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Use your physiology/body language to change your attitude: 

Studies have repeatedly found that changing your body positioning can trick your mind into holding a specific emotion. While slumping can make you feel more sad, smiling stimulates your brains reward mechanism, reinforcing feelings of confidence and happiness. Keeping your shoulders back, head up and maintaining eye contact promotes assertive behaviour. 

Avoid negativity: 

Spending time with negative people will lower your energy and confidence. Limit spending time with people who make you feel bad and try to spend more time with people who inspire you to be better. It's also important to be aware of how you talk to yourself - we can be our own worst critics, often saying things to ourselves that we wouldn't say to others.

Be kind to yourself and others:

These things go hand in hand. Feeling good about yourself will make you more open to talking and offering to help others, and being kind to other people will make you feel better about yourself, which is great for self confidence. Make a note of things that you're good at, avoid comparisons and use positive affirmations to boost your self belief and confidence.

Be more active:

Exercising and getting outside can help to reduce stress and improve your mental health, allowing you to adopt more positive thoughts. Getting fitter and stronger also improves self efficacy and creates a sense of accomplishment that makes you feel better within yourself. Track your workouts to view your progress and take note of your achievements. 

Identify what makes you feel good and do more of it:

If I need to quickly turn my mood around I tend to do self care activities, for example, talk to a close friend, do my skincare routine or put on upbeat music. Your confidence is enhanced when you look and feel good about yourself. 

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