Aug 10 10 Ways to Improve Your Self Confidence
Think of the women in your life. Chances are, at least one comes to mind who you can’t help but describe as “confident”—the type of woman who knows who she is and what she wants out of life, has her own (killer) sense of style, is successful in her career and always seems to get what she’s after. No matter what life throws at her she remains grounded, self-assured—the very definition of a strong woman. You wonder where she gets her confidence from, but the truth is simple: confidence comes from believing in yourself and your abilities, and doing so is a lot easier than you’d think. Read on for tips and tricks on how to start letting your true self shine.
When was the last time you said something nice to yourself? If you’re anything like us, you freely dish out compliments to those around you and have nothing but criticism for yourself. While you don’t need to go into full on motivational speech mode, giving yourself a little pep talk before leaving the house or taking a moment to appreciate your reflection can do wonders for your self-esteem.
Buy a Comfortable Bra
Considering how often we wear our bras (for most of us, it’s an everyday kind of thing) it’s surprising how little attention goes to finding one that fits. Think about it–you wouldn’t walk around all day in shoes that were two sizes too small, so why do the same with your bra? Besides being more comfortable, a good bra helps lift and shape, making your clothes look better and your body look slimmer. Who knew such a small change could make such a big difference?
It’s no surprise that exercise is good for your body, but did you know that it can also help improve your mood? That’s right—cardio is a great confidence booster! Pushing your body to its limits and getting your heart rate up not only makes you look great, but feel great, too. Plus, that can-do attitude can be applied to more than just your mile time.
Find Your Scent
The perfect scent is your invisible accessory that makes the biggest impression. The secret to finding your signature scent? Let your individual style be your guide. Bold and flirty? Try a bright, citrusy floral that’s sure to catch his attention. Possess a can-do attitude and a closet full of menswear-inspired pieces? Opt for a smoky blend of sandalwood and amber for a scent that’s as powerful as you are.
Banish Self Doubt
You’re confident and capable, but there’s something weighing you down—something that’s been holding you back from moving to a new city, chasing that career opportunity, or even asking that cute coworker to lunch. It’s that nagging little voice that seems to pop up whenever you’re considering stepping outside your comfort zone. Nip that voice in the bud and don’t look back—you’re too busy being your awesome self to worry “what if?”
Do Something That Scares You
Whether it’s chopping off those long locks in favor of a sleek, sporty lob or asking for a raise, try to do one thing a month (or a day, if you’re feeling ambitious!) that puts you out of your comfort zone and gets your pulse racing. Think about it—nothing was ever gained by playing it safe, so get out there and be your bold, beautiful self!
Always Be Prepared
We get it—life can be unexpected, and it’s impossible to be prepared for everything. However, taking control of those events that you do have power over not only helps you feel more confident, but helps you organize your life as well. Whether it’s rehearsing for that big presentation, creating a budget or finding feminine protection you can count on, prepping ahead of time means less stress, more confidence.
Believe In Your Own Power
As women, we are powerful beyond measure. Each woman has her own reserve of inner strength that is uniquely hers, which she can call on in times of need to boost her confidence. Find what makes you powerful and cherish it.
Tell Yourself You Can
No matter what you’re looking to accomplish, the first (and most important) step is to tell yourself that you can achieve it. Yes, you can get the job, get back in shape, take that vacation, or whatever else you’d like to do. As the old saying goes, “If you can believe it, you can achieve it.” Never forget it.
Do What Makes You Happy
It’s no secret that the happiest people are also the most confident. Whether it’s wearing neon pink lipstick, caring for your family, being successful at work or something as simple as cooking a good meal, do what you love and do it well.
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