Have you ever met someone who oozes confidence? They always seem to have control of the room, and are absolutely certain of themselves. They never seem to trip over their words, or shy away from a crowd. They walk with boldness, and take every opportunity that comes their way. These people likely earn your respect with ease, and it seems like everyone is drawn to them.
Perhaps you feel like you’ll never get there. Instead, you may hang back from the crowd, and speak nervously around others. Sometimes it can be difficult to imagine ourselves as a person who walks into a room with no fear. The good news is that self-confidence is something that grows as you work to become more assured in who you are.
The even better news is that there’s one simple trick that can kick start your confidence and help you feel instantly better: SMILE.
Numerous studies have shown that not only are your facial expressions a way of displaying your emotions; they also have a significant effect on the moods and feelings that you’re experiencing. When recovering from a stressful situation, one study showed that participants who were smiling had lower heart rates, and lower stress than those with a neutral facial expression. Smiling can even improve your physical health. Your body is more relaxed when you smile, and produces more white blood cells, which contributes to good health and a stronger immune system.
A smile can make you feel happier, more self-assured, and confident. Even when your smile is forced or doesn’t come easy, it can slowly change your outlook and how you feel. Smiling even has an effect on how we perceive events! The more that you smile, the more you will find yourself looking at life positively.
Not only do body language and facial expressions have a huge effect on how we feel, they also play a significant role in how others perceive us. People are instantly drawn to people who are smiling. In fact 48% of people first notice a smile, and are most likely to remember you for it. Smiling projects confidence, openness, and positivity. You instantly become more approachable, more likely to get hired, and attract more positive attention from friends and partners. This can even work when you’re talking on the phone. So if you work in a customer-facing role, make sure you put on a smile each time you pick up the telephone.
When others begin to view us in a positive light, it becomes easy for us to do the same. As we begin to reach our goals, have better interactions with others, and have a positive view on life, our self-confidence increases naturally. And all of this begins with a smile.
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