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13 Simple Ways To Feel (And Look!) Even More Confident!

Smriti Notani

Guest Contributor

Confidence is a very tricky thing. It can elude you when you need it the most. That’s why we’ve come up with some sure-fire ways of reaching your potential, confidence-wise. Consider this a cheat code of sorts and you’ll find yourself walking tall with a stride that screams ‘Girl Boss’! Here's how you can be more confident, one step at a time!

1. Fake It Till You Make It

No one is born confident, you need to know that. One of the main ingredients of confidence is just acting. It’s about putting up a facade of being confident. The more you act it, the more you’ll feel it. We’re not sure about the science behind this, but we can vouch for its authenticity. It’s tried and tested, ladies - it really works!

2. Look The Part

A large part of looking confident is feeling confident first. You need to do whatever it takes to make yourself feel good. You need to dress the part, and you need to wear what works for your body. Don’t just ape trends. Your body is unique and what works for you may not work for someone else. Accentuate your best features!

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3. Smell Amazing

Another big factor when it comes to feeling confident is grooming. It’s not about grooming to keep up with the world, it’s about grooming to feel top notch! If you smell good, you’ll find yourself attractive. You will surely not feel conscious if someone suddenly comes close to you. You won’t feel distressed if, even after a long day, someone gives you a hug. This stuff seems small girls, but it really goes a long way.

4. Observe The Right People

When we say the word ‘confidence’ to you, who comes to your mind? Is there a particular person that you identify as confident? We’re pretty sure there is! So why not observe this person? Take a good look at what they do differently. Do they smile more? Do they speak eloquently? Try to imbibe their good qualities.

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5. Stop Second Guessing Yourself

One of the major things that come in the way of our confidence is just how much we doubt ourselves. Let’s stop doing that, no? What good can come of it? Have a little more faith in yourself and watch how you feel more confident almost instantly!

6. Be Real

Own who you are! Are you a sporty person? Are you more of a dreamer? Whatever qualities have been attributed to you in this lifetime are there for a reason. Always remember; trying to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. Be real and own it!

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7. Don’t Worry About Fitting In

The most confident people aren’t the ones who fit in the best. They are the ones who stand out and don’t cower under pressure. The more mind space you give this whole ‘fitting in’ business, the more time you spend worrying about the opinions of people who don't matter, pointlessly.

8. People Are Not Judging You

You know, it’s so funny how we think that we are always being judged. The truth is, most people are busy with their own lives and problems. Everyone has their own fair share of ordeals and issues, so why do you think that they are sitting and thinking about you? The more you internalize this thought, the more confident you’ll feel.

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9. Improve Your Posture

How we perceive someone’s confidence level has a lot to do with what we can see. When we see someone standing tall and not slouching, we automatically assume they are super sure of themselves. So this is a great sneaky little tip to looking confident instantly. Once you stand tall and look everyone in the eye, you’ll automatically feel more confident thus proving our theory of ‘fake it till you make it’!

10.  Your Funny Bone Will Save You!

Nothing gets us through life like a little bit of humour. Trust us; the most confident people are the ones who can laugh at themselves. When you learn not to take yourself and everything around you so seriously all the time, you automatically ease up in life. There are not many situations in the world that can’t be laughed at. So what are you waiting for? Laugh your way to a new and confident you!

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11. The Mirror Is Your Friend

Spend time working on the aspects that make you feel diffident. If public speaking scares you, practice in front of the mirror. If people make you uncomfortable, practice holding conversations with them in front of the mirror. It might seem awkward and silly at first, but you’ll get over that. Practice makes perfect, and a rehearsal never goes to waste!

12. Invest In Yourself

Watch YouTube videos, watch TED talks, read books, and do many more things to learn about being more confident. It’ll really help you grow as a person. If there’s one thing we know for sure, it is that investing time, effort, and energy in yourself never goes to waste. So work on yourself diligently and gently. You’ll see how much it pays off in the near future.

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13. There’s No Time Like Now

If you are feeling unsure about changing your ways now all of a sudden, just know that there’s no right time to learn something. Especially if that ‘something’ is going to help you in life. Being a more confident person will help you, personally and professionally, in paving the way to an overall improved life. So don’t just accept that you have always been a certain way! It isn’t too late to change. Just remember, girls; there’s no time like NOW!

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Published on May 02, 2017
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