- Change the way you see yourself. Our mental image of ourself could determine our level of self-confident. If you see yourself in a good way, chances are that the world around you will also you in the same way. We should realise that our self image is the first tag that we put on ourselves and people usually buy into it. This tag isn't fixed, it could be changed and improved, so if your level of self confident isn't where you want it, change it. Discover something good about yourself and celebrate it. Stop visualising all your shortcomings and begin magnifying your strengths. See yourself as valuable and your gait will change.
- Groom yourself and clothe yourself nicely. You would think that this one should be obvious, but it’s amazing how difficult it is to pay attention to your physical appearance when your self confidence is low. Nevertheless, a good grooming can completely alter what the world sees when it looks at you. A popular saying tells us to dress the way we want to addressed. The effects of a good shower, a shave, clean clothes, well cut nails, and well fitted and nice clothes on your self confidence goes far beyond what some people think. If you're well spruced up and nicely dressed, you’ll feel good about yourself and, invariably you'll feel ready to tackle the world. Now, dressing nicely doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the price tags on what you're wearing, it simply communicates to the people around you the value you place on yourself.
- Stand tall. Don't slouch. Don't droop. Remind yourself to stand tall and straight. Chin up. Square your shoulders. Imagine that a rope is pulling the top of your head toward the sky, and the rest of your body will straighten accordingly. In my Mum's book, people who stand tall and confident generally get people's attention. And, in my book, people who stand tall and confident hold the attention of the world around them...
- Smile. Another very obvious one. Cliché, you might say, but it works. It is proven. Everybody feels instantly better when approached with a smile, not to mention that when you smile you do really look better. So, come on, just smile. See...! Now, that you're smiling, don't you feel better already?
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
How To build Your Self Confidence And Keep It.
We have been talking about self confidence, building or improving it, but most importantly, keeping it. If you missed the first part, read it here.