My mum always always always says how confident I am.Taking selfies all the time, outgoing and talkative to anyone, comfortable in awkward situations, happy to talk to a group of people and overall confident in myself.
I now realise how lucky I am to be this confident.
Through the years I have become more and more aware of others insecurities, and whilst I haven’t had quiet as many as some, I have had my fair share.
So, whilst I am lucky to be as confident as I am, I am unlucky in my insecurities but I think I have found a way that’s made me this confident in myself and I thought I’d share.
Don’t give a s**t about anyone
A pretty simple one and a rule I have been living by since school. It’s a hard one to get used to, but your worst enemy isn’t worrying about what everyone else thinks, says, likes or even hates about you. Who cares? You shouldn’t!
Maybe if they were someone worthwhile, like David Beckham orrrrr even Kim Kardashian, they might be worthy to have an opinion. (Even then I’m not sure I’d care)
Take care of yourself
Another pretty simple rule and one everyone should be taking a little more seriously – including myself!
Taking care of yourself will give you an ultimate confidence boost and do wonders for everything else. Feeling confident comes from feeling good, healthy and fit, and nothing does that better than eating clean, exercise regularly and sleeping well.
Don’t be afraid to treat yourself once in a while
My mum probably won’t agree with me on this one, since I tend to spend way more money than I actually have, but it’s something that can really come under all three rules. Spend money and treat yourself. You want that topshop dress and you’ve just been paid, go get it. You want another MAC lipstick, why not. You deserve it, you earned the money, you want to treat yourself – do it!!
Its a common thing in our social media world to compare ourselves to everyone out there. Just scrolling through instagram can get yourself looking at fellow ladies thinking various things -‘why don’t I have lips like that’, ‘I wish I had a flat tummy like her’, ‘she has a better style than me’ or even ‘I’ll never be as good looking as her’.
It can be tough to be a young women in this social media world were ‘beautiful’ women can be found and followed. The key thing to remember, is confidence is beauty itself. Those women we compare ourselves to have their own flaws and insecurities, but have overcome and chipped away at them, to be the ‘beautiful’ women you compare yourself too.
Take their confidence, and fuel it for your own. Want a flatter tummy, work out and get it! Want Kylie Jenner lips, learn some make-up secrets to achieve it.
Learn to love your flaws
I often pointed out my flaws and worried about them. Unfortunatly, that didn’t change them. My bum wasn’t ‘perky’ enough so instead of comparing and worrying, I excersised and started to love what I have. I will never have the perfect skin nor complexion, so I started to look for make-up and skin care to help me achieve what I wanted. Your flaws are what you make them, so why not work on them and work around them, don’t let them define you!!
Remember: You’re not the only one with insecurities and lack of confidence.
Do you have any tips for people lacking confidence? Maybe you struggle with your own confidence -I’d love to know what you think of my tips so why not comment below.