5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Feeling More Confident
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Bass-heavy music can actually trick your mind into feeling more confident.
One study revealed job-interview candidates who listened to bass-heavy rap music ended up exhibiting more confidence and performing better than those who didn't.
Making yourself more pleasing to your own eyes can make you feel more confident.
When you need some extra confidence, head to a mirror and apply some makeup, fix your hair and otherwise tidy up your appearance a bit.
Our posture can have a significant effect on our internal dialogue.
A "power posture" pose, held for several seconds to several minutes, can increase your confidence in almost any situation.
We feel confident when we do something successful. On the other hand, if we fail to succeed, we might feel insecure for a while.
Get ahead of this process by doing something ahead of time that you know you're good at.
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A tall, correct posture is the outer sign of confidence.
A study showed that a tall, expansive posture helps you feel and consequently act more powerful than more drawn-in stances.
To be a stronger leader, you need to practice self-confidence. If you’re always second-guessing yourself and feeling shy around your coworkers, they won’t follow you.
Charismatic leaders think outside the box and aren’t afraid to push the limits.
While others may see this kind of push as risky, these leaders are the ones leading the way and driving innovation. When a problem arises, leaders don’t see only the difficulties. Instead, they rise to the challenge and see it as an opportunity. In business, this creativity can lead to powerful change and transformation, which can inspire and motivate others.
"Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate it.” - Simon Sinek
Because leaders value innovation, they are focused on the future and how they can improve it. They have a dream and direction that motivates and inspires others.
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When you are feeling stuck, start writing about whatever is on your mind.
Set aside 10 to 15 minutes. It may start out as a page of gibberish, but soon ideas will start to flow.
If you feel overwhelmed by how little you have progressed, switch to working on mindless tasks that require little attention and allow the mind to wander. Wash the dishes, organize your bookshelf, or do laundry.
By accomplishing small wins, you develop momentum and confidence to overcome your mental block.
Play around with your home or office environment and discover what works best for you.
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