Today is a new day. Here is your chance to start fresh in large and small ways. Having unshakeable confidence gives you the motivation to face each new day with hope and optimism. No matter the actual challenges, you have trust in yourself to handle whatever life throws at you. Here are some additional tools and strategies to building a healthy armor of self-confidence.

Step 4:  Use powerful body language

Much like how you dress, your posture and body language can affect how you feel about yourself.  This might seem small—try out powerful stances. Great posture can help adjust your frame of mind. When you are closing a deal in business, plant your hands on the table and lean forward. When you are pitching an idea, rest your feet on the table, clasp your hands behind your head, and lean back. Before an interview, plant your feet widely and stretch your arms overhead in a V shape. When talking to your boss, puff out your chest, plant your hands on your hips, and stand with feet hip-width apart.

Step 5:  Change a small habit

Not a big one, like quitting smoking. Just a small one, like writing things down. Or waking up 10 minutes earlier. Or drinking a glass of water when you wake up. Something small that you know you can do. Do it for a month. When you have accomplished it, you will feel like a million bucks.

Step 6:  Focus on solutions

If you are a complainer, or focus on problems, change your focus now. Focusing on solutions instead of problems is one of the best things you can do for your confidence and your career. “I’m overweight!” So how can you solve that? “But I can’t motivate myself!” So how can you solve that? “But I have no energy!” So, what is the solution?

Step 7:  Smile

Small, but it works. We feel instantly better when we smile. It helps us to be kinder to others as well. A little tiny thing that can have a chain reaction. Not a bad investment of your time and energy.

NEXT STEPS:  This article is not an exhaustive list of confidence boosting techniques, they are strategies you can start doing TODAY! Check out last week’s blog post.

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