Ever experienced moments in your career where all eyes are on you? Remember the first time you did a client presentation? How about presenting deliverables to your boss? Or your first day at school as a new teacher? They were all nerve-wracking yes, but do know that you can actually combat all your workplace anxiety. By simply using the following tricks, you can now easily improve your confidence in the office and lead your career to the road of success.
- Be Competent. One of the simplest rule to feeling confident in your workplace is to be competent on your given role. Stay updated with what’s going on in your office and in the industry you’re in. You can do this by setting up Google alerts for your company, subscribing to publications and journals, and keeping tabs on the projects done by each department in your company. It’s also a good idea to attend classes or seminars that can help you improve your skills and role, because the more you know and offer, the more confident you’ll be in presenting ideas, voicing out opinions and taking lead on projects.
- Establish Good Relationship With Your Colleagues. Just like in any environment, establishing a good relationship with your boss and workmates can help in boosting your workplace confidence. You can do this by encouraging and complimenting them for a presentation or job well done. Also, always smile. Remember, nobody likes being around people who complain all the time, so be the breath of fresh air in your office that your colleagues appreciate.
- Take Pride With How You Look. If there’s one way to instantly boost confidence, it would be taking pride with your appearance. Well, you can’t do this if you already look exhausted half of the day. So ensure that you bring your beauty bag with you. Just a dab of your face powder, a coat of mascara and a swipe of lip gloss is already enough to give you a quick confidence boost that’ll last for the rest of the day.
- Stay Healthy Physically and Mentally. In this age of multi-tasking, our diet and physical wellness tend to fall low on our priority list. We don’t have enough time to prepare a healthy breakfast or lunch, and we’re often too tired to cook a nutritious dinner. But this shouldn’t be the case. Remember that what you eat matters and drastically affects your performance at work. So make it a habit to eat high-protein breakfast to get your much needed energy boost, and eat a light lunch to prevent the sluggish mid-day feeling. Also, learn to spend a few minutes of peace and solitude to relax your mind and help you focus better at work.
Boosting your confidence at work is actually easy. Just be sure in everything that you do, and remember that you’re a smart, strong and capable person.