There are many reasons we all might lose / incease confidence in our lives.
It might be a scenario or situation that has meant that our self-esteem has taken a hit like breaking up with a partner, having a baby, financial trouble or even somebody saying hurtful things about you which you never thought of yourself.
Whether your confidence has temporarily taken a knock or maybe you’ve never, ever been confident in your life, that stops – today!
In this post, we will show you three ways to increase your confidence as a woman and hold your head up high.
1. Look After Your Appearance
This isn’t to sound shallow, but the reason for looking after your appearance isn’t external, it’s how good you feel inside when you know you are looking your best.
Let’s start at the top and work our way down.
When your hair looks good as a woman, you FEEL great. Even if you’re having a bad day, there’s something so empowering about knowing that your hair is on point and that it’s something you don’t need to worry about.
Treat yourself to a new hairstyle at the salon, or maybe push the boat all the way out and get some hair extensions installed too. If you’re not sure which ones would suit you, this guide about choosing the best hair extensions for you will help.
Next, get yourself some face masks or treat yourself to a facial peel at a skin clinic to refresh your skin and leave it glowing. You may also want to get a full pampering session with your nails and feet done.
You’ll look your best and therefore, you’ll feel your best, giving your confidence a boost.
2. Get Fit and Healthy
Another thing that we might not notice can put a dent in our confidence is when we neglect our health and fitness.
Your weight or lack of fitness can be something that creeps up on you without even realizing, and so does your confidence along with it.
It’s not necessarily as shallow as how we look on the outside. It’s also about our health on the inside. Eating badly means you are likely walking around with low energy. Low energy is bad energy so it’s no wonder you’re feeling bad about yourself.
The best way to turn it around is to start hitting the gym and tracking your calories for a few weeks and seeing where things are going wrong in your diet. Not sure how many calories you should be eating or even where to begin? Check out one of many calorie calculators online. A particularly accurate one is this IIFYM calculator
3. Become Independent
When we look for external factors in our lives to make us happy, we’re doomed to be low in confidence.
The sooner you realize that happiness and confidence is something that can only come from inside yourself, the quicker the road will be to getting your confidence back.
Someone or something can never give you that confidence and is the wrong place to look for your fix.
Instead of always looking for a new partner (if you’re single) or going shopping everytime you feel low, try getting yourself a new hobby or creating something new that you can be proud of.
This could be anything like:
- Taking up a new sport
- Finding a local class
- Finding a local group/hobby
- Learning a new instrument or language
- Taking a course to further your education
- Starting a new business
Starting a new business might sound daunting but with the possibility to start one online, it has never been easier. It doesn’t even have to cost much money. If you learn SEO and social media (furthering your education!), then you can learn how to get traffic into your business for free.
All of the above things are things you can proud of doing yourself and will do wonders for your confidence.
As you can see, getting your confidence back isn’t just down to a single factor. In this post we’ve covered the external, internal and health factors to get your confidence back from the inside out. Enjoy the journey to being the best you.