Makin’ a speech in front of your grade? No prob! Talkin’ to
that cutie in your math class? Psh, naturally! With our tips you’ll be breezin’
through these sitches. Get ready ‘cause spring has sprung, and so will your
Stand up straight
Your rents nag you all the time about this...head up, back
straight, boobs out, blah blah blah. Here’s the thing though…they’re actually
right about this one. Standing up straight will make you appear confident and
self-assured, even if you’re shaking in your sneaks. Trust us on this one, and
Don’t be your own worst enemy
Instead of focusing on how you totally flubbed that answer
in history and start giving yourself kudos for the things you’re fab at, like
making stellar presentation posters or sliding into home plate during gym
class. The more you focus on the positives, the more faith in yourself you’ll
have. And that goes double for those around you.
Use your imagination
Do yourself a favor and stop insisting that you’re gonna
fail before you even start. Keep tellin’ yourself you’re gonna mess up talking
to your crush, and guess who ends up tongue-tied…yeah, that’d be Y-O-U.
Instead, picture yourself having a smooth, witty, flirtatious convo with him,
instead. Now who’s got a date to the spring semi? Uh huh, we thought so.
Hitting the gym (or the pool or the pavement or the Wii
balance board) isn’t about looking like a model. No, really. It’s about feeling
good. The funny thing about exercising is that even if your abs don’t look like
they’ve been carved outta marble, the way you carry yourself and the pride in
your body that you exude can totally change the way other folks look at you…for
Your smile is your best accessory, so wear it as much as
possible. Not only will you radiate confidence and look extra gorgeous, but you’ll
look approachable and friendly—total plus for making new friends (including
that hottie you’ve been eyeing).
What’s your trick to boosting your confidence, chicas?
BY AMANDA POOLE ON 4/10/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN the new girl code, rock your new school, make friends fast, participate in class, bust first day fears, get your act together guide, leadership 101, self-esteem