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If you are here, chances are you struggle with feeling confident and want to know HOW to feel more confident in your body. Girl, I am with you. These tips are all about simple, everyday things you can do to feel more confident.
Self-confidence is HARD. In a society that is so social media-heavy and diet ridden, it can feel nearly impossible to just feel confident in your own body at times. Over the past year or so, I have been working on learning how to feel more confident in my own skin.
I want to share all my best tips for how to feel more confident. From dressing yourself up to simple self-care, we are going to cover it all today.
It is my hope that after reading this post, you will feel ready to implement some of these tips into your own life and start working on loving your beautiful self.💗
This post is all about how to feel more confident.
How to Feel More Confident
1. Go On An “Unfollow Spree”
I mentioned this in my 30 Day Self-Care Challenge too… but that is just because it is SO IMPORTANT for your mental health.
If you are anything like me, you spend a lot (okay, fine… TOO MUCH) time on social media. Personally, I feel like it’s become my automatic instinct to click on Instagram the second I open up my phone.
I am not saying that social media is BAD.
Heck, that’s the main way I get to chat with you guys! It can’t be all bad.
However, it is extremely important to evaluate:
- the people you follow
- the messages you consume
- how you feel while on social media
- the effects of social media on your mental state
If someone is making you feel poorly about yourself, promoting something that makes you feel bad, OR you find yourself comparing your life/body/appearance/etc. to theirs… THEY GOTTA GO!
This doesn’t mean you dislike them or have anything against them.
Unfollowing someone gets a very bad rap… it doesn’t have to be out of anger or dislike.
Even if it is completely innocent on their part, if what they are sharing is harming the way you feel towards yourself, it is your responsibility to remove that from your feed.
2. Practice Affirmations
I used to turn my nose up at people that preached “affirmations”.
But, guys. Let me tell you. They work.
I made an entire Pinterest Board dedicated to positive quotes and affirmations.
Start with the phrase “I AM…” and then continue with uplifting reminders such as:
These are all great examples of affirmations.
Stand in the mirror and say them to yourself.
I don’t care if you feel silly and I don’t care if you don’t believe ONE SINGLE WORD you are saying.
Keep at it and you will start to believe it.
3. Dress Comfortably
If you have been following my journey, you know that I am in recovery from an eating disorder.
As I have been gaining weight through my recovery journey, learning how to be more confident has been a big struggle for me.
One of my main tips is to DRESS COMFORTABLY. When you are having a bad body image day, the last thing you need is uncomfortable clothes to draw more attention to your body.
My favorite comfy clothes include:
- Men’s Sweats
- Stretchy Jumpsuits/Rompers
- Baggy Sweatshirts/Shirts
- Oversized Sweaters
Ain’t nobody got time for tight jeans and fitted shirts… especially if you are feeling a bit down on yourself.
Be kind to your body and mind.💗
4. Sleep Naked
Okay, hear me out.
I read a Cosmo article once in middle school about the benefits of sleeping naked and, honestly, it’s a real thing.
Did you know it’s ACTUALLY good for your HEALTH?!
But even more so, I have found that sleeping naked helps with my body acceptance. I saw someone on Instagram share that they have a “naked hour” everyday in their apartment. They say that it helps with their body confidence and overall self acceptance.
Sleeping naked seems to have a super similar effect on me. Don’t ask me why because I’m not entirely sure. I’m just keeping it 100% authentic with you here.
This has helped me. Give it a shot. There’s no harm in testing it out, right?!
5. Surround Yourself With Positive Reminders
Whether this is a motivational quote as your phone background, a picture in your room, or just a sticky note on your mirror, surround yourself with positive reminders.
These little bits of positivity can do wonders for perking you up and keeping your mindset high.
We all could use a little happy reminder in our day!
Some of my favorite household reminders to make me feel more confident:
My personal favorite way to do this is to set up inspirational quotes and images around my room. Not only do they add to my decor and make my room feel homier, but they are also a little positive reminder every time I look at them.
6. Take Yourself Out
Whether this is shopping, going to dinner, or just going on a drive, I believe it is important to get comfortable with some one-on-one time with yourself.
Take time out of your day to show yourself love. Treat yourself the same way you would treat a loved one. Talk to yourself that way, too.
You would never speak down to someone you loved about their appearance or their body. Chances are you barely even notice that about them. You love them for the person they are, not the body they’re in.
Practice this with yourself, too.
Spend some quality time with you.
Those are my 6 best tips for how to be more confident. It is a hard battle to fight, but we are in it together. We got this!
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