FIVE QUICK CONFIDENCE BOOSTERS FOR THE NEW YEAR

A new year always brings renewed hope, fresh beginnings and a chance to start anew. Better start writing down your goals and plans for the new year now. Here are a five quick and easy tips to boost your confidence and make things happen.

1. Sit up straight, stand tall.
Studies suggest that people with good posture exhibit a more confident attitude compared to those who are fond of slouching; they tend to have more belief in their thoughts and actions. Sitting up straight and standing tall is also a surefire way to look more attractive and that is always a confidence booster.

2. Practice good hygiene and proper grooming at all times.
This may seem very obvious but some people tend to underestimate the importance of these. Knowing you look and smell clean and good does wonders for your mood and self-image. It gives you an instant dose of confidence even around different people and situations. So always take a shower, spritz on some nice perfume, shave, get a regular haircut, and keep your nails neatly groomed. Switch to hair-friendly products. Check the labels on your shampoo, conditioner and other styling products for ingredients that may cause more damage to your hair. Some products contain chemicals that strip off natural oils, causing the weakening and thinning of hair strands over time. Look for products like Novuhair made with natural ingredients that protect and promote healthy hair.

3. Dress nicely and appropriately.
Choose clothes that are of good quality and flattering to your body. Always wear clean, presentable clothes and learn how to dress according to the occasion. A good wardrobe need not be expensive, just have flexible key pieces you can either dress up or down. Dressing nicely and appropriately always adds to your confidence and feelings of success, and helps command respect and credibility, especially in the workplace.

4. Think positively.
Make a conscious effort to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Practice positive affirmations daily instead of stressing over what you think you can’t do. Channel your mind into a positive direction always and you’ll notice your entire perspective shifting from pessimism to optimism. Make positive thinking a habit and you’ll surely feel better about yourself and the world.

5. Smile.
Smiling is the quickest and easiest way to feel good about yourself. It instantly changes your mood and lifts the spirits. It also means you are self-assured and people will react positively to that, which in turn will give you a confidence fix.


Sources:

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifehack/63-ways-to-build-self-confidence.html
http://zenhabits.net/25-killer-actions-to-boost-your-self-confidence/
http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Quick-Confidence-How-to-Boost-Self-Esteem
http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/810523/8-tips-to-boost-your-self-confidence
http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Confident
http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/10-ways-to-instantly-build-self-confidence/

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