If you’ve been hibernating all winter, and now in the mood to shake things up there are small, simple changes you can make to your lifestyle to be more adventurous, feel happier and have more fun. Make this the season for change and take a look at our top 5 tips on how to be more confident this spring:
Pack away those winter colours. Black can project aggression while greys signify a passive lack of energy. It’s time to reflect a confident air with what you wear. It’s proven that wearing bold colours can affect your physical and psychological state so pick bright bold colours that make an impact when you enter a room.
Oranges reflect enthusiasm, red for passion, Blue for stability. Get an opinion from someone you trust on which colours suit your skin tone so you don’t look washed out.
Finally make sure you feel comfortable in your new outfit so avoid styles that make you overly anxious like plunging necklines or skirts that ride up when you sit.
How do you act like you’re confident even when you aren’t? Small changes to your posture will do wonders for how others perceive you as well as how you feel. Stand with your feet as wide apart as your hips. Taking up more space when you stand projects self assurance and helps you own the room. Crossing your legs when you stand indicates you’re trying to apologise and minimise the space you take. Pull your head up and keep your back straight. Add a smile and it will turn any negativity you reflect into positive and approachable.
Put a curfew social media stalking. When you look at your social feed on Facebook or Instagram its easy to imagine everyone’s having an amazing time except you. Make a point to limit browsing to your commuting journey or a lunch hour and switch it off in the evening. Use the new time you’ve gained to making your own positive memories. Take the initiative to invite friends or family over for dinner and plan something simple like a games night or wine tasting. Try to surround yourself with people who will lift your mood and energy which in turn will make your outlook more positive. For entertainment ideas take a look at our earlier post.
A tidy house is a tidy mind. Time to de-clutter and re-arrange your home to find yourself a ton more space and lift your spirits. Work on one room at a time and get rid of anything you haven’t used in the past year.
Take the time to eradicate germs from the most shocking places you didn’t know. Check out these household items that are dirtier than a toilet seat. Who knew your carpet had 4,000 times more germs than your toilet seat. Yuk!
Do one big thing. If you feel like you’re not living the life you wanted to don’t wait around in the hope things will happen, take that step to make it happen.
Whether it’s changing your career, getting fit, being more charitable, having a new relationship, it’s time to stop playing it safe and get out there and make it your life. There’s nothing that will empower you more than you. It sounds cliched, but picking an inspiring quote that fires you up and sticking it somewhere you can see every day will help remind you of your mission.