Confidence is a very powerful trait that many people find inspiring and attractive. But sometimes, you might not just feel confident and your mental affirmations might refuse to take root. When this happens, there are a few seemingly mundane things you can do to heighten your confidence. So as our gift to you in this new month of August, check out five ways to boost your confidence from the outside in.
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1. Get a mani-pedi
Nothing perks you up like getting your nails done. It makes you feel good to look down at your feet and see them perfectly and beautifully painted. When you get your nails done, you tend to use your hands to demonstrate a lot more and this may come across as confidence to other people. You end up feeling confident because you look confident.
2. Switch up your hair
Get out of your old funk with a new hairdo. Getting your hair done makes you feel confident, brand new, and ready to take on the world. You don’t even have to get an entirely new hairstyle. You could just style your current hair-do differently. That shift from what is comfortable will eventually lead to a shift in your behaviour.
3. Wear matching underwear
If you would like a more subtle change, try wearing pieces of underwear that match. You notice that when you wear new or matching underwear, there’s a bounce in your step. Wearing matching underwear tricks you into believing that you have it all together. When you believe that, you begin to act more confident.
4. Change your perfume
When you use one perfume for a long time, you start to lose sense of it. You find out that you can no longer smell it because your nose has gotten too used to it. When you change your perfume, you are aware that you smell different and nice. This can help you feel more confident.
5. Do a skincare routine
Doing an extensive skincare routine makes you feel squeaky clean and beautiful. When you take care of your skin, you can look more directly at people because you have nothing to hide. Even if you still have blemishes after, you will feel like you’re working at something. And having something to look forward to will perk up your confidence.
For more ways to upgrade your life, check out how to keep your bathroom tidy.