actually be looking in your direction
and you already got the last three problems wrong. Don’t freak! We’ve got the trick to bust those nerves and
kick classroom stress. With these no-fail tips, you’ll look and feel confident
in any sitch. So take a deep breath and show your teachers, peers and crush that
you’ve got what it takes to stay cool, calm and collected: confidence.
Your teacher is calling on people at random, that cutie might
Dress for success
We tend to feel more confident when we know we’re looking
our best, so skip the sweatpants and plan an outfit. Jeans, boots, a pretty top
and a sweater or blazer ought to do the trick. Top it off with a ponytail or
cute braid. You don’t need to go super fancy, but a little extra time and attention
to detail will help you look more put together and feel great.
Finish HW at home
The homeroom rush to get your math done and the race to wrap
up English during lunch can leave you feeling frazzled. Use a homework planner to
keep track of your assignments and make sure you finish everything ahead of
time. Kick back and spend your free periods relaxing with your besties. No more
last minute HW = no more pre-class stress.
Let other students know how awesome they did in debate, what
a good question they asked in math or how much you loved their science project.
Praising others for a job well done will make you look secure and show
confidence. Everyone will get a good feeling from this simple deed. And what
goes around comes around; soon enough, you’ll be getting praise back for your
Make eye contact
If you feel your eyes wondering, get them under control
quick and appear instantly more confident. Practice this little trick during a
convo with your friends, helping a peer, doing group work with a hottie or
asking the teacher a question. No matter what the sitch, you’ll look confident
in yourself and your work.
Smile and keep your
No matter what kind of day you’re having, smiling and
keeping your head up is a one-second way to confidence. Everyone appreciates a
smile and others are sure to notice your good attitude. Keep smiling and soon enough, you’ll feel as confident
as you look.
Go over your work
Check your answers and you’ll feel ready and confident when
the teacher starts calling names to do the prob on the board. Go ahead and
raise your hand to volunteer. You’ll impress your teacher and score
participation points. Plus, right
answers mean better grades.
An oral presentation giving you the jitters? Try this!
Slowly take a deep breath to the count of six or seven and exhale to the count
of eight or nine. While you exhale,
relax your shoulders. You can do this breathing exercise in class for an instant
relaxer and confidence boost.
Let it go
Get a wrong answer in history, miss a goal in PE or spill
water in lab? Be confident enough to not let the mishap bother you. Just let it
go. Dwelling on the mini blunder will only hold you back from having a potentially
awesome day. We all mess up now and then so shake it off and do better next
BY LAUREN IZQUIERDO ON 1/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN have the best school year ever, get your act together guide, leadership 101, girl power