Faking It

TODAY

I’m not a hugely confident person but there is one thing that helps me be more confident. Faking it. I did a whole post a while ago about being confident which you can read here if you’d like, but this is a sort of quick-fix solution I didn’t mention in it.

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The main way I try to make myself feel more confident more quickly in situations where maybe I’m expected to be outgoing or a lot of attention is payed to me is to just fake it. I think that sometimes it takes some of the pressure out of a situation, because if you fake it well enough you can convince yourself you really are a confident person. I also feel less self conscious if I feel like I am appearing as confident, even if I’m not feeling particularly confident on the inside. It reassures me that people aren’t judging me.

When I want to appear more confident than I actually am, for example when I’m nervous about a situation, I often think about what someone I look up to would do, how they would act in that situation, whether they would be getting worried about it or if they would just be comfortable and confident.

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Once you start believing you can be a confident person, after faking it for a while, it really won’t feel like you’re faking it anymore.

Nicole x

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