How to Boost Your Confidence in Seconds
Even the most confident people in the world aren't 100% confident all the time. Much like everyone else, they're human. So just in case you need a bit of a confidence boost, here's a handy lil list that will help you whenever you're in a pinch!
Know the saying, "Fake it till you make it"? Cliche, yes, but it is a popular saying for good reason. The reason being that our brain and muscles have a very interesting relationship; they are wired in such a way that if we do something that is related to a certain emotion (smiling, for instance), the action will somehow trigger the same emotion in our brains. Crazy? Maybe, but it doesn't hurt to give it a try!
Listen to your favourite music
One of the best ways to instantly boost your mood, and in turn, your confidence level is by listening to your favourite music. It'll instantly pump you up and have you looking forward to taking on any challenge that is in your way. Have a scary job interview coming up? Jumpstart your day by listening to your favourite head-bopping music!
Look good, smell good, feel good
There is just something about looking our best that gives us a boost of confidence. It must be our ego talking, huh? For an extra boost of instant confidence, spritz on your favourite scent (not too much, though!). If you're a bit unfamiliar to the world of fragrances, perhaps you could give the newly launched Syahirah Vitalis Mystique (RM19.90) a try. It's Muslim-friendly, and is the latest in the range of Syahirah Vitalis fragrances. Mystique not your speed? Then you have the rest of the Syahirah Vitalis fragrances to choose from!
Prepare yourself for the worst outcome
This might sound counter-intuitive, but think about it. When you try to rationalize and think about the worst thing could happen, you'll realize that you might have been making a mountain out of a molehill. Once you know that the "worst" outcome is something you can roll out of, you'll move on ahead with next to no worry in mind.
Realise that people don't care as much as you think
Harsh, if somewhat reassuring truth: As much as we'd like to believe that we're all-important people, we're really not that important. Especially not in the grand scheme of things. Why do I say that? Because everyone else is so wrapped up in their own problems. This means that even if you mess up, sure, people might notice it, but they'll move on quickly afterwards because they have their own thing to get to.
So don't get yourself all wound up in a bunch! Just do what you need to do and you'll come out of it a better person.
Written by Crunch's Melissa Kartini