Ten simple ways to boost your Self-confidence
1. Stand Up Straight
If you get your posture right, you will feel more confident instantly. Stand up straight, walk slowly, and strike a superwoman pose. This is your city – embrace it!
2. Realise How Talented You Are
It’s time to start focusing on the present, and the talents you have today – as well as the talents you can still develop.When you're feeling low, make a list of all of the things you've done that make you proud, and then whip it out whenever you need a quick pick-me-up.
3. Dress Up
One of the quickest and easiest ways to boost your confidence is to fake it. It’s time to start dressing up, even if you’re only heading out to buy groceries. If you look great, you feel great which increases your self-confidence.
4. Put On A Happy Face
When you smile, the whole world smiles with you, so why not? Even if you're having one of "those" days, slap on a sincere grin. When you see others responding to your positive attitude, your mood is bound to take a turn for the brighter and make you feel better about yourself.
5. Do A Good Deed
Hold the door for someone. Buy coffee for a co-worker. Offer your seat on the train to a senior citizen. Donate your time at a local women's shelter or the humane society. By doing a good deed, you'll feel better about yourself and the world around you.
6. Challenge Yourself
Whether you set out to master a new move in your exercise class or decide to get over your biggest fear, challenging yourself to master something — and then doing it — will give you a huge boost in self-confidence.
7. Spritz On A Scent
Your favourite fragrance does more than make you smell oh-so-nice. As it turns out, it can actually make you confident, too. Studies have found that 90 percent of women feel more confident while wearing a scent than those who go fragrance-free.
Experts believe that having solid mental practices—like picturing yourself scoring the winning goal or even going through a tough workout—can lead to greater feelings of self-assurance and prep your brain for a successful outcome. Throw in a positive affirmation, and go through this practice right before or right after you hit the sheets for sleep.
9. Stop Worrying About What Others Think
You can’t be responsible for how everyone around you feels about how you live your life. Ask yourself, “When I make decisions, do I think first of myself or do I worry about what others will think or feel?” Give yourself permission to put yourself first.
10. Know What Makes You Unique
Every person is born with unique gifts and talent that they are naturally good at. When you find them and use them, these gifts lead you to real happiness and success. Start noticing the compliments you often get from people. There is sure to be a gift there.
The most beautiful thing a woman can wear is confidence. Make sure you celebrate the fabulous woman YOU really are!