In today’s business world, it’s mandatory to be self- confident and face the challenges. Otherwise, you will not go far in your career as well as daily life. So, the question arises how can anyone be a confident person and ready to lead the fast pace business world? Is it too hard or are there any rules for this? Well, Being a Self Confident Person takes some practices on it. You just have to consider some terms on this. Such as your dress up style, walking style, speech delivery style etc. Just follow this article to the bottom you will have some ideas about being self-confident.
9 Ways to Be Self-Confident Instantly:
Pay attention to how you are dressed when you need to feel more confident. Because when you feel that you look your best, you are more likely to carry yourself with more confidence. You will find it easier to interact with others and you won’t be distracted by worrying about how you look.
The interesting fact is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to look good, just make a few small changes (invest in a few great accessories) that can help you to appear ‘sharper’. Make sure your clothes fit you properly and in a flattering manner, and also pressed and polished.
2.Step Up The Pace
A particular walking gesture can increase your self-confidence. Scientist found that a person will feel more confident by walking with purpose wherever he goes. Walk about 25% faster than you normally would, with your head up and energy flowing and set up your mind that you’re on a mission, with places to go and people to see! You will start to feel more important and more confident.
3. Watch Your Posture
Just like the discussion on walking above, the way you carry your body tells others a lot about how you feel about yourself. Are you slouching, slumping your shoulders, and looking pretty lethargic? Then you are communicating with others, that you don’t have a lot of self-confidence. Instead, practice good posture like sit or stand upright with your head up and shoulders back, make eye contact with others in a friendly manner. You will feel more alert, more confident, and more powerful.
Carrying a personal advertisement or commercial that you write about yourself can help you whenever you feel down. This is a short speech, less than a minute, which highlights everything that is great about you. While writing an advertisement about yourself – focus on your strengths, what you are good at, and what you like about yourself. You should also carry it always so, whenever you have a moment where your self-confidence wanes, you can pull out your personal advertisement and read it to yourself. This will help you remember that although you have made a mistake, you are still a great, worthy and unique person and feel amazing about yourself and be amazing.
Every day writes down a list of at least five things that you are proud of accomplishing, things that you can be grateful for in your life. This could include relationships with people you love, your health, or your educational achievements. You could even keep a list with you in case you ever face a moment where it’s really difficult to focus on the positive. If you train yourself to focus on what you have to be grateful for, you will be amazed at how much more confident and happier, in general, you will feel.
6. Pay People Compliments
Try disengaging from the gossip circle. Everyone has something valuable about them, so focus on that instead. Refuse to gossip about others, but instead, pay them compliments. The more you practice paying sincere compliments to others instead of focusing on their negative attributes, you will be more likely to focus on your own positive attributes as well. By looking for the best in other people, you will bring out the best in yourself.
Many people are nervous about speaking up in group discussion. They afraid of how others will judge them for what they say, otherwise they are also concerned about looking bad or feeling stupid which isn’t true all the time. Make it a game with yourself. Decide that you will speak up at least one time in every group discussion that you’re in. You’ll find that it gets easier in time. You’ll be improving your public speaking skills and will feel more and more confident in sharing your opinions and ideas in front of other people. In fact, in time, you may even begin to be seen as a leader by your peers and supervisors if you continue sharing and contributing to group discussions.
Not only is exercise a great way to blow of stress, but setting and achieving physical fitness goals is an excellent way to feel better about your abilities. You will feel proud as you reach each milestone you set for yourself. Plus, you will feel more energized and probably more attractive as well – both of which can help improve your self-confidence.
9.Focus On Contributing
When you shift your focus to what you give instead of what you get or how you are perceived, you will stop worrying so much about yourself. Plus, if you can help others or contribute in some positive way, it will simply make you feel good. For all of these reasons, focusing on what you contribute will help to boost your self-confidence.
Contributor: Rubaida Zreen Studying at Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University, Bangladesh.