At Fearless Tape, we’re all about helping you feel confident and, well, fearless. Obviously we do that by providing tape to help you feel confident in your wardrobe everyday. But we want to do more. Everyone can benefit from having a little more confidence so why not spread the love? Here are three tips to improve your confidence now.
First, stop describing yourself as shy, awkward, anti-social or anything else that doesn’t scream confidence. In recent years, it’s becoming much more socially acceptable to fall into these categories and that can be pretty awesome. But if you feel like these things are holding you back from doing things you want to do or from feeling confident in social settings, stop putting that label on yourself. When you tell yourself or others those things, you’re going to act in those ways and be those things. Tell yourself you are confident and great at talking to people. Tell yourself you are comfortable in potentially awkward situations. The more you tell yourself positive things, the more you and your subconscious will believe them.
Second, look confident. No matter how you may feel, put your shoulders back, stand up straight and smile.Take the five extra minutes to look put together in the morning. Remind yourself that putting on jeans and a blouse takes the same time as pulling on sweatpants and a t-shirt in the morning, but might take a little more preparation. Have go-to outfits sitting in your closet at all times and know the tricks (ahem… Fearless Tape) for when your outfit has an issue at the last minute. No matter how you look or feel, walk tall and don’t forget to smile. Looking the part is half the battle (or more). Now just act the part.
Third, be real. We all have to do things we don’t want at times, but most of the time we can control the situations we put ourselves in. Say no to things you don’t want to do or don’t have time for. Even if in the moment you feel like you’re hurting someone’s feelings or letting someone down. Choosing to be a part of things you don’t align with or simply don’t want to do will only make you feel more uncomfortable. Bowing out of those things will help you and the people around you in the long run. On the flip side, be real with yourself about things you want to do, even if they scare you. Taking risks to do things that you feel excited about but seem hard will boost your confidence over time. You know that awesome feeling when you tried something and you sit there afterward thinking, “I DID IT!”? Make that feeling happen by saying yes.
Remember, ‘fake it ‘till you make it’ isn’t just a fun saying. It’s REAL. Your brain responds to the things you say, think and do. So say and think positive, confident thoughts, then act the part. We promise that’s all anyone else is doing.