It’s perfectly fine to stay in your comfort zone, but every now and then, it’s fun to see what else is out there- adding a twist to a familiar ensemble, buying an accessory you thought you’d never be able to pull off, or having the courage to wear those killer heels (even for a few hours).
- Window shop. Ask your most stylish friends to recommend outfits they think would suit you and try them on!
- Get and expert’s opinion. Next time you’re thinking of mixing things up, ask your hair stylist for advice on what new haircut would look great on you. Veering away from your usual one-inch trim can sometimes be a good thing.
- Create a mood board. Cut up photos of celebs whose style you admire, icons you’d love to emulate, and clothes you’re dying to wear. Put it up on your wall- if you look at it every day, You’ll be psyched enough to try it sooner or later!
- Take another look at your wardrobe. But this time, imagine all the outfit possibilities of mixing and matching different colors. Knowing how to dress well means being able to mix and match a wide array of clothing colors and patterns in a way that works. So dust off that stash of clothes in the back of your closet and get creative to start rocking your threads again. Just remember to follow a few simple style rules.
Spice up your barkada bonding with these barkada rituasl i know:
- Go to mass together once in month.
- Trade baon with each other during lunchtime and create a barkada buffet.
- Do a Kris Kringle every Valentine’s Day so that everyone goes home feeling a little more loved.
- Amp your sleepovers by adding themes that you can base your snacks, DVD marathons, and conversation topics on.
- Celebrate one special occasion all together by signing up and volunteering for a good cause.
- Kick off each summer with a road trip to Enchanted Kingdom or a beach.
- Take a Barkada photo with everyone in the same exact spot, in the same exact place each quarter- It’s a fun way to track how everyone’s looks, styles, and fashion sense evolve over the year.
- Designate someone’s house, a nearby park or clubhouse, or a restaurant or coffee shop you love as your Barkada’s headquarters and make it your official meet-up/hangout spot, where anyone can find you on a (non-busy) Saturday afternoon.
- Start a Barkada Facebook page and have everyone take turns at updating photos and links.
Even good girls go bad every once in a while (calling all Leighton Meester fans!). Just you’re taught to follor the rules, that doesn’t mean you can’t try your hand at playing hooky even once! After all, life wouldn’t be a complete experience without this quintessential rite of passage.
TIP:Don’t take things too far of course!
So for now guys I’ll be sharing something i know to help you gain confidence and deliver your speech well when your’e speaking in public. Whether it’s delivering a speech in front of your entire school, being a lector during Sunday mass, or toasting your big sis at her wedding, keeping cool, calm, and collected in front of a crowd is a huge thing.
- Develop your communication skills by taking baby steps throughout the year. A little practice will help you gain the confidence you need.
- Start with good material. You’ve got to like or believe in what you’re saying to be an effective speaker. Don’t just memorize it! Understand and give a much deeper meaning to it.
- Practice makes perfect. Take video of yourself while delivering your speech in front of a mirror so you can pinpoint the areas you’re good at and what you need to work on. This is reaaally effective you guys, you can also see what side you looks good so you’ll now how to present yourself.
- Find an audience. Get your friends to help you out or ask your kuya to rate your skills. Find someone you’re comfortable with and whose criticism will be objective and helpful.
These are just a few tips that could help you learn how to speak in public confidently, just remember that, “Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.” - Dale Carnegie (American Writer)
Get over your fear and try out for something you’ve always wanted to do. So what if people usually start ballet or piano lessons when they’re in kindergarten? Getting into it now is still better than never having tried at all. Trying your hand at something totally new means starting with a clean slate- no preconceived notions, no thoughts that limit you, and no fear!