Self-confidence allows you to be your best and create an environment that elevates the people around you. ‘Building Self Confidence’–it’s a common phrase and with good reason: Self-confidence is an active, dynamic process. You develop it.
Consider these steps as you travel the journey toward developing a healthy sense of self-confidence:
- WALK the Walk. Cultivate an image that conveys the message, “I’m living a healthy lifestyle.” Body language is an important communicator. Keeping a straight back, showing a smile, and meeting another’s gaze conveys authority and earns respect. In addition to taking care of your body, paying attention to mind and spiritual needs will give you a positive outlook and enable you to make positive decisions. Acting “AS IF” turns into acting “AS IS!”
- LOOK for the Real You. Our body image accounts for as much as 30 percent of our self- esteem: How we look in the mirror matters. Accept and like yourself. Highlight the physical attributes you were born with, and take steps to appreciate or improve what you can. Perfection has little relevance to reality–and is only attainable with Photoshop anyway. Happiness with yourself allows you to focus on and be more attentive to the people around you. Attention to “inner-beauty” qualities, such as active listening or showing kindness and empathy, is just as important as your daily beauty regimen.
- JUMP at the Opportunity. Self-confidence is associated with purposeful action. Take time to grow, change in a positive direction, embrace new opportunities, learn from challenges and enjoy the journey. Carpe diem!
- BE Your Best. To look and feel your best at any age, adopt a skincare routine that supports healthy skin and maintains a radiant appearance. Your skin is your largest—and most visible– social organ. It’s your “first appearance.” Show it, and share it with confidence.
Self confidence is the best outfit. Rock it and own it.