A Masterclass in Confidence

Let’s face it – you know you’re awesome! But even the most confident person needs a pick-me-up from time to time. So if you’re ever in the need of empowerment, try some of these quick tips for an instant confidence boost.

1. Strike a pose
Got two minutes to spare? Then a power pose is just the thing you need to boost your confidence! Either stand in a wide stance with your hands on your hips or with your hands in a V-shape above your head. This is proven to help you feel more dominant and lowers stress.

2. Smile
There’s a famous quote that says: “Smile and the whole world smiles with you”. And it’s true! Not only does smiling make you seem more confident, but it can also reduce feelings of stress and lower your heart rate. This makes it easier for positive emotions to surface.

3. Learn something new
Achieving new goals and acquiring new skills will help you build self-confidence and a positive self-image. And to be honest, it’s always fun to learn something new! It can be something small like trying a new gym class or something big like learning a new language.

4. Smell your best
It might seem trivial, but studies have found that people feel more confident when wearing their favourite fragrances. Now, we’ve taken this notion one step further and enhanced our latest Eau de Parfum, My Destiny, with an extract of Tourmaline. The crystals of this semi-precious gemstone possess a rare energy flow known to boost feelings of self-confidence. Try it out!

5. Get moving
Exercise, exercise, exercise. This might seem like an obvious answer, but it doesn’t make it any less true. Working out has many physical and psychological benefits. And you don’t have to be an athlete to feel good about your achievements. Just set a goal that is appropriate for your fitness level and meet it – this accomplishment will make you feel super proud of yourself.

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