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6 Instant Confidence Boosters

Try these quick-and-easy tips to feel amazing about yourself in a jiffy
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Even the most confident among us can fall victim to the occasional bout of self-doubt. But regardless of whether insecurity is an occasional or chronic problem, there are certain days when having killer self-esteem is a must.

Whether you have a presentation in front of the big boss, a date with that special someone or just want to approach life with more gumption, we've gathered some quick-and-easy tricks that are sure to put a little swagger in your step.

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Raise Your Heart Rate
Ever feel drop dead gorgeous after binge watching your favorite television show? Yeah, we didn't think so. As it turns out, marathon television watching is not as good for one's self-esteem as, say, partaking in an actual marathon. Not only does exercise release feel-good endorphins, it also helps reduce anxiety and stress.

Fortunately, you don't need to adopt an intense boot camp-like regimen to reap the benefits of working out. Moderate exercise -- yes, we're talking brisk walking, ladies -- still functions to eliminate nagging self-doubt. That's good news for those of us who still want to throw on sweat pants for things other than, you know, working up a sweat (read: for the occasional TV binge watching session).

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Schedule a Girls' Night Out
Here's news that should make you feel good about your #squadgoals: Besties can boost confidence. Good friends can have a positive effect on our mental wellbeing by helping us cope with troubles and celebrate victories -- both of which help us feel like superwomen.

Next time you feel like flaking on Sunday Funday, don't. Instead, take a note from Taylor Swift and surround yourself with a half-dozen or so of your closest friends at all times. (And feel free to forward this information along to that gal pal who always bows out at the last minute.)

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Recite a Morning Mantra
You offer friends and family supportive words when they're feeling down, right? Why not do the same for yourself? Eliminating negative thoughts and replacing them with positive affirmations is the first step towards convincing yourself that you can tackle anything. Try reciting an optimistic mantra first thing in the morning to kick off your day with a can-do attitude.

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Use a Great-Smelling Cleanser
No surprise here: If you smell funky, chances are you feel funky. In fact, one study found that 90 percent of women who wear a fragrance feel more confident which, in turn, has the added benefit of making them appear more attractive to others.

To incorporate a sweet scent into your life, lather up with an aromatic product like Caress Daily Silk Silkening Body Wash. The special formula will leave your skin super soft, while fragrant floral notes and hints of white peach and orange blossom make it smell incredible. Who knew body wash was the miracle elixir already sitting in our bathrooms?

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