Maybe she’s born with it. Or maybe she tried one of these killer confidence hacks!
Contrary to popular belief, confidence is a trait that can be learned. All it takes is practice. Sprinkle in a little self-love, and you’ll be strutting in no time!
Check out 11 ways you can boost your confidence TODAY.
1. Practice affirmations.
Affirmations, or mantras, change the way your brain works. Science shows that your brain believes whatever you tell it to believe. Cool, right? Focusing on positive messages is a mental shortcut to confidence.
Here are some affirmations to try today:
- Self-doubt has no place in my life.
- What others think of me doesn’t concern me at all.
- I am radiant.
2. Develop your personal style.
We all know the saying, “the clothes make the (wo)man.” But what does it actually mean? It means that your clothes affect your confidence!
For instance, start to notice what clothes make you feel sexy or beautiful. Buy more of those kinds of pieces! Pay attention to colors, fit, and fabrics.
In the words of Hailee Steinfeld, “You look greatest when you feel like a damn queen.”
3. Eat foods that make you feel good.
Food affects your energy levels. Likewise, your energy affects your confidence! Refined carbs clog up your system and cloud your brain. Reach for fresh fruit or green tea, instead!
4. Organize something.
Organizing one small area of your life helps you feel prepared and in control. For instance, try decluttering your inbox, cleaning out your car, or sorting your mail! But, remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day! Take baby steps. You’ll be organized before you know it!
5. Listen to your inner voice.
Trusting your intuition is a sign of confidence. And, in order to develop your intuition, you must practice listening to your inner voice. This can be five minutes of meditation. Or, it can be an hour-long yoga practice! Do what works for your inner self — as long as you’re listening to her!
6. Create a power-up playlist.
Nothing boosts confidence quite like a good bop! Pack a playlist with your favorite girl-power songs. Not a natural DJ? Then, check out pre-made playlists on Apple or Spotify.
7. Make a vision board.
Achieve your dreams by visualizing them! Confidence is easy when you can see a bright future. Put your vision board somewhere you will see it daily.
8. Have a good laugh.
Laughter not only improves your health and happiness. It’s also an immediate confidence booster! Watch a Netflix comedy special or scroll through TikTok. After all, laughter is the best medicine!
9. Pamper yourself.
No, don’t max your credit card on a Gucci bag. But DO make time for simple luxuries. For example, take a candlelit bath or order your favorite food. When you treat yourself special, you feel special. It’s as simple as that!
10. Set one big goal and one small goal.
Thinking about the future can be overwhelming. Let’s simplify it! To begin, set one big goal that excites you. Then set a smaller, super-achievable goal. This way, you can crush your small goal on your way to your wildest dreams. You’ve got this!
11. Make time for self-care.
There’s a powerful quote currently circulating the internet.
If you don’t make time for your wellness, you will be forced to deal with your illness.
Self-care not only prevents illness. It also increases your confidence! When you care for yourself, you feel good. You can show up as the best version of yourself in all areas of life.
Self care ideas for every day:
- Get your heart rate up.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Take stretch breaks at work.
- Talk about your feelings.
- Stick to your budget.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Prioritize your health.
- Take a relaxing bath
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