Being confident is not always an easy task. Especially when you are having a bad day, it can be even harder to appear confident. However, there is a secret weapon that you can use. To help you improve your confidence and raise your self-esteem. By using simple Body Language, you can create more confidence and make your life easier.
We all have our own interpretations of body language. So, how does it work?
Here are three examples of positive body language that you can start using today—an experiment in different situations. Notice the difference that this makes in your life and you!
Improve Your Confidence – Handshakes
I don’t know about you, but I have encountered many different types of handshakes over the years.
Personally, I like a firm, strong handshake. It makes me feel that I have confidence in that person and that they are reliable. But when I receive a handshake that is limp and weak, it makes me feel uneasy?
But it is not as simple as that. There is more to a handshake than meets the eye. In this video, The Body Language of Handshakes, Body Language Expert, Traci Brown, talks about handshakes and explains what they mean. This short video makes you think twice.
Think about how you react to a handshake and can learn to apply it in different situations.
Improve Your Confidence – Head Position
Who would believe that the position of your head and chin is important?
Lillian Glass, a Body Language expert, explains in her book The Body Language Advantage, that you should always have your head up at all times. “Confident people are always looking up, never down at the table, the ground, or their feet,’ she says. ‘You have to always pretend that there’s a string holding the crown of your head up.”
As soon as I read this, I instantly lifted my head 🙂
Improve Your Confidence – Eye Contact
Eye contact can be challenging to manage if you are naturally shy. However, there is a system that Lillian Glass recommends that you can use to help you overcome this.
- First, look at the other person’s eyes for 2 seconds.
- Then look at their nose for 2 seconds.
- After this, look at their mouth for 2 seconds.
- Look at their face as a whole for 2 seconds.
- Continue this rotation throughout your conversation.
Using this easy trick, Glass says the other person does not realise that you’re not looking directly at their eyes.
Try it next time you are talking with somebody and see how easy it is to use.
By using these tips regularly, it can do wonders for your self-esteem! Please feel free to comment and let me know how it worked for you. Please remember to care and share this blog post to family and friends you think will benefit.
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Wishing you all a great week ahead! Best, Sally.
Sally Leslie is a motivational coach and optimist. She helps freelancers and entrepreneurs create balance in their lives and work towards their personal and professional goals. Sally is also a B2B freelance writer for entrepreneurs, SMEs, and startups. A lover of plants, freedom, and football!