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5 ways to be confident instantly

How to be confident: 5 ways to boost self-esteem instantly

Change these 5 things in your day-to-day life to look and feel more confident right away.

Instantly feel more confident and self-assured with these quick and easy changes. Whether you’re going off to college, prepping for a big interview, or looking forward to that long-awaited first date with your crush, these tips will have you as cool as a cucumber. 😎

1. Stand up straighter.

2. Smile.

3. Use positive affirmations.

4. Practice self-care.

5. Fake it ’til you make it.

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1. Stand up straighter.

Research has shown that bad posture can negatively impact your self-esteem and how you view yourself. Other studies have shown you can feel more confident and more powerful just by standing up tall and wide open. Give these 6 easy exercises a try to improve your posture and self-confidence.

2. Smile.

Nothing screams confidence like a big, bright grin. Show off your pearly whites and flash a smile. Studies have shown that smiling can boost your mood on the spot. Plus, people who smile tend to be (or at least appear to be) more confident! Get a smile you’ll love with SmileDirectClub’s affordable, at-home invisible aligners. Learn how to get started here.

3. Use positive affirmations.

Speak to yourself the same way you’d speak to your best friend – easier said than done, but so important! Use words of encouragement to help build self-esteem. Bonus points if you speak these words of affirmation aloud in front of the mirror:

  • I am worthy.
  • I’ve got this.
  • I am continually learning and growing.

4. Practice self-care.

We’ve talked about the importance of self-care before. Taking good care of yourself can decrease stress levels and help you become more confident on the spot. Think about how awesome you feel after pushing through a tough workout class or taking off an amazing face mask. Try a new exercise class, take a relaxing bubble bath, cook a fun recipe to share with friends, and start flossing. Yep, we said flossing. You’ll improve your dental hygiene and smile confidence all in one easy step.

5. Fake it ’til you make it.

When all else fails, fake it ’til you make it. Act like you’re confident, and confidence will follow! Psychologists call this the “status-enhancement theory.” You can gain influence by simply acting self-assured. So the next time you’re at a job interview or asking out your crush, put this theory to the test and watch your confidence soar.

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