Benefits of Confidence Hacking


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It’s more than just a mood amplifier

The reasons we want to feel more confident are as varied as the many ways there are to feel more confident. We all want to stand up a little bit taller, feel a bit more special and move more powerfully. Many people view physical fitness and exercise as the best way to feel more confident about your body, but there are benefits which are far more bountiful.

1. It’s Good for Our Bodies

Scientists gathering data on confidence have found that a higher self-esteem not only boosts the mind, but it also bolsters the body. Studies bear out that when you are more confident, your body feels less stressed and this can help reverse heart disease, reduce pain, and support the immune system, better enabling it to fight disease.

The mind-body connection between stress and disease is abundantly apparent as science is finding that feeling higher self-worth can lower production of the stress hormone cortisol. This means confident people are better able to adapt to stress in their lives and its common physiologic responses, which can include:

  • Heart disease

  • Osteoporosis

  • Sleep problems

  • Digestive problems

  • Depression

  • Obesity

  • Memory impairment

  • Skin conditions

2. It’s Good for Our Relationships

While self-confidence amplifies our own attributes, it also helps us detach from our insecurities and allows us to connect with others in more meaningful ways. Couples counselors have found when they assign their clients gratitude journaling and application writing, the couples become less angry, more self-reflective, and more loving.

When we become aware of – and honor – our interconnection with other beings, we are able to recast our perspectives, see our worries in a different light, and embrace gratitude, which is the heart’s memory.

3. It Can Change Out Lives

In a world rife with never-ending fast fixes, crash diets, and get-rich-quick schemes, it’s nice to know there is a proven practice that really can change your life in just 90 seconds each day.

Doctors and scientists both agree: confidence building disconnects us from toxic, negative emotions. This in turn relaxes the brain, reduces anxiety, and decreases depression. When we feel like we can’t make 90 seconds to amplify our confidence, we challenge you to say: “there’s no way I can’t afford not to”.

To start enjoying these life-changing benefits for yourself, find a confidence building practice that you like and stick with it for a while. In PULSE House’s 90-second confidence hacking, we provide you actionable exercises to help you cultivate a consistent practice. Notice how you feel as you go about your days. If you find that you have more patience, feel grounded and better able to respond to stressful situations, and are more in touch with your intuition or “gut feelings,” you are experiencing the many benefits of confidence hacking.

Shafer Minnick