1. Stand up straight
It sounds like a no brainer, but standing in ‘power pose’ is a fail proof confidence trick that’s actually been scientifically proven. The simple act of standing with your arms overhead in a V shape has actually been proven to boost your confidence. (https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are?language=en)
2. Spray some of your favourite perfume
Did you know that your olfactory system (your sense of smell) is directly related to your limbic system (your memories and emotion). We emotionally connect to fragrances – so when you put on a perfume that you have positive associations with – like a fun night out with the girls or a date with your special someone, it can instantly make you feel happier and more confident.
3. Turn on a power playlist
Whether you’re gearing up for a work presentation, getting ready for a big event or just need to change your mood, never underestimate the the power of a song. What’s more? Songs with a heavy-bass promote more feelings of power.
While again, this one sounds like a no brainer, smiling can instantly dismiss feelings of stress by tricking your brain into thinking you’re happy. Smiling can trigger a chemical release in the brain including dopamine and serotonin, which increase feelings of happiness and decrease feelings of stress.