If you can improve your self-confidence, you will not only have a better chance of success in your endeavors but also garner respect from your peers, counterparts, and superiors. When you have self-belief, you will enjoy more success in your personal and professional lives. Here are five simple but effective hacks that you can implement today to improve your self-confidence and self-belief.
Look The Part
One simple but powerful way to boost your confidence is to dress well wherever you go. For example, if you work in an office, wear clothes that are coordinated and always pressed. When you dress smartly, you instinctively start to feel confident about yourself.
Control Your Breathing
There may be occasions when you feel stressed, nervous, or anxious. Deep breathing is one of the quickest ways to lower stress in the body. When you breathe deeply a message is sent to your brain saying calm down and relax. The brain then relays this message to your body, which can then regulate heart rate, fast breathing, and high blood pressure. Try breathing exercises that will help prepare you for when these situations arise.
When you feel at a low ebb, give yourself a pep-talk. Remind yourself of your strengths, qualifications, and past achievements. Motivate yourself by setting new goals that you can realistically achieve. These types of pep – talks are a great way to improve your self-belief.
Improve Your Body Language
Try to stand up straight with your shoulders back and always walk tall. When talking to someone, always look them in the eye. Use your arms when addressing a gathering; this comes across as confident and approachable.
Stay Clear of Negativity
If your “friends” or colleagues continuously doubt your abilities or beliefs, you probably need new friends. Like positivity, negativity is contagious. Othe people’s negative vibes cant dampen your efforts. Try to hang with happy people who are creative and confident.