6 Ways to Beat Those Self Confidence Issues

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With the media showing us images of supermodels on TV and social media, women today often feel a need to compare themselves, which can lead to self-confidence issues. While every body is beautiful, including those we see in the media, these articles and TV programs make women feel like that’s the only way to truly be beautiful, and that’s simply not the case.

Of course, it’s easier said than done to gain self-confidence and love who you are, no matter what you look like. Sometimes, even when people tell you you’re beautiful, it’s not enough. Everyone deserves to feel good about themselves, so what can you do to boost your self-esteem and begin to love the way you look again?

Try Out a New Hairstyle

Have you ever considered that your lack of self-esteem might stem from your living with the same hairstyle for too long now? While some haircuts are classics that will never go out of fashion, maybe it’s time to refresh your look. The great thing about hair stylists is that they’re trained to help you through this process. So, take the time to book a consultation where they can talk you through face framing haircuts, whether or not to grow your bangs out and even the length of your hair.

Sometimes, taking the plunge and trying a new hairstyle can be difficult because you simply can’t imagine yourself with anything else. But sometimes, that bravery is needed to boost your self-confidence and begin to turn heads when you finally walk down the street.

You could consider a different color even if you don’t go for a new hairstyle. Many women base their hair color on the season, or something they feel is more appropriate for their age. Again, your hair stylist can help you decide, so don’t hesitate to discuss your options.

Treat Yourself To a New Set of Nails

Unless you’re into that kind of thing, a new set of nails probably isn’t the first thing someone notices about you. But having a set of perfectly manicured nails can and will make such a difference to how you feel about yourself, and that’s the most important thing here.

Whether you want to stick to a classic French manicure or try some more out-there nail designs is entirely up to you. Acrylic nails can last up to six weeks and are very easy to infill by your nail tech. Don’t hesitate to treat yourself to a new set of nails if that makes you feel confident, sexy, and ready to take on the world.

Experiment With New Outfit Styles

As mentioned earlier, the media is notorious for dictating to women how they should look, how they should dress, and what weight they should be. Do yourself a favor and forget all of that for the time being. What’s important to remember is that even those models you see on TV have days when all they want to do is sit in their tracksuits and hide their bodies.

Instead of focusing on how those models look, focus on how you can feel more confident with your body shape. We all have lumps and bumps we’d instead not bring attention to, but there are so many ways to dress for your body shape in this day and age; you simply just need to learn a few new tricks.

First of all, if you are looking to conceal some areas that make you self-conscious, grab yourself some decent shapewear. It’s a great base for any outfit, and you can then begin experimenting with different items of clothing to see what fits and shows off your body shape the most.

If you have no idea where to begin, there are loads of guides online for finding the right clothes for your body shape, so take some time to research. But we’ve found that one of the best ways to find clothes that make you feel and look good is by spending the day doing some retail therapy with people you love. They can give you honest opinions and encourage you to try something more out of your comfort zone—you may just thank yourself in the future!

If you’re looking to add a touch of sophistication and glamour to your ensemble, consider complementing your look with accessories like dazzling tanzanite earrings, adding a touch of sparkle and refinement to your style journey.

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Concentrate on Your Smile

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, no matter who you are or how “beautiful” you are. The act of smiling itself quite literally lights up the face, so wherever possible, try smiling more! Try smiling at yourself in the mirror, and you’ll notice how much your face changes.

If you’re self-conscious about your smile because of missing or crooked teeth, perhaps that could be something to work towards having repaired. It’s not cheap, and it may take some time to save the funds, but once you begin to feel more confident with your smile, you’ll find you’re doing it much more often. And when that happens, other people will begin to notice, too.

Remember That What Goes in Will Affect the Outside

When you’re not feeling particularly sexy or confident, it’s easy to reach for junk food like ice cream and wine to make yourself feel a little bit better. But it’s important to remember that whatever you put into your body will show on the outside in one way or another. It might be weight gain, acne, limp hair, eye bags, or dry skin from dehydration. Either way, if you want to feel comfortable and confident in your skin, you need to look at what you’re putting into your body.

So, while it’s perfectly okay to grab that ice cream or enjoy some wine every now and then, try to keep in mind that it could end up showing up on the outside, too. Instead, try eating a diet full of vitamins and minerals from fresh and healthy foods. Try to cut out pizza night and replace it with something that will do your body some good rather than hurt it. Not only will you begin to notice the positive changes on the outside, but you’ll feel fitter and more mentally able to tackle the day. When this happens, you should be driven to keep making those positive life choices.

This doesn’t just apply to food. There are countless harmful addictions out there, ranging from nicotine to narcotics. Go out of your way to beat these, even if it means going to an intensive outpatient program.

Find an Exercise You Enjoy

Finally, we all know that exercise is essential, but some people don’t enjoy it. But, without it, you could face multiple health problems in the future. So, take the time to find something you enjoy. It might take some trial and error, and you may feel like giving up occasionally, but once you’ve seen it, you’ll thank yourself for sticking at it.

Try out different exercises, such as swimming, hiking, table tennis, basketball, or even lunges in your living room. It’s also important to remember that you might have to start slowly and work up to rebuilding your fitness, but it will improve faster than you think if you stick to it! 

You’ll then start to notice you feel healthier than ever and have never been as toned as you are now. When you begin to see these things, confidence and self-love will come hand in hand.

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