Have you ever heard of the term ‘You are what you eat’? Well it is the same with your thoughts! You are what you think. This sounds too easy to be true and often times our society makes problems more complicated than they truly are. However, you can change the way you present yourself just by how you think and act.
It seems like everyone doesn’t have as much confidence as they would like these days. It is easy to go on social media and see someone or something that seems far too impossible to obtain. It’s even worse that you’re comparing yourself to whatever you are looking at! But there are some very few simple steps to gaining more confidence. By doing these steps you will notice increased respect from people, clearer goals and maybe even a happier life!
- Dress to impress. Even though image isn’t everything, it is important to present yourself in a way that you will be proud of. So by putting on that new suit or dress you’re really telling yourself that you’re proud of who you are and you respect that by allowing other people to know you are proud of whom you are.
- Posture is important. Body language plays a large role in how we communicate. The words coming out of your mouth won’t give the conversation justice if you are not sitting up straight and looking attentive. A slouched position is a sign of defeat and lack of confidence. By elongating your spine in every vertebra you will seem like a more dominant figure.
- Speak up and clearly. A voice that shakes and mumbles is a sign of shyness and insecurity. If you are in an important meeting or delivering a message it will be hard to believe or be persuaded by what you are saying. By using a strong loud voice you are allowing people to believe because of your confidence. So speak up, even if it’s scary.
- Practice what you preach. By practicing habits that you encourage, you are convincing yourself to believe in these habits or that lifestyle. Even if at times you don’t think you can do something; practicing can make you subconsciously believe you can.
It is easy to get caught up in day-to-day slumps and become overwhelmed by the different forces in life. However, by investing time into yourself you will achieve an even greater sense of fulfillment and enjoy more success in your life. Let’s see how confident you can be!