Having sex is a great, fun, and pretty easy way to boost your self-image.
People who had casual sex with a supportive partner were found to show an increase in confidence and self-image, according to a 2014 study from the “Journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science.”
Plus, the pheromones you release during and after sex can automatically draw people to you, making you more attractive to them too, according to research conducted by San Francisco State University.
9- Fake it until you make it.
The easiest way to make yourself feel confident? Act like you already are.
When you challenge yourself to feel good about yourself, it will show and others will take notice.
“The way you enter a room or share a glance are indicators of your confidence working for you or against you,” Levy said. “It is all about your smile, body language and even eye contact. When you feel odd or awkward people can pick up on that uneasiness which will equate to whether or not you are perceived as attractive.”
Need some inspiration? A 2013 study published in the “Journal of Experimental Social Psychology” found that simply recalling a moment when you were confident can increase levels of self-confidence.
10-Rock some red.
Having a wardrobe that makes you feel confident is a huge step in driving up how you see yourself, but feeling better about your appearance may be as simple as wearing a different color.
A study from the University of Rochester suggests that wearing red can automatically make women more attractive to men. They were more likely in the study to ask out a woman wearing a red shirt than one in green.
Jen Thoden, founder of the personal style site Your Color Style, told INSIDER that red “represents passion, power and sensuality.” She recommends rocking red to be taken more seriously and to get a rush of empowerment for yourself.
11- Stand up straight and tall.
Having good posture can make you look good, but it can also make you feel good.
One study from the Association of Psychological Science found that sitting up straight can make you feel more confident and powerful. They found that people who strike “power poses” reported elevations in testosterone, decreases in cortisol (a chemical found when you experience fear), and increased feelings of power.
So, if you’re looking for a mood boost and to view yourself in a more positive light, it might be worth keeping your chin up both physically and mentally.