Smile

 

Because we all need a little self-esteem boost from time to time

Let’s be honest, confidence doesn’t come naturally to most of us. Even on the best of days, it can be hard to find the confidence we need for certain situations, and while building your self-esteem might not happen overnight, we’ve got a few tips that will help you exude confidence in an instant.

  1. Smile
    When you’re at your most nervous, smiling might seem like the last thing you want to do, but trust us, it really boosts your confidence. Our bodies are wired in such a way that if you smile, the action will send messages to your brain to trick it into triggering the same emotion, only for real.
  2. Check Your Posture
    The way you carry yourself says a lot about your confidence levels. If you’re slouched over or hunched, people will assume you don’t have great self-esteem, and that feeling can be mirrored back to your own self-perception. The next time you’re going into a tricky situation, stand up tall, straighten your shoulders, and walk in with your head held high. You’ll notice a difference immediately.
  3. Just Breathe
    When you’re stressed, anxious, or nervous, sometimes we forget the simplest of things. If you’re starting to doubt yourself, pause for a second, and take a deep breath. Hold it for a moment, and when you exhale, let go of your doubts and concerns with your breath.

 

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