Confidence is so important- but many of us find it hard to stay confident every single day. For me, my confidence goes up and down depending on the day, or what I'm up to.
Some days I feel on top of the world- and some days I find it hard to feel confident in my body.
The confidence we feel from day to day is dependent on lots of different things, including body confidence, skin confidence, self-esteem, anxiety, our mental health and more.
It can be hard to find ways to feel confident everyday- but there are a few things you can do to promote positive self-esteem and self-love throughout your day. Find 10 tips to feel confident everyday!
1. Ask for help!
There is never anything wrong with asking for help. Speak to people you trust about what is going on in your head.
Even just bouncing ideas with a friend or family member can help you understand your confidence issues, and where they might come from.
Loved ones will always be there to help you feel confident, build you up or give you the mood boost or confidence you need to feel good in your own skin.
2. Prioritise the people who make you feel good
As much as we are independent, autonomous beings- we are all influenced by the people that surround us.
This might be family members, friends or our partner. It's so important to prioritise the people who make you feel good- and you could even take steps to cut out those who are toxic.
If you come away from a meet-up with someone feeling low or sad or un-confident, chances are they aren't the best influence for you.
Try to surround yourself with people that make you feel like the best, most confident version of yourself.
3. Look after yourself
It's so important to look after yourself in every way, especially if you're having a low mental health day or you need a confidence boost from day to day.
This might involve giving yourself time to rest and reset- or it might mean eating a nutritious and balanced diet to keep your body happy and healthy while you work on your confidence levels.
Looking after yourself physically and mentally is so important, and it can help to boost your self-esteem and confidence!
4. Stop putting pressure on yourself
Stop putting pressure yourself!
Confidence is such a tough thing, and no one feels confident about their work, body or skin every single moment of every single day.
It's important to avoid putting pressure on yourself while you get to grips with your mental health and self-esteem issues, or while you figure out what makes you feel good.
As with all mental health concerns, it's all about taking little steps to get to the right headspace for you.
5. Avoid mirrors
If you're struggling with body or skin confidence, it can help to avoid mirrors throughout your day.
This might sound counter-intuitive, but while you're building up your confidence, try not to obsess over how you look in the meantime.
You are beautiful- and some mirrors might make you question that just because of lighting or how they are positioned.
Let's face it, changing room mirrors highlight your every perceived flaw- and this is not a good way to think about yourself when you're working on your daily confidence levels.
6. Choose self-love
Whether you want to feel more confident at work or you're finding it hard to love your body at the moment, self-love and confidence are always linked.
Try to practice self-love in all areas of your life!
Say positive words to yourself throughout the day, turn your inner critic into your inner cheerleader and literally tell yourself that you can do this. Everyday.
7. Practice gratitude
Gratitude can help you feel confident and positive about certain aspects of your life, encouraging greater confidence in all other areas of your life too.
For example, if you're struggling with body confidence, take some time to practice gratitude and thank your body for everything it does for you. This will help you feel better about your body.
Practising gratitude can also help with work confidence, imposter syndrome and other confidence issues.
8. Stand up for yourself
For many of us, our confidence issues stem from the inability to stand up for ourselves or assert what we want.
This might be because we people-please, or we might feel out of place standing up for ourselves.
Start to assert what you want with those you love or even when you're just out at the shops.
This isn't about being rude, it's about standing up for what you want and not being afraid about what people think.
This will help you feel more confident in yourself, even if it's just stepping away from a friendship that feels toxic.
9. List your positive attributes
It can be so hard to feel confident everyday, especially if you're busy thinking about the things you don't like about yourself.
Make a list of your positive attributes! This is a great place to start, as it helps you understand your starting point and it tells you which areas of your life you might want to feel more confident about.
As you start to feel more confident, your list will get longer- and this can be used as a reminder to love yourself.
10. Set yourself goals
Set yourself small, manageable goals when it comes to your confidence.
You could write down small steps and goals to achieving body confidence, such as creating an over-arching exercise goal or understanding how to fill your body with food and drinks that make you feel good!
How do you stay confident throughout the day? Let me know in the comments!
Love, Sarah xoxo