An issue that isn’t often talked about is men's confidence, its assumed that all men are confident and don’t need help boosting their confidence. There are countless women's magazine articles about ways to boost confidence and de-stress, but not many ones for men. Here we will talk about 4 important ways men can boost confidence.
1. Exercise. Not only will exercise make you feel physically better about yourself, it increases a sense of wellbeing and can help you relax. Being less stressed can help you feel better inside and out. For some great work out tips, follow this link.
2. Appearance. Changing your appearance and taking good care of your appearance can be as simple as getting a clean shave, a new hairstyle, an updated wardrobe, or fixing issues like baldness or getting glasses or contacts. The better you feel about your appearance, the more confidence you will have.
3. Downtime. Everyone needs downtime to unwind and focus on hobbies or enjoyable activities. A good way to achieve this is to take a break from social media, where lots of comparing goes on. There have even been studies that suggest too much social media can make you feel worse about yourself. So step away for a while and go outside, read, game, or whatever your hobby of choice may be.
4. Find your people. Having a group of friends, family, or significant other who you can spend time with and be yourself around can increase your confidence. It can make you feel part of a group and make you aware of your great attributes that others enjoy too. Studies show that real social interaction can help with a whole host of issues, and help you feel more confident.
Recently read an article about millennials and hair loss, and one of the main factors they talk about is increased stress in millennials resulting in possible hair loss at earlier ages. While most male pattern baldness is genetic, stress isn’t good for your hair or any other part of your body. We have compiled 4 things you can do right now to lower your stress level.
1. Get enough sleep. Not getting enough sleep can leave you feeling rushed, ill, and can cause headaches. Also when you don’t get enough sleep you probably reach for more caffeine, which can make you feel more ramped up and overall jittery and anxious/stressed.
2. Drink enough water. Staying hydrated is important for stress relief because your body has to work harder if you are dehydrated, it keeps your body cool and makes your skin look better which can be helpful to your overall confidence (something that might cause you stress if you aren’t feeling good about your appearance.) Dont believe us? Check out this article:
3. Take pride in your appearance. This is kind of a “fake it until you make it” goal that says if you take pride in your appearance daily, you might have a better chance at feeling less stressed and overall better about yourself. See the links below for good resources on staying in control of your appearance.
4. Exercise. Not only will exercise make you feel better about your appearance, it is actually proven that exercise can reduce stress levels. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America puts it like this: " The physical benefits of exercise—improving physical condition and fighting disease—have long been established, and physicians always encourage staying physically active. Exercise is also considered vital for maintaining mental fitness, and it can reduce stress. Studies show that it is very effective at reducing fatigue, improving alertness and concentration, and at enhancing overall cognitive function. This can be especially helpful when stress has depleted your energy or ability to concentrate.”