But what about when you’re not feeling so high on yourself? What can quickly and easily boost your self-esteem?
1) Look At Your Resume
Reviewing your credentials can remind you how talented you are and induce a “reverse stereotype threat” that boosts confidence.
2) Stand Up Straight
Your mind moves you, but how you move also affects your mind.
Recent research in the area of embodied cognition confirms we can improve how we think and behave by changing how we sit, stand and move.
3) Talk To Yourself
Might seem crazy but it works.
Self-talk is one of the skills that helped Navy SEAL candidates pass their grueling “Hell Week.”
And talking to yourself isn’t the only type of talking that can boost confidence. Seeing your opponent as inferior improves your own performance as well. So, yes, “Trash talk” works.
Are You Confident About Confidence?
Is confidence really that vital?
Some research shows people prefer confidence to actual expertise. Confidence can be enough to get you made leader of a group — even if you don’t know what you’re talking about:
This piece originally appeared on Barking Up the Wrong Tree.
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