Being more confident
Apr 22, 2022
Arrrgh confidence! I have spoken about confidence so much this month - in our actual Edit, in my newsletter and now here: it’s just such an important topic it deserves its own blog post. As I said in this month’s newsletter “confidence is knowing your worth without having to advertise it, it’s celebrating your unique values rather than seeking value from others.”
Confidence can be felt in a general sense - the belief and trust in your own abilities, or it can be felt in a more specific situation, for example you feel extremely confident in some areas of your life while others you feel less confidence. But one thing is for sure: confidence plays a key role in your own motivation to pursue your goals and it affects how you present yourself to others.
The good news is: we can work on our confidence levels and improve it by taking small steps which make a big difference. Here are my five favourite confidence boosters:
- Stop comparing yourself to others.
- Surround yourself with positive people.
- Take care of yourself and your body (I’m talking a healthy diet, exercising, meditation and sleep).
- Be kind to yourself and practice positive self-talk.
- Be brave, even if that means facing your fears.
I personally have found a few confidence building actives that have greatly improved my self worth, here are some of my secrets:
Firstly, understand that self care is so much more than just a manicure or face mask (yes, we all love those things). One needs to look at self care in a more holistic way: think yoga, guided meditation and conscious care. These practices are so great for one’s self confidence - followed by my fave skin care and a bubble bath!
I take the time to write down my goals and, more importantly, my dreams. I visualise them. This is a very present activity that helps me create a road map for my life.
Next up is social media. We love it, we hate it but one thing is for sure you need to ensure your platforms and feeds are positive, and having a positive impact on your life. Unfollow is so powerful for yourself confidence — don’t be afraid to use it for anyone who doesn’t support you or align with your own self worth.
Finally, examine your daily routine. Small changes can have a huge impact. Our bedtime routine is just as important as our morning routines. Daily routines need to make you feel good about yourself and where your life is going.
I hope you are all feeling confident and valued!