Want to boost your confidence? Set aside 5 minutes and try any of these confidence boosting activities that will make a difference.
HAVE A CHOCOLATE
Chocolate has endorphins which makes you feel happy. When you are happier, you will be more confident. Just take few bites after lunch or dinner to keep you satisfied and sunny throughout your day.
SNAP A SELFIE
Taking flattering photos of yourself, even if they are not shared on social media, is a fun way to improve your confidence. Find a decent light, come to a pose, and click the camera. You can also add some cool touch by using editing effects on your photos.
SNACK ON THIS
The foods containing amino acids and tryptophan will boost serotonin, a chemical that makes you more confident and calm. Take tryptophan rich foods like leafy vegetables, turkey, and buckwheat to be healthy, happy, and stay confident throughout the day.
Spending time in green space will reduce stress and cures brain fatigue. Motherhood is extremely tiring, and it’s hard to think well of yourself when you are tired. So, it’s better to take your kids to park, look for a garden or can have lunch under a shady tree.
Exercise, even if it’s short, leisure walk, releases endorphins and serotonin, which makes you to feel confident. These feel-good chemicals will make you feel that you will be going to achieve something big, which improves your self-esteem and happiness.
TURN UP THE TUNES
Listening to your favorite upbeat music and focusing on some positive energy improves your mood. Just create a playlist of confidence and happiness boosting songs and listen continuously until you feel better.
WEAR A CITRUS PERFUME
Smelling the scent of citrus relieves stress and improves your mood. When you are happier, you will be optimistic about everything. Also, you will feel even more overwhelming when you get compliments on your fruity scent.
We typically take 12 to 16 breaths per minute but deep inhales and exhales can slow down to 4 to 6 breaths per minute and helps you feel better and think more clear by decreasing fight-or-flight response. Continue taking deep breaths until you become calm and cool, this way you can handle any situation confidently. When your stress response is diminished, you will have clear mind and clarity to go out and face whatever comes to you.
You might be having a friend or co-worker who is playful? Well, she may be irritating but actually she is good for your health. Surround yourself with happy people who always have a smile on their face to feel good and happy, which even boosts your self-confidence.
RED IS RADIANT
According to recent British study, you can boost your confidence by simply dressing in red color to work. If you are not comfortable in wearing full red, just carry a red purse, wear big red drop earrings, or tie on a red scarf.
PEEP AT THE SUN
Bright light helps in releasing mood-boosting chemical known as serotonin, which makes you confident. Before walking into the meeting, just glance up the sky. Small exposure to sunlight will wake you up, lifts your spirits and improves your confidence.
Most of the people worry about upsetting future events – new jobs, block party you’re hosting next week, speeches, but instead of having anxiety, do something to prepare. The best thing you can do is write your fears ahead and try to find appropriate solution to each concern.