Six Ways to Cultivate Confidence
At Field Trip, we believe that when women are confident, we are more likely to take advantage of opportunities—and better handle the challenges—of our day (in fact, we believe it so much, it’s the reason we launched our brand).
And while confidence ultimately comes from within, there are things we can practice daily to nurture it. Here are a few of our go-to confidence builders. We’d love to hear what works for you.
Practice Powerful Posture
Just ask Gal Gadot. Have you ever seen Wonder Woman slouch? Proper posture doesn’t just make you look powerful, it actually makes you feel confident, too.
Get Properly Dressed
There’s a reason that the stiletto and the power suit exist (and no, it’s not comfort). Not that you have to take it to that extreme, but there’s something about being properly dressed that makes you feel a bit more in control. More pulled together. Ready to tackle whatever the day holds.
Regularly Venture Outside of Your Comfort Zone
It can be as little as changing up your lunch order or walking a different route to work, or as big as booking a trip on your own. Making a habit of trying new thing —and realizing you might not just survive, but thrive—not only keeps your brain flexible, but is exhilarating and empowering.
Surround Yourself with Support
When you know you have a network of women who truly have your back, you’re more likely to confidently take risks. Seek out friends, colleagues, and organizations that offer positive encouragement as well as accountability for growth. (And then do the same for others.)
Nurture Your Hobbies and Interests
They not only enrich us personally and bring us joy, but remind us that we are capable of accomplishments and adding value outside our professional and social arenas. #perspective
Act Like You Aren't Being Graded
What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? This mindset takes time to adopt, but it places the emphasis on growth and discovery, both of which induce confidence.
Now, strike a pose. There’s nothing to it.