Confidence is defined as “a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.” There are several action steps you can take to ensure that your confidence always shines brightly.
Dress to Impress
It’s no secret: the better you look, the better you feel. Wearing clothing that is clean, tailored to size, and figure-flattering makes us feel prepared to take positive action. Inevitably, striving to look well-put-together helps us feel well-put-together, giving us that extra boost of confidence to face the day ahead.
Experts say that a person needs to hear five positive comments to erase the one negative comment. These five positive comments will erase the feeling the negative comment caused. Don’t count on others for your positivity, though. Begin and end each day with affirmations.
The ability to carry a conversation and express opinions in a respectful way is unmatched when it comes to confidence. Don’t feel like you have much expertise? Pick up a book, and educate yourself! The amount of information available to us is unlimited, as should be our desire to increase our knowledge of the world around us.
In our youth, we learn the best way to make a strong first impression is to greet a person with a firm handshake and eye contact. This rule hasn’t changed. Body language accounts for approximately 80% of communication, and eye contact suggests to others that we are honest, trustworthy, and confident. There’s one more piece to complete the body language puzzle, and that brings us to our final tip.
Perfect Your Smile With Daxon Dentistry
A beautiful smile shows the world that we are self-assured and personable. Smiling is a great way to “win friends and influence people,” because it makes others feel welcome and comfortable when they’re around us. A clean, white smile is a must-have when it comes to confidence.
Daxon Dentistry is committed to helping St. Petersburg feel confident and beautiful year-round. Contact us for a consultation, today!