For many people the idea of going to the gym is terrifying. We’re unhappy with our bodies, we know our fitness levels aren’t what they should be, and we worry about what other people will think. We don’t want to be on machines or lifting weight next to super fit gym bunnies who make us feel worse than we already do and so we just don’t go.
December and January can be a huge time of reflection. We make some decision on resolutions we might want to try in the year ahead. Perhaps make some goals or promises to ourselves to make some positive changes. Or simply we choose not to do things that have started to make us feel unhappy or low. Confidence is a funny thing. We can feel at our lowest when we start to put too many demands on our time and how we feel. However, often making simple lifestyle changes or placing our focus in the right way can help to boost confidence as well as feeling good in other ways. So I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can do it.
Humans have a tendency to want to group together. We want to be part of the tribe, accepted by society – it’s ingrained in us from the days when strength in numbers meant the difference between survival and the alternative option. True nonconformists – who genuinely have no care for what others think of them – are incredibly rare.
We tend to think about our chosen fashion styles as reflective of our inner selves. Our mood and our confidence can all be communicated to others using the fashion styles we choose to wear. While it’s important to bear this in mind, the link between style and mood isn’t always quite as simple as this.
For many men, self-confidence is a big issue which affects them for much of their life. Of course, everyone has this issue, but for grown men it is particularly pertinent. Guys tend to have the desire to be the alpha of the situation, whether that is really warranted or not. The truth is, the whole notion of the alpha male is a little over-stretched. As far as the science is concerned, there is not really such a thing in modern cultures. Self-confidence has much more to do with how you perceive yourself in relation to others. It makes sense for guys to want to be self-confident. After all, it is true that confidence allows you to get more of what you want, when you want it. But how do you go about building something up, especially when you feel that you don’t have much stock of it? The truth is, confidence is like a muscle. The more you use it, the better at it you become. Let’s take a deeper look into the subtle art of increasing your self-confidence.