Five Ways to Build Self Confidence
It seems incredible but our perception of ourselves has a huge impact on how others perceive us.
The presence of a self-confident person tends to encourage everyone around him. The world opens to those who walk with safe and confident steps.
A confident person is respected and admired. There is a saying that I like very much that says “Fortune favors the fort”. And with “strong” I do not mean the tyrant. I mean the determined, persevering person who trusts in himself. And the good news is that self-confidence is not genetic or hereditary. Self-confidence is acquired, it is learned.
It is true that for a child growing up in a dysfunctional home where his parents and siblings ridicule him, they beat him, etc. it is very difficult to develop self-confidence. But with effort and dedication you can achieve it.
How to raise self-confidence
In today’s world where competition abounds to find from job to partner you could say that self-confidence is the very basis of your survival. Here are five tips to make us feel more confident about ourselves.
Wear black glasses
Not only do 80% of people think that people look more attractive with black eyeglasses, but black eyeglasses make the person feel more confident. Maybe it’s because of the fact that we can see people better than they can see us and that makes us feel in control of the situation.
Include in your diet foods with the amino acid tryptophan
Egg whites, Parmesan cheese and soybeans are foods that are high in tryptophan, an amino acid that stimulates the production of serotonin by the brain, a hormone that lifts the mood and therefore will make you feel more self-assured . Tryptophan also helps to overcome shyness.
They say that words have power, and if they are positive and inspiring, much better. Personally, more than once a motivational phrase has restored my self-confidence when I have been discouraged on some project. Put a phrase of encouragement somewhere where you can see it, perhaps in the refrigerator or on the computer screen.
Say yes with your head
This movement produces the release of several endorphins responsible for making the body feel good. Studies show that a person who makes this movement a few times at the beginning of a conversation, will feel more confident and will talk more freely. In addition, this gesture leaves such a positive impression on the other person, that she will want to converse with you again!
Speak in front of the mirror
Before having a conversation with someone who makes you nervous go to the mirror and say to yourself phrases like “I believe in me” or “I can do this”.