Woman Up: 4 Easy Ways To Boost Your Confidence At Work

I’m a boss. But I have a boss, who has a boss, who has a boss, who has a board of shareholders to answer to. My point being, bosses have to prove themselves.

That pressure to perform well can seem daunting, but there’s one thing that will get you there: confidence.

Yes, confidence. It’s something Trump and other fuckboys have WAY too much of. But when used in the right doses, it can be a powerful thing.

Confidence is what made Nala give Simba those bedroom eyes and claim her seat as the Queen of all the light touches. It’s what made Rosa Parks say “Nah” on that segregated bus.

I can keep going all day, freestylin’ examples, but here’s the point. No matter if you’re an intern or an exec, everyone can use a bit of confidence to help them boss up.

Here’s 4 ways to help you do just that.

1. Organize

Cleanliness is next to boss-liness! A messy desk, cubicle, or office can make you perform at a lower level.

Removing clutter from your space can help improve your productivity. So get organized! Find cute storage solutions to make it more fun to keep your desk clean.

The major benefit here is that you’ll spend less time looking for things, and more time planning female world domination.

In the words of Beyoncé, who run the world? Really well-organized girls.

If that’s all a little too intense for you, try something more Zen. Applying some feng shui to your desk can help create the right positive vibes around your space. Energy is everything!

2. Personalize

Why? Because boss ladies have boss things! My big sister got me some dope sticky notes, notepads, and thank you cards—all emblazoned with my personal logo.

I can honestly say that writing my to-do lists on personalized stationary has definitely made a difference. I feel like I’m even more on top of things. My lists are official af.

Take it one step further and brand your space, too. Desk décor can help make your workplace feel more like home. Yes, your desk chair is probably already ergonomic, but you can make it cozy and custom with a nice cushion.

Maybe even a few inspirational quotes on your walls will help you power through each day. Design your space so that you stay motivated to conquer each day like a boss ass bitch.

3. Accessorize

Like beauty, confidence comes from within. But exuding confidence on the outside can’t hurt! Wear whatever makes you feel like a boss.

Whether you’re a girl that goes for a structured dress, a blazer over a graphic tee, or full on Olivia Pope power suit, if you own your look, other people will notice.

Shoes are terribly important. Depending on the heel, a shoe can change your entire posture and amp up your strut. But make sure they’re comfortable! If it’s not you or it’s not comfortable, it’ll definitely show.

Another way to play up your confidence at work is to make a statement, with jewelry or makeup. Try accessorizing with a statement necklace.

You’ll be getting compliments all day that’ll level up your confidence. And to make sure everyone hears the words coming out of your mouth, punch it up with a bold, statement lip color.

4. Actualize

Self-actualization is the highest level of human need, according to Maslow’s hierarchy. And when you’re a career woman, and all your basic needs are met, self- actualization is the obvious next step.

A way to get there is to recognize that what you do is not who you are. And because of that, it may help to take a timeout from the daily grind.

Try saying a few mantras in the morning to start off on the right foot. Or try taking a break from your killer project to meditate for 5 minutes.

Anxiety starting to get to you? Take a walk, or a yoga class-whatever fits your schedule. The ultimate goal is to not let the heavy expectations of work life get to you.

As I’ve recently stepped into a supervisor role, I’ve realized that a lot of people are looking to me to perform. To always be on.

What has helped me so far in 2017 is to just own it. From my wardrobe to my chakras, I’m ready to conquer this year as a boss and you should, too!

For more tips on how to revitalize our workspace, go here.

If you need some wardrobe tips, get inspiration from fashion blogs like this.

You don’t have to take on all of these tips, but I promise that incorporating just one of them into your work life will help you feel bossy.

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Christina Amazan

Christina Amazan is an advertising copywriter simply to fund her mac and cheese obsession. When she's not creating ads, you can find her writing blogs and articles, planning events, and trying harder each and every day to be more like Rihanna.