According to "Verywellmind", Self-confidence is a feeling of trust in your abilities, qualities, and judgment. Research also suggests that confidence is an important part of our health and psychological well-being.
Having confidence in the workplace can be crucial to your success. Confidence can make you more motivated and ambitious, less anxious and stressed, and more likely to drive performance, career growth, and work relationships.
This article outlines 5 tips that can help you boost your self-confidence and use it in the workplace.
1. Know your worth.
Too often our fear of appearing boastful keeps us from talking about what we’re up to. Next time you’re talking about what you do, talk about it in a powerful way that lets people know and see the value in what you do. Even if they are yet to realize it.
2. Take care of your body.
This tip for how to be more confident is based on the idea that it’s hard to feel good about yourself if you’re abusing your body. When you practice self-care, you know you're doing something positive for your mind, body, and spirit and you'll naturally feel more confident as a result. Do some health care practices such as healthy eating, meditation, and exercise.
3. Practice speaking out loud.
Often when someone lacks confidence they speak very softly and therefore may lose an audience when they are speaking. This could help them reconfirm unhelpful thoughts such as “No one is interested in talking to me”. Practice speaking a bit louder in front of a mirror. Again, don’t do it just once, do it daily, over a few weeks.
4. Make eye contact when having a conversation.
Confident people give off enthusiasm in conversation. If you want to appear more confident, you can look people in the eye as you speak. However, make sure to hold eye contact when others speak as well. Do not look away when you finish talking. Maintain eye contact throughout the conversation.
5. Dress in a way that makes you feel your best.
There’s a reason people wear sharp, tailored suits to high-stakes meetings. They want to look and feel confident, not sloppy and stressed. If you’re going out of your comfort zone at work, put on an outfit that makes you feel strong. This can give you an extra boost of self-assurance and help you project confidence.
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