Confidence is an oft-elusive energy that makes people seem instantly impressive. How many times have you glanced enviously at someone else’s Insta story or profile, and wished you had their confidence?
But true confidence comes from within, and though putting your best foot forward isn’t for the benefit of those around you, it can give you that extra boost you need to put yourself out there.
With that in mind, these five tips are a fantastic way to find and amplify your inner voice to help you
- Find your style
A style overhaul can work wonders for your confidence – your appearance should make you feel good about yourself and show off your wonderful personality to the world!
Your style tells the world who you are, and while being yourself is always the most important thing, finding a presentation that reflects the real ‘you’ can make you feel a little more ready to face the world
You don’t always feel smiling, and you don’t owe anyone a happy face.
But when it comes to social situations, a smile can create that ‘fake it til you make it’ confidence many of us need.
If you’re a shy smiler, teeth straightening treatments from the likes of Bicester Smile Clinic can make you feel better about whipping out those pearly whites. And if they’re not so white, a good red lip with a blue undertone can make them look instantly brighter – and make your smile pop!
- Find something new
If you lack confidence, it can be hard to try your hand at new disciplines.
But giving yourself that first push can help you discover a powerful sense of self.
You don’t have to tell anyone you’re doing it, but try something that’s just for you – that you don’t share with anyone in your life. It could be a new hobby, like writing or singing or an adult learning class like languages or drama.
But learning a new skill that’s purely for your own benefit gives you a healthy outlet, and a space to discover new strengths.
- Create a soundtrack
Music can make us feel fantastic.
Ever walk down the street listening to your current favourite track and feel like you’re in your own music video? No, us neither, obviously…
Put together a Spotify mix of your best motivational tracks, whether they’re soothing songs that quell your anxious thoughts or heavy bass beats that get the adrenaline pumping, and be your own main character.
- Positive affirmations
‘Manifesting’ is one of the top buzzwords of the decade so far.
And though you might not believe you can train your brain to think positively, and wish your dreams into reality, many swear by the art of manifesting.
If nothing else, it can transform your confidence by replacing those negative thoughts we tell ourselves every day with positive affirmations.
Every time one of those self-doubting thoughts creeps in, fend it off with a positive counterargument.
These are just five ways to grow your confidence – even if you’re starting from scratch.
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