Technology isn’t just for writing your e-mails and programming. Rather, technology now permeates every aspect of our lives and if you’re willing to let it in then you will find that it can make nearly everything easier, better and more efficient.
One area for instance that technology can help in is the way you feel about yourself. You might not really think there could be many psychological benefits to technology, but actually it can improve your confidence and help you feel good about yourself in a number of different ways. Read on to find out how…
Of course technology doesn’t just have to mean computers and smartphones. Technology is any man-made tool that we use in order to get something done – so if you really want to feel better about yourself then technology can allow you to do so if you put on a wig, or if you use some fake tan.
Of course that’s not conventionally what we think of as ‘technology’ these days, but in that case you can still benefit from going to a tanning salon, from getting your hair permed or straightening it, or from teeth whitening and all those processes definitely rely on technology. Use the right technology and you will find that you can transform your look and that this helps you to improve your self-image as a result.
At the same time though, you can also use technology to boost your self esteem in some other more indirect ways though too. For instance you can use similar devices in order to improve your health and fitness which will once again make you look better, but also improve your feeling of vitality and of wellbeing. Hit the gym and use a power plate, a treadmill or a stationary bike and you’re using technology to hone yourself and your self-view.
Technology can also help aid other facets of your confidence – which of course isn’t just based on your appearance. You can use technology as a tool for learning for instance and this can make you feel more confident when talking in groups, or you can use it to improve your mental acuity with something like Brain Age from Nintendo.
Another thing that can help you to improve your confidence is to go on online dating. If you feel unattractive or are upset with your lack of love life, then this can be a great way to get some attention and that in turn can make you feel wanted. And while going on dates is scary, the more you do it the less frightened you’ll be the next time.
Some technology is even aimed directly at improving confidence. For instance if you have a smartphone then type ‘confidence’ into the iTunes store or Google Play store and you will see hundreds of apps that aim to improve your self-esteem. Some work by using positive affirmations to remind you how great you are throughout the day, while others teach CBT and even combat specific anxieties.
Low confidence is a problem to be solved just like many others, and with technology this isn’t something you have to face alone.