Now, how cliche of me to be coming to you with a blog about confidence as I stand in front of some over grown grease monster in heels with my hair blowing in the wind? I may as well take a power pose while I’m at it, right? But if you can picture all the women who have taken these stances before me (that’s right, I’m talking about the book writing, self loving, girl power enthusiast women) then you need to understand that thy are all in on a little secret.
Confidence is Key!
Life is tough sometimes, no matter how you swing it. Things get hard, people get fake, and sometimes money gets low. But if theres one thing I can pass onto you that can make this crazy life at least the slightest bit easier, is that you need to live it with as much gusto as you can possibly muster; otherwise, can you really call it living at all?
1.) Dress Up Girl, You Only Live Once
But of course the girl with the fashion blog can relate EVERYTHING, even self confidence, back to clothes. But it’s true, when we dress well we feel well! We buy clothes that inspire us and we put together outfits that make us feel good, right? So what good are we doing ourselves if we only put these banging outfits together for a one time occasion, or even at all! Don’t be afraid to rock your best pieces! Forget the haters and wear what you want!
Side note: Trends aren’t everything. Some trends may work for you, and some may make you look like a shapeless thumb. Find the trends that work for you and make you feel good. When you look good, you feel good girl.
2.) Smile Big!
I’ve said this sooooo many times, but a smile is honestly your NUMBER 1 accessory, AND it’s your number 1 pick me up. Imagine yourself walking down the street. You’re passing by your neighbor at the front porch and that dog you love to pet down the street. Now imagine yourself doing this with a huge FROWN on your face. Depressing right? Now the same thing, but this time with an earsplitting smile. You have your favorite morning tunes in, and you’re taking the day by storm. If someone were to see you now, they wouldn’t be able to resist smiling too. And that makes you feel amazing. You want to be THAT GIRL.
So put in your headphones in and be her. I bet you feel like a million bucks.
3.) Just do it
Yeah yeah. This sounds a bit cliché and a bit like a cop out, I know. But hear me out. A lot of the time, when we aren’t feeling confident or we are hesitating about a certain thing, it’s in our best interest to just fake it ’til we make it. You never know how you’re going to feel about something until you try it, so how will you know how to be confident if you haven’t tried it yet?
Mimic what you think a confident you would do. Wear that daring outfit, talk to that cute guy at the coffee shop, start that blog (I say from experience). Until you try, you’ll never know what huge life altering actions the new super confident diva version of yourself will make, so start now!