Monday, June 18, 2012

Be Confident

Confidence is an elusive trait sometimes. You want it but you can't seem to find it. Sometimes it seems to be dangling right in front of your face, but you can't reach it. Do you ever feel like it is also infectious? That when you are around other confident people you start to feel more confident? Or maybe it doesn't work that way-maybe you feel even more insecure when being around those more confident.

In self-care and improving self-esteem confidence in yourself, and your decisions can mean the difference between feeling great and feeling blah. So how to we step our confidence up a notch?

  • Practice Eye Contact. Yes it can be scary, but nothing screams "I'm completely in control and comfortable with who I am" like eye contact. Sometimes you need to practice it before you even feel that way. But change the behavior and your thoughts will follow. 
  • Repeat a Mantra. In your head. "I am strong, confident and amazing." "I feel confident, strong and beautiful" Create your own!
  • Know that failure is necessary for growth. without failing we can not learn, and can not succeed. Learn from your failures and move on. 
  • Avoid nervous tics. Stop picking at your fingernails, tugging your clothes and twirling your hair obsessively. Walk into a room/situation standing tall, shoulders back and head up. Exude confidence. 
  • Ask for support. A reassuring friend can always inspire confidence. Don't be afraid to ask when you need a confidence boost. Maybe find a confidence buddy?
Confidence is the sexiest thing you can wear. 
Be guiltless about it!

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