5 Ways To Build Confidence

Updated: Feb 21, 2020

1. Be a Front Seater

There's no coincidence that the back seats tend to fill up first in the room. That's because when you sit in the back, you're less likely to be noticed (and most people don't want to be). Being in the front forces you to pay more attention, which means you're more likely to participate. It shows other people in the room that you don't care if others see you. Simply put, sitting upfront builds confidence.

2. Practice Making Eye Contact

How a person uses his/her eyes tells us a lot about someone. A lack of eye contact when speaking gives off to the listener that you have a lack of self-confidence. You're perceived as more trustworthy, superior and more confident when you look at someone in the eyes. So the next time you strike up a conversation with someone, look at them. Just make sure you don't seem too creepy (80/20 rule is always acceptable).

3. Smile Big

Smiling forces you to be happy. Many people say that smiling is a great boost for confidence. Smiling defuses fear and sadness not only in yourself but in others who see you smile. So when you're depressed or down on yourself, try smiling!

4. Walk 25 Percent Faster

People watching. What a great way to pass the time. But if you watch closely, you'll see that how people walk is directly correlated with their mood. For instance, sluggish and slouching is linked to a negative attitude towards oneself. Your body action is the result of your mind action. So keep your shoulders back and a head held high. When you do this, you're perceived as more confident.

Not only be mindful of your posture but walk a little faster. People that walk faster have more confidence. It shows that you're walking with a purpose. That you have somewhere important to go. Be mindful of your posture and how you walk.