Confidence is something that is not given out equally. We know. It sucks.

But just because you may not have been one of the lucky few to be born with confidence does not mean you can’t work on it, and that is exactly what you should do. Like the King Of Cool said, “To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.” You are an incredible person, it is just about having the confidence to show that off; it is the one thing that always looks good, no matter what day it is or what you are wearing. Confidence totally rocks.

With that in mind, here are some of the best ways you can max out your confidence and strut down the street in the way you always wished you could.

It Starts With A Smile

There is no denying that confidence comes from within, but the first place it burst from on the outside is your smile. That is where you really wear your confidence. It is the one thing that says more about who you are and your self-esteem than anything else. If your smile is the reason why you seem to be lacking on self-esteem front, then do whatever it takes to bring that confidence back. Get dental veneers, go for a teeth whitening session or anything that takes your fancy. So long as you can wear a smile on your lips at every waking moment, you will feel your spirits follow suit. It doesn’t matter what you are wearing, a smile will always make it look better.

Focus On Your Best Bits

The main culprit for lacking confidence always tend to be your attitude. We, as people, have a way of looking at our faults instead of the qualities worth admiring. Stop this. When you look in the mirror, look at the bits of you that you love, the bits that are beautiful – whether that be on the outside or the inside. When someone pays you a compliment, thank them and revel it, instead of being suspicious or over-analyzing their reasons. Embrace all of your wonderful bits. No one is perfect, no one. And that is reason enough to stop deflecting any praise that comes your way.

Walk Like You’re The Woman

Body language experts will tell you just how important your posture and pose is when it comes to exuding confidence. The way you stand and sit – your pose, posture, and stance – can help you look and feel more confident. How you carry yourself is a great indicator of how you feel about yourself. So, if you slouch, then pop on your headphones, listen to some uplifting music and walk down the street with your head held high like you are The Woman. Stand up tall and make others notice you. It could change everything.

Pick The Right People

Who we hang around with can have a huge influence on the way we feel, which is why you should be with people that make you the best version of you possible. People that tell you are worth more than you think you are instead of less, people that will celebrate your achievements and push you go further. Who we hang with really does count for something.

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This is a contributed article written for WhimMagazine.com

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