Does looking good boost self-esteem?
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, without a doubt. But since we are talking of self-esteem, let us be our own judge of what looking good means to us.
Self-esteem is one of the most potent tools for our wellbeing. When we look good, we feel good and when the confidence reflects on our face, we are taken seriously. Just like how rehearsing a speech in front of the mirror adds to our confidence, appraising ourselves and being non-critical can make us feel more positive about our own selves. Here are 7 quick MIRROR ways to bolster confidence:
Dress it up
Donning a dress that flatters your body type is half the battle won because well-fitting clothes can make all the difference. Take some time out to groom yourself and you are ready to face the world head-on.
Enhance your posture
The most well-dressed person will look clumsy if he/she is slouching. The right posture – standing tall with chest up and shoulders back – will help one hold the head high and walk ahead with confidence. Say goodbye to slumping and hunching once and for all.
Goals are easier achieved when we consistently and singularly envision them. Similarly, when one keeps visualising oneself as a confident person, it automatically seeps into the being and lets one behave confidently.
Two simple words but game-changers for those who are consciously striving to gain confidence. Endeavouring to stay positive is not easy, especially with negative thoughts overriding our actions. But by simply determining to throw negativity out and focussing on the positive, you will be ready to embrace confidence.
Fear, and the fear of failure can get one bogged down even before the beginning. Worry not; failure need not always be bad. Take the bull by the horns, and use it to your advantage. Failures can be treated as opportunities and converting them can do a world of good for your confidence.
Put into practice
Rome was not built in a day. Yes, consistent effort is needed to build confidence, day by day, day after day. Whatever becomes a habit, stays for a lifetime and hence if you choose to make confidence a habit, it will stick with you.
Perhaps an age-old mantra, but a smile can actually work to boost your self-esteem. Whether you are the giver or recipient of a smile, this crooked line can actually set a lot of things straight.
So go ahead, look into the mirror and be the best version of yourself!
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