HOW TO ‘TRICK’ YOURSELF INTO BEING MORE CONFIDENT
➢ Adjust your posture: Straighten your spine while in a meeting, or stand tall with your chest out when meeting someone. That simple adjustment works wonders to boost your self-confidence because of the relationship between our mind and body.
➢ Listen to uplifting music: If you’re nervous about giving a big presentation, listening to high-energy songs with a positive message can boost your self-esteem. Workers who feel more confident after listening to an upbeat song also tend to be more productive.
➢ Say a mantra to yourself in the mirror: Start your day in the right mindset by creating a positive message to say out loud to yourself. This can encourage an optimistic outlook which creates confidence. Examples: “I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness”, “I have the power to create change”
➢ Exercise regularly: Working out has numerous mental health benefits, and those who do feel less anxious and depressed. And when you see results, you naturally carry yourself more confidently.
➢ Keep a list of obstacles you’ve overcome in the past: Think of them when you are confronted by a hardship that feels overwhelming. It helps to remember past accomplishments and draw from your past victories.