Going through your teenage years is no joke. For one, there’s that pressure to keep up with what’s cool, without coming off as too pa-cool. And then there’s that overwhelming need to discover your sense of self and develop your confidence—the biggest factors that make up one’s kagwapuhan.
Here’s the catch: It takes effort and patience to figure it all out. But don’t worry, bro. We’ve rounded up tried-and-tested tips to help you master your individuality (and confidence). Let’s dub it “The M-A-S-T-E-R List”, if you will.
Make time for your hobbies. At this point, we’d like you to pause for a minute and think about your favorite hobby. What’s the one thing that makes your heart happy? Music? Sports? Dancing? Whatever it is, just keep doing it! You don’t even have to ace it. The important thing is to do something for yourself, and not for anyone else! So what if this hobby is “super uncool” for others? As long as YOU find it worthwhile and it doesn’t put other people down, then that’s all that matters.
Attend and participate in social events. One of the easiest ways to make friends is to take part in events. If an opportunity to join clubs, youth groups, competitions, conferences, or class trips comes up, choose to be involved. Engaging in activities allows you to expand your network—letting you overcome your FOMO, brush up on your social skills, and ultimately, develop your confidence! Oh, and guess what? It also reflects nicely on your college application!
Stick with your values. As cliché as this may sound, being gwapo is not just about looking good; it’s also about standing by your principles. What set of values do you think will fuel you to reach your goals? Independence? Grit? Courage? It’s all up to you! What actually counts is your commitment to stick with them, as these will push you to get through anything.
Trust your gut. Ever noticed that feeling at the pit of your stomach whenever you’re about to make a major decision? It’s your gut—your brain sending signals to your tummy, urging you to sense it (science, dude!). So every time you feel that hunch, listen. Yes, it could just be a feeling, but it’s your feeling. And because it’s personal, it could help you figure out what you really want to come out of a situation. Besides, trusting your intuition could help you step out of your comfort zone and step into new opportunities.
Exercise regularly. You’ve probably been hearing this since you were in preschool. Save for the obvious fact that it keeps you healthy, it makes you feel good, too! And because it takes discipline to establish a regular workout routine, doing so allows you to unleash your full potential, physically and mentally!
Reassess your hygiene habits. If you think that a man’s hygiene should be the least of your concerns, think again! Looking fresh is one of the foolproof ways to score major gwapo points! Trust us—you’d be surprised by how the ladies pay attention to details! The thing is, grooming takes more than just being clean. For instance, most men believe that soap should cover just about everything: your hands, body, and face. Hate to break it to you, bud, but that’s just WRONG! While it may be the most convenient to use, applying it to your face will strip off essential moisture from your skin, leaving it dry and making it prone to pimples!
Take it from the pros and use a cleanser that removes deep-seated dirt and excess oil! Go for THE ultimate—the sikreto ng mga gwapo—Master Oil Control Max Facial Wash, with Zeroil that keeps your skin fresh and Anti-Bac that removes dirt that causes pimples! With Master, you can get the confidence you’ll need to face anything, and achieve your supreme kagwapuhan!
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Let’s make one thing clear, guys: Exploring your sense of self and establishing your confidence isn’t easy at all. You need to put in lots of work and determination to find your way. But once you’ve mastered these tips, we’re 100% positive you’ll get there—earning you some serious pogi points along the way!
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