Boost your self- con­fi­dence

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - BODY, MIND & SOUL - By eLLeN WhYTe

FEEL­ING a lit­tle un­cer­tain about your­self? Check out th­ese sim­ple tips.

Wear some­thing smart

When you look good, you feel good. So haul out some­thing that makes the most of what you have got. Then have your hair done ( for girls) or have a pro­fes­sional shave ( for guys) and greet the world look­ing your best.

Wear bright colours

Fast- food restau­rants and cir­cuses are dec­o­rated in bright yel­lows, reds and or­anges for a rea­son: th­ese bright colours are mood boost­ers.

So when you’re pick­ing out some­thing nice from your wardrobe, pick the bright­est colour.

This is eas­ier for girls but even young men who have to wear a Euro­pean- style suit to the of­fice can add cheer­ful ties and socks.

Play your bat­tle song

We’ve all got a song that puts heart into us. What­ever your bat­tle song is, put it on loud, and sing along.

Stand tall

Stud­ies show that peo­ple who stand tall are seen as more at­trac­tive, con­fi­dent and suc­cess­ful than those who slouch.

It’s the same in the an­i­mal king­dom: the top chimp, cat or cock­atiel is the one that tow­ers over the oth­ers with his hair/ feath­ers fluffed up. So straighten your back and make the most of your height.

Take 10 min­utes out

Imag­ing tech­nol­ogy shows that just 10 min­utes of quiet med­i­ta­tion creates brain changes where the ar­eas as­so­ci­ated with com­pas­sion and self- aware­ness switch on, and those as­so­ci­ated with stress switch off.

So con­cen­trate on an im­age of your happy place and power up.

straighten your back and make the most of your height. stud­ies have found that peo­ple who stand tall are seen as more at­trac­tive, con­fi­dent and suc­cess­ful than those who slouch.

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