In this day and age, with social media and subversive advertising shoved in our faces twenty-four hours a day, it’s hard not to feel like sometimes we’ve drawn the short end of the stick, even when we’re gorgeous. No one has wrinkles anymore. Everyone has perfect eyebrows and full lips. No, they didn’t win the genetic lottery (well, maybe a few did, or they’re teenagers); the majority of them are visiting medical spas and getting treatments done. There is no shame in that whatsoever. But, there are ways to stay confident in your appearance before going that route, and we’ll touch on going that route as well. Read on for some tips on the keys to confidence. After all, when you’re confident, it shows, you look and feel your best and light up every room you walk into.
Listen, everybody is beautiful – that means every human being and every body type. But, being comfortable with yourself is the key to confidence. So, if there are things you want to change about your body, don’t be nervous about joining a gym or using online weight loss programs. It’s never a bad idea to adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle for the myriad of benefits it will bring you. Not only will you lose any unwanted weight you may have, but you’ll also feel more energized, and studies show it helps with your mental health.
Mental Health Matters
Speaking of mental health, it’s so essential to safeguard yours as closely as possible. While therapy or necessary psychiatric appointments are wildly beneficial, there are other routes to mental health as well. Working on breathwork and mindfulness through meditation does wonder for staying centered and keeping a solid mental state. When you feel in control of your emotions, you are naturally going to be more confident. So, make sure you prioritize taking the time to take care of your heart and mind.
The Importance of Diet
What you eat impacts directly how you feel. Have you ever noticed that you literally think sluggish and bogged down after you eat a big fast food or convenience meal? It may surprise you to know that these types of food have impacts beyond just the physical; they impact your mental state as well. So, if you take care of your diet, your diet will take care of you. Not feeling tired from the food you eat but instead energized is a quick ticket to feeling comfortable in your own skin.
Not having a solid upright posture makes you not only appear unconfident, but it also probably makes you less confident because you’re more than likely in a bit of discomfort when it comes to your back. On top of that, standing tall is a known way to boost the appearance of confidence. And you gotta fake it ’til you make it. So, take time every day to work on your proper posture. Your back will thank you as you age and who doesn’t want to look younger?
As mentioned initially, there is nothing wrong with getting a little Botox or filler if it makes you feel better. If nothing would make you happier than waking up with beautiful bright eyes – get those lash extensions! If you struggle with coming to terms with those crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles, get the Botox! If you’re tired of penciling or powdering in your eyebrows, try microblading. There is nothing wrong with doing cosmetic enhancements to make you feel better about yourself, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! Sometimes a little lip filler is all one needs to feel like a new person. Just remember, you were beautiful without it; you were uniquely you. But confidence is also who you want, so do what you want if it’s within your budget.
The point of it all is, when you feel good, you’re confident. Taking control of your time to show yourself some love and attention goes a long way in making you feel good about yourself. Make sure you give yourself affirmations often – these can be about things you’re grateful for, acknowledging things you are good at, and impacts you’ve had on friends, family, your local community. Setting goals and following through to achieve them builds confidence. When you live your life with a positive attitude, chances are you’re confident. So, remember, you are perfect just the way you are (appearance-wise), but it’s easy to succumb to societal pressure of how we think we’re supposed to look. So, if you need help getting started with your makeover, this list should give you a leg up you were looking for. Cheers, beautiful!