I have another Bite-Sized tip for you this week.
This week the tip is to commit to being confident in situations that, at the moment still scare you.
Now, I know how hard it is act confident, when your entire body is screaming at you to run and hide. So, in the beginning, you can even practice in front of a mirror if you like? The more you do it, even if it’s in private, the easier it gets.
The trick is to pretend you’re confident, even if you’re not. Actors do it all the time.
Actors play many different types of character during their careers. They couldn’t possibly do their jobs without ‘pretending’ to be the characters they’re playing.
From today, commit yourself to behaving more confidently, even if it feels like an act.
There are several things you can do to make it easier to pretend. For instance, be aware of your breathing and consciously calm your breath, stand up straight and look people in the eye. (or at the bridge of their nose if it’s less stressful)
If it helps, as I said before, you could even practice what you’re gonna say in front of a mirror. But, however you decide to do it, speak with a clear, unwavering tone and you’ll immediately feel more confident.
Also, from today, make this an unshakable rule: DON’T put yourself down!
Never say anything about yourself, either silently in your head, or out loud, that you don’t sincerely want to be or come true.
Put it to the test over the coming few weeks, then let me know how it went 🙂
’till next time,