Confidence, high self-esteem, self-love… whatever you want to call it, how’s yours? When is the last time you really took the time to reflect on how you felt about yourself? We all have our bad days, no one is exempt. But, having more bad days than good may be a sign of a lack of confidence or low self-esteem. Confidence is free and available to everyone and today we are going to discuss how you can get you some.
1. Surround yourself with positive people - Recognize your worth. You matter, you are worth something and anyone who doesn’t think that you are the bombdigity on roller skates, screw em’. Surrounding yourself with people who don’t value you is a sure fire way to have low self-esteem.
2. Recognize what you love about yourself and embrace it - Have you ever had someone take a jab at a feature of yours and you kind of laugh it off, but later you grab a mirror to try to see what they see… and don’t? I have. I have a gap, and yes when I was a kid I felt quite awkward about it, but as an adult I love it - It’s a part of my personality. It’s okay to love things about yourself that the next person might not appreciate, or that might not be considered the norm. Those things are what make you, you. I mean seriously, who wants to look exactly like everyone else anyway?
3. Tell yourself you are the shit daily - Confidence is like a muscle you have to continuously work it to keep it strong. Telling yourself that you are powerful, have value and that there is no one else like you does wonders for your self-esteem. Wake up, look in the mirror and tell yourself you are the bomb gurl! Even if you don’t believe it now, if you tell yourself enough times you will, because after all it’s true.
4. Don’t compare yourself to other people - Don’t take it for face value that people are as real as they seem. You could be comparing your abilities to someone’s who unknowingly to you has spent years perfecting theirs. Comparison is death to confidence and joy and peace and [insert any other happy term you'd like HERE]. There is always going to be bigger or better even, but when you have confidence in yourself you really don’t give a damn.
How would you rate your confidence? Could it be higher? Let talk about it, hit us up on Twitter, and let’s have a conversation.