9 Simple Ways to Boost Your Confidence
Confidence. Illusive, invisible, but so important to leading a healthy, happy life. Problem is, surprisingly very few of us have it. In fact, 85% of people across the globe are reportedly affected by low self-esteem, which means a huge number of us are struggling to back ourselves at work, in relationships and even at home.
So how do you improve your confidence? Sadly, there is no miraculous wonder cure to banish low self-esteem (yet!) but there are a few simple ways to boost your confidence. It may be a gradual process, but take a look at these ideas to start you in the right direction.
Question your critic
Feelings of doubt and low self-worth can be the ringleader of low confidence, but are they really worth listening to? Think about it this way: would you let someone else talk to you or a loved one the way your inner critic talks to yourself? No, didn’t think so! Try and block out negative thoughts with positive affirmations or memories of when you did something great.
Try a confidence app
There are plenty of mind and wellness apps that can be a great way to guide you on your journey to a better sense of self. For example, Happier offers five steps to help you change what you can and accept what you can’t, while ThinkUp delivers daily positive affirmations. Try a few and see what works, but remember to take time away from screens every so often…
Give a helping hand
Simply being there for someone else can give you a positive boost. Helping friends, family or even a complete stranger not only builds relationships but also confirms the fact that you are important and have a lot to offer.
Give yourself a boost...
Okay, so confidence starts from within… but a little external help doesn’t hurt! Taking care of your appearance can do wonders for your confidence, and having great hair is a perfect starting point, particularly if yours is looking a little lacklustre. Using products that help it look its absolute best can be all you need for a little confidence boost. Try Nanogen’s Thickening Treatment range for that extra hit of body and bounce...and a killer red lip! On that note, a bold, bright lipstick can be the cherry on top of a confident woman. Choose just the right shade for your skin tone and rock it! The compliments alone will make you feel like a superwoman.