Monday, 2 December 2019

Ways To Build Confidence

When it comes to being confident, there isn't really a right or wrong way to get there. For most people it is a long journey, where things become easier and harder as they go along. Sometimes it can be a case of faking it until you make it, it all depends on you.

One of the things to remember is that it is an individual journey. What someone else tells you has worked for them may not work for you. So take things slow, work out what feels good for you and then go from there.

Seeking Inspiration

Social media is a great way of seeking out new inspiration. Mainstream media tends to bombard us with lots of people who look really similar, which can be disheartening when it comes to yourself. I made a conscious decision a few years ago to follow lots of different bodies. This gives me a constant reminder that all types of people exist and that just because I don't look like people on TV or in magazines, doesn't mean that my body is wrong.

Get Educated

There are different ways to get educated. I chose to look up lots about body positivity, fat politics etc. when I wanted to learn more. This has given me strength to stand up to people who may not have the same opinions as me. You might choose to sign up to somewhere like Tavistock Tutors to learn a new skill or refresh your memory in a qualification, Whatever you choose, learning more about a subject can be a great way to build your mental strength and confidence.

Getting Through Each Day

There are lots of little ways that you can help yourself feel more confident throughout the day. I find that being organised and knowing what I am up to during the day helps as it means that I feel less frazzled and anxious. If I am going anywhere on my own I always wear headphones and blast out some of my favourite tunes and I always make sure I wear comfortable shoes.

To be honest there is no ABC guide that I can write to help you become more confident. Just remind yourself that you are worthy and that your worth is not based on how you look. Wear clothes that you like and are comfortable, not what you feel other people should see you in. Follow a range of social media accounts and read lots about subjects that interest you. It can be a hard journey but it’s definitely worth it!

What confidence building tips would you like to share?

Debz 

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