Being confident is the most important element in any social interaction. It can be an enviable quality. Being completely assured of yourself and your abilities give you the courage to take risks and accomplish great things. But confidence doesn’t always come easy as we think, and it can come and go depending on your mood. The good news is that you can fake confidence pretty easily when you are not feeling it.
In this blog post, I will share with you some certain things you can do to fake confidence. The more you exhibit these traits, the more they will become a part of you, and you will start feeling inherently more confidence. Let’s take a look:
- Body Language And Smile
Use slow gestures when you talk to people and also smile at them. Don’t flail your arms around, don’t be fidgety even if you’re nervous. It may take some time to become a subconscious habit, but you need to be self-conscious about your movements at the beginning. When someone says something to you, don’t whip your head around to look at them. Use slow, deliberate gestures.
When you walk, keep your shoulders back and your head up. Don’t stare at the ground. Don’t be afraid to make eye contact with people around you. When you do make eye contact, don’t immediately look down- that is a sign of submission.
Don’t be afraid to take up space. Stand with your feet and a foot-and-a-half apart. Even when you sit down, you should make sure that you are taking up as much space as you need to be comfortable.
- Dress For The Occasion
Nothing screams confidence more than wearing an excellent outfit. When you dress well, people perceive you as more powerful. You can fake confidence by wearing your best outfit to an occasion.
We all have that one outfit that makes us feel good. It doesn’t have to be a cocktail dress. It could be your best or favourite pair of jeans or it could a top that is your favorite colour and makes your eyes pop. Either way, we feel better about ourselves when we are wearing something we feel good in. Wear it to an occasion and this will help you fake confidence even when you do not feel it.
- Book a Style Session at John Lewis
If you are stuck in a style rut or bored of wearing black then I cannot recommend a personal stylist session enough. I booked in with Olivia at John Lewis Cheltenham for a free 2 hour session. I gave her the brief that I wanted something for my sister in laws upcoming birthday party and also some smart casual day wear for when I am meeting clients and so forth. Olivia had some clothes ready for me and the very first thing I tried I loved, it was this Maxi skirt in Sunshine! The two hours flew by and I left with an armful but there is no pressure to buy. I wanted colour and colour I got, I learnt so many simple tricks and tips too which has blown my mind. I now know what suits me and I have found some key pieces that I am going to live in! These pieces I would never ever have picked out either which goes to show that a style session is so worth it!
I never used to think underwear mattered really but I am now an underwear convert! For a long time, I thought it didn’t matter as nobody can see my underwear but a good fitting bra and knickers set can make you feel so much better about yourself. It also holds me better, which in turn makes my clothes look better and gives me that inner confidence. The flower elegance from Playtex is one of their hero ranges you will discover the delicate lace lingerie offering perfect fit and support for all bust sizes. Whatever time of day, whatever the occasion, you’ll find your ideal lingerie within Flower Elegance range. I was gifted the berry set and it fits like a dream and makes me feel fab.
- Change Your Mindset
If you have low confidence you are likely believing a very negative, critical voice in your mind. Changing your mindset can boost your confidence in whatsoever you do.
The key to boosting your self-esteem is to start questioning this voice and replacing what it says with positive and loving self-talk. Negative thoughts can impede your confidence! When you doubt yourself, you will perform less. Therefore changing your mindset can help you offload that anxiety.
You should remember that negativity can impact both your concentration and your creativity. Changing all of these will definitely help you.
In conclusion, From adjusting your body language to dressing in a way that makes you feel good, and changing your mindset, etc. can help you fake confidence when you are not feeling it.