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5 ways to boost your confidence

Top tips to help change how others see you

5 ways to boost your confidence
Acquiring confidence is not rocket science. Still, there are some who struggle more than others when it comes to the matter at hand. So, if you’re looking to boost your confidence levels, look no further than the following list:
5 ways to boost your confidence
1. Your body language affects you, too

\nIt’s not just about how confident you appear to other people. In fact, being confident has nothing to do with other people and everything to do with you and how you feel about yourself.

\nFor example, you feel more confident when you’re standing up straight rather than when you’re slouching. It’s that simple, really. So to improve your confidence, you need to improve your body language.
5 ways to boost your confidence
2. Whatever you are, own it

\nI recently interviewed lawyer and businesswoman Lilly Ghalichi. But Ghalichi is not your typical lawyer/entrepreneur. For one, she’s had several cosmetic procedures, wears short dresses, and sports jersey-style big hair.

\nBut she’s proud of it. And because of her confidence, she runs a multi-million beauty business and has almost 2 million followers on her Instagram account.
5 ways to boost your confidence
3. Love yourself

\nAnd I mean really love yourself. Spoil yourself, buy yourself nice things, give yourself compliments, tell yourself you look great, take care of yourself. This is not arrogance. Loving yourself is essential to your being and your confidence.

\nPlus, if you don’t love yourself, chances are, no one else will.
5 ways to boost your confidence
4. Step out of the comfort zone

\nThere’s a reason stepping out of your comfort zone is hard: because it takes confidence and courage to try new things. New things mean unchartered territory. You don’t know if you’re going to succeed or fail at these new experiences.

\nBut if you’re constantly pushing yourself to try new experience, you’ll soon be fearless to them. And fearless people are rarely unconfident.
5 ways to boost your confidence
5. Accept your weaknesses and work on them

\nThere’s nothing wrong with having weaknesses. We all have them, without exception. Being confident is not about not having weaknesses. It’s about recognising them and accepting them.

\nOnce you’ve done that step, you can proceed to work on your weaknesses and better yourself and your confidence.