Everyone’s different. If we were all the same, the world would be a rather soulless place. That’s why it’s important to embrace yourself and feel more joyous as you live your life. Here are some tips on how you can do so.
Make a fashion statement
It’s 2018, and branding is a major factor that influences your position in society. I say, change this! If we all wore Gucci belts and Yeezy’s then we wouldn’t be unique. If you feel comfortable hiding in a sea of people wearing Chanel and Prada, then, by all means, don’t listen to me. My point is that you can embrace yourself wearing whatever you like, it doesn’t have to be branded. Accessorize and feel yourself in what you are wearing. If you want, go full out and be extravagant. Buy clothes based on what you feel comfortable in and enjoy wearing, not your friends. You can only make a fashion statement if you feel yourself in what you’re wearing.
The healthier you are, the happier you are
Exercise is a key positive impact on your health. Not only on your physical health, but your mental health as well. Exercise can help with anxiety as it releases endorphins. Exercise also ‘fosters your sense of self-worth’. This means that when you exercise you will feel better about yourself and be more self-confident. This will also help you feel confident in other factors of your life. For example, you may feel more confident about your appearance and everyday choices.
Kill 'em with kindness
One positive thought holds more value than a bucket full of negative thoughts. Replace your negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Instead of thinking about your failures, think about how they open more opportunities for success. Living a more positive lifestyle benefits you more than a negative lifestyle. Happy thoughts are healthy thoughts. Negative thoughts are not worth you suffering. Think about how far you’ve come, and how far you’ve yet to go.
Face your fears
So far, I’ve emphasised little things that you can add on to your daily lives to improve your self-confidence. In order to solve the problem, you need to recognise what the problem actually is and why it has been caused. Know what makes you feel unconfident. For example, if you have glossophobia (fear of speaking in public), practice speaking to yourself in the mirror, then, when you are more confident, practice speaking in front of smaller groups of people. This is until you are ready and confident enough to speak to larger audiences. Inspire yourself by memorising a quote that contradicts your fears. Once you are finally confident, contribute to helping others who lack self-worth by inspiring and encouraging them. Finally, remember: the world is your oyster. You can do this!