We’re always constantly comparing ourselves to other people, whether it is celebrities, friends or people around us. Confidence is what makes us look and feel our best. I’m in absolute no state of mind of being confident. It’s not exactly easy. It takes a lot of determination and willpower. I thought writing this blog post would remind me and hopefully remind whoever is reading this a guide to feeling confident.
The number 1 rule when it comes to feeling confident is to respect yourself. Accepting who you are and loving the body you were born with. It’s not easy especially being in this society. It’s important to love ourselves before we love anyone else. Don’t waste time on people who don’t make you feel good about yourself!
Surround yourself with good and happy people. True friends are the ones who still love you on your worst days. They’re the ones that aren’t going to care if you have no make-up on, or if your hair is messy. It’s important to feel safe around the ones who love you.
Do what makes you happy. There’s nothing better than feeling happy whilst doing something you love. Do the things you love to do, don’t do what other people want you to do.
Be you. It’s so important to be yourself. If your not, it’s very easy to tell. You don’t want to be hiding from the world. The world has lots of things, and it only has one of you!
Be kind to yourself. Everyone makes mistakes and no one is perfect. Forgiving yourself is just as important as forgiving those around you. You need to live in the moment not the past. It’s good to look back on things that make you happy but do you really want to look back and think how nasty you were to yourself?
Stop comparing yourself to others! I know we get told this all the time, and I still do it. It’s very important to accept yourself. Know that even celebrities have their bad days. We don’t see it but it’s true. You’re the one that has your own beautiful features, no one else but YOU. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others, wishing to be something we aren't.
SMILE! I know how hard it can be to smile on your worst days. But a cheeky grin can make others around you feel comfortable. You’d be surprised on how even the smallest smiles can cheer up a social situation.
It's hard, a little mind training will do the trick!