Banish bad hair days
According to surveys, when their hair looks and feels great, 65% of Australian women are left feeling more confident and 44% feeling more attractive. Turns out that frizz, flyaways and split ends don't just create lacklustre locks, they dull your mood too.
So time to turn up the volume on your 'do and show co-workers what you're capable of. Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner addresses damaged hair by nourishing and protecting each and every strand with every wash thanks to keratin damage blockers that help defend hair against irreversible damage.
Dress for Success
Look the part! You don't have to wear a power suit to prove a point but that doesn't mean you can't dress to wow. Try commanding attention with a new pair of bright summer sandals or show your fashion savvy with the latest block heel, either choice will give your height and confidence a lift.
Combined with polished hair and make-up, a sleek and chic wardrobe will ensure you exude new levels of healthy determination. You'll discover you're more assertive in meetings, proactive with deadlines and vocal with your ideas. So go ahead and step it up, but just be sure to still be you when you're keeping up appearances.
Boost your nutrition
Returning to the office after the holidays might mean you're now faced with vending machines, happy hours and an endless supply of coffee but staying healthy doesn't have to be a chore.
Dietician and Sports Nutritionist Robbie Clark suggests that if you do find yourself socialising a few days or nights a week, to make sure that the food you eat at home is as nutritious and healthy as possible. "Try to add in as many antioxidants, vegetables, sprouts, herbs and spices for a nutrient dense meal," she says. Then whatever you've got left over, take for those days that you are stuck eating lunch at your desk. A healthy diet will not only boost your brain power, your internal health will translate to glowing skin and glossy locks too.
Get fit (without the gym)
Feeling fulfilled at work relies on how you feel within yourself. Reboot your nine-to-five routine with lifestyle choices that'll ensure you wake up with a can-do attitude each morning. A much better option to hitting the snooze button.
If you drive to work, park the car further away than usual, or get off the bus a stop early so you start the day off with long strides as opposed to sitting down. Take a break from your desk by cruising the corridors to check in with colleagues and take the stairs instead of the lift to arrive at internal meetings. Exercise will not only increase your endorphin dose but it's also a great stress buster too.
Act like a girl boss
People who can make decisions quickly are rewarded just as speedily for having confidence to get the job done. Allowing your colleagues to see what a champion problem solver you are will increase their confidence in you and bolster your productivity and potential so much that seeking out that pay rise or promotion won't seem so out of reach after all.
Still a little desk shy? Research shows that simply acting confident will put the right hormones into action to make you feel like you're in control. Testosterone is what makes us feel powerful and if you start chanelling that feeling it's been proven that you will actually start behaving more authoritatively over time.