Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Stand up straight and walk with confidence

Even though I've heard this throughout my life, this is something that I've only recently really learned from my good friend, Alex, who exudes an air of confidence that I admire. I spent my high school years hunched over and generally feeling uncomfortable in my own skin. I never really had body image issues, but I wasn't entirely comfortable with my tall, lanky self. All of us feel shy or insecure at times, but there's no reason to share that with the world. Share it with your good friends or your diary.

When you walk into a room, stand up straight and walk in like you own the place. Even if you don't feel comfortable, even if you don't know anyone in the room, when you walk with confidence you will feel more confident. People will treat you differently, and who knows, maybe you'll encourage others to feel more comfortable as well.

As an added bonus, when you stand up straight you look better. Not that everyone needs to be thin, but there's no reason to slouch and add rolls that don't need to be there.

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