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Powerful Ways for you to Boost your Own Self-Confidence

Self-Confidence

Boosting your self-confidence doesn’t have to be an impossible task. After all, sometimes a few simple changes are all you need in order to turn things around and you would be surprised at how much of an impact this can have on your life.

Stay Away from Negativity

It’s so important that you are able to evaluate your inner circle. This includes your friends and

your family. This may be a tough one but it also may be worth you looking at the people who have put you down in the past so that you can eliminate them from your life. You may also want to stay away from those who degrade you at work as well, as this is one of the best ways for you to really change your life. It’s important that you can be positive, even if you are not feeling it yet.  

Change your Body Language

Your posture, your smile and even the eye contact that you make will all play a part in how you

are perceived. The next time you go out, try and pull your shoulders back. This will show that you are a much more confident person and it will make you feel better as well. You also need to try and speak slowly. Research has shown that those who take the time to speak slower tend to appear more confident. The other person will probably hear what you are saying much easier as well, so there are numerous benefits to doing this.

Your Style

Take the time to style your hair, have a shave and dress up nicely. If you have some nice high heels then don’t be afraid to put them on, even if you aren’t going out anywhere special. You can even go the extra mile and get a helix piercing, as this will help you to feel better about yourself when you are out. If you feel unconfident wearing new clothes then you have nothing to worry about. Everyone feels a bit uneasy when trying something different, so try and wear it around the house for a few days as this will help you to get past any wardrobe malfunctions before you head out.

Don’t Accept Failure

There is a solution to everything, and it is so important that you never accept failure as an option. This is a major confidence booster and it can also help you to have faith in yourself. Low confidence is usually caused by negative thoughts so if you find that you are constantly criticising yourself because you are not attractive, smart or athletic then you are not creating a good image for yourself. The next time you hear thoughts like this in your head, try and think something positive. When you do this, you can then train your mind to think differently and this can really help you to build your own confidence.

Prepare Yourself

If you know that you have a big presentation coming up in your career or if you are nervous about an upcoming event then preparation is key. You need to visualise yourself doing well, and you also need to make sure that you prepare yourself as much as possible. When you are able to do this, you can then feel confident knowing that everything else will fall into place. If you do not prepare yourself for the things that you are nervous about then you may end up making mistakes and this will fuel your image of negativity.

Create a List of Everything You’re Good At

When times get tough, it can be hard for you to keep up your level of self-confidence. For this reason, it helps to sit down and make a list of everything that you know you are good at. You then need to make another list of your accomplishments. When you have done this, you can then pin them on your mirror or even on your refrigerator door. This will make it easily accessible and it will also remind you of what an amazing life you have had. On top of this, it will tell you what an amazing person you are. Sometimes you just need to remember who you are and when you do this, you will soon see that you are an incredible individual who is capable of just about anything. Doing things like this will also help your confidence to soar and it will also prove to you that you are able to achieve anything you put your mind to.

 

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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