6 Ways You Can Acquire Confidence
By: Pinki Mon, 11 Apr 2022 10:08:55
Getting ready for a date can be a harrowing experience, especially if you are not the type of person who has a lot of self-confidence. We can all be proud of ourselves, but knowing that and believing it are two completely different things.
Confidence is a key part of dating. If you do not have enough of it, your date will see it as a sign of weakness. If you have too much of it, you can come off as arrogant. In order to achieve the perfect balance, you need to work on a few things first.
Before you can become confident, you need to assess what it is you can be confident about. You can’t just strut your stuff and assume that you have something to be proud of. You need to know what it is in order for you to feel good about it.
# List down your good qualities
Do not say that you don’t have any, because every person has something that they can be proud of. You can’t value yourself based on your looks alone. You have to dig deeper and find out what makes you a good candidate for a date. It could be your intelligence, your secret origami technique or even your golden heart. Whatever it is, own it and be proud that you possess such a trait.
# List down your bad qualities and work on them
Gaining confidence is not just about emphasizing your good side. It is also about knowing your weaknesses so you can find out how you can strengthen them. Physical flaws exist because it gives us character. Character flaws, on the other hand, should be evaluated and corrected accordingly.
# Wear something that looks good on you
Changing your style can be good in some instances, but you don’t need a wardrobe overhaul just to exude confidence. All you need is an appropriate outfit that enhances your best features. Don’t choose your outfit according to your date’s preferences. Wear what you want and make sure that it fits. How you like the way you look and feel in a certain outfit should take precedence over what your date thinks.
# Talk to yourself in the mirror
This is a little trick I learned from over a dozen women, and even some men. When you wake up every morning, go to the mirror and tell yourself how beautiful you are. Even if you don’t believe it, saying it out loud can feel really good. Once you do this every day, you will start to get in tune with the person in front of you. Your confidence will shoot up, and your days will start out with an amazing feeling.
# Wear make-up when necessary, and never in excess
I love an awesome makeup tutorial as much as the next enthusiast, but I don’t think that it is practical to slather on ten layers of cosmetics just for a date. Natural beauty is divine, but a little touch-up here and there can do wonders for your face. A little enhancement won’t hurt and it is sure to boost your confidence.
When in doubt, always pick just one asset on your face to enhance with makeup. It can be your complexion, your eyes, your cheeks or your lips. Picking just one feature to enhance helps you avoid going overboard with bold colors and highlights.
# Wear high heels
Or as high as you can tolerate. A little height can go a long way for someone with confidence issues. Heels don’t just add height. They also prevent you from slouching. The slight difference in perspective helps you feel poised and self-confident. Just remember to practice at home before walking a block in those shoes.