Inhale Confidence, Exhale Doubt: Wear Your Confidence This New Year
Okay, ladies, let's talk confidence. Some people have it and some people don't, right? I don't think so. Confidence is something that every woman should wear and something every woman can have. Make this the year that you wear confidence proudly.
How To Be More Confident:
Being grateful for the things you have and the things others do for you.
Be Kind and Generous
Have a kind heart. Speak kindly with others and give when you can. Give your waiter/waitress a full tip even when your service isn't great, maybe they're having a bad day and you can make it better.
Be curious and you will find life more joyful.
Be brave and step outside of your comfort zone. I used to be so shy (and sometimes I still am) that I was too afraid to even raise my hand in class. One of my goals for a while was to raise my hand and answer a question in class. Honestly, it took me a while, it was my goal for weeks, but finally, I did it. And by the time I finished my degree I was actively talking and discussing things in my classes. It's okay to be brave about little things and about big things if you're already brave enough to talk in class. ;)
Get to know yourself, your goals, your wants, and your needs. Keep a journal if that will help you. Learn about yourself and be true to yourself.
When you get to know yourself, learn to love yourself. Love your quirk and everything that makes you, you. Love yourself and own it!
Don't Compare Yourself With Others!
This one should be obvious, but it happens so often and it's so easy to do. But we need to stop. If you ever want to be confident and feel good about yourself you can't compare yourself to other people.
Don't Doubt Yourself
Believe in yourself, girl! You can do awesome things! When the thoughts come telling you that you can't do it, tell them you can.
Sometimes you might make a mistake or do something embarrassing. Tell yourself it's okay and bounce back.
Always be prepared. Have a speech coming up? An interview? Prepare for it! Preparing for the things you have coming up will give you the confidence to do well because well, you're ready for it!
Excercise Healthy Habits
Exercise, eat well, and sleep well. Creating healthy habits will help you feel better.
Set and Achieve Goals
Come up with a small goal - maybe like the one I made to speak up in class - and achieve it. You can make your life what you want it and you'll get there by setting and achieving goals.
Think positive thoughts and be positive! Do you have a crazy goal? Don't tell yourself you can't do it - be positive and know that you can.
Wear your smile. It'll make you feel better and those around you.
Celebrate Your Accomplishments
Celebrate ALL of your accomplishments - even the small ones. Even if the accomplishment is just that you didn't hit the snooze button. ;)
Learn From Failure
It's going to happen. You're going to fail. And that is okay, you can learn from it. Instead of beating yourself up about it improve yourself with it.
Be a Problem Solver
Don't worry, solve problems. Change your mindset from seeing problems and being worried to thinking of solutions. You'll feel so much better!
Clean Your Room
Or your desk, or make your bed, or whatever else. Having a clean space will help you clear your mind.
That thing your procrastinating? Just do it. Won't you feel so good and so accomplished when you are finished!
Learn Something New
Is there something you've always wanted to learn? A new skill or a language? Learn it.
Take An Extra 5 Minutes to Get Ready
Okay, you don't really have to take 5 more minutes to get ready, but do give yourself the time you need to look nice. Give yourself the time you deserve.
When you look good you fell good. P.S. When we open I promise we'll have tons of clothes to help you look your best ;)
Standing tall not only makes you look more confident, but you'll feel more confident too.
Fake It til You Make It ;)
I promise it works. ;)
Wear Your Confidence This Year
Girl, this is the year. You are amazing and talented and you work hard. Being confident is all mindset. Pick a few things from this list (or just one at a time) and watch yourself improve and become more confident. This is the year you wear your confidence. It will never go out of style.
P.S. Did you like any of those cute quotes above? They're the perfect size to be your new phone background. ;)