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LIVING

Confidence tricks

It may not feel like it, but an end to lockdown will

come, so be prepared. The pandemic has knocked a

lot of us sideways and affected us in many different

ways and may have knocked your confidence for six.

And if it has, read on. Here are seven ways to boost

your confidence after lockdown, by health and lifestyle

coach Ina Messer.

1. You are still you!

Take some time to visualise yourself

pre-lockdown. The self-assured

person who was able to walk

into every business meeting with

confidence, and who was totally at

ease with entertaining friends or

social gatherings. The person who

would happily chat with anyone from

the barista to the company CEO.

Whatever you may feel now, trust

that you are still that person.

Now visualise a time when you felt

your most confident and at ease with

yourself. What environment were you

in? What were you doing? Who were

you with? Try to identify the factors

that contributed to the feeling of

empowerment and see if you can

recreate them as you gradually ease

yourself back to your regular routine.

Visualising is one of your most

powerful tools. Try it every day for a

couple of minutes.

2. Comparing yourself with

others is just not healthy

Comparing yourself to others will

only undermine your confidence and

self-belief. I know this can be a very

difficult habit to break, especially

with social media giving us no

shortage of opportunities to measure

ourselves against other people, many

of whom we've never even met.

Have you ever gone on social

media to connect with the outside

world only to find it just drags you

down seeing all those people with

apparently perfect lives who've

sailed through lockdown in a blur of

creative or positive pursuits? And

that then makes you feel like you've

let yourself down? Stop right there!!!!

Change your focus and shift your

thought patterns to focus on what

you already have and how lucky

you are.

3. You are worth

investing in

Investing in yourself is the best

investment you'll ever make. Learning

new skills and expanding your

knowledge can help boost your

confidence. Even making small,

positive changes can inspire you to

try new things and get out of your

comfort zone.

Here are some "you"

investment tips:

Try taking a course to learn

something new. There are lots

of inexpensive online courses

available such as Udemy,

Cousera, etc.

Invest in your health by taking

regular exercise and eating

nourishing food.

Invest in your creative abilities

by pursuing a new hobby such as

playing an instrument, painting,

gardening or cooking.

4. Self confidence and

standing tall

Try standing tall, holding your head

up high and I promise you, you'll feel

better. Look up and you feel instantly

more positively and confident. How

something that seems insignificant

can have such an immediate and

positive effect on how you feel, I

don't know. But I promise it does!

Your posture and stance affect

your mood and the way you feel,

so try experimenting. If you find

yourself feeling low, check your

posture, raise your head and try

and straighten your body. Because

let's face it, if you can change your

outlook and boost your confidence

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