This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo.
If you were to ask most women what got them down the most, pretty much everyone would refer to their confidence levels. It’s understandable that we’re going to struggle with our happiness levels at different points in our lives, but there will always come a time when enough is enough and you have to take control of how you feel.
Whether it happens after you had children, or you’ve always had some kind of insecurity, you shouldn’t have to live with low confidence levels. Instead, you deserve to be happy. It’s likely that you even spend your life focusing on everybody else, but now it’s time to work on you and take control of those confidence levels for good.
Tips For Taking Control Of Your Confidence
Have Some Me Time
Up first, we need to talk about relaxation. You may not realize it, but your confidence levels and stress sure seem to go hand in hand. When you’re always busy and exhausted, it really will affect how you feel – and not just about yourself, but your approach to life too.
So, in the name of your confidence levels, you need to take a step back. Because when you prioritize me time, you’re letting your body recharge and your mind relax. This will help to ease any anxiety you have, which could be bringing your confidence levels down.
Upgrade Your Wardrobe
It sounds like such a cliche, but it’s true – what you wear really does impact how you feel. If you’re wearing comfy clothes, you’ll feel more relaxed.
Whereas if you put on a power suit, you will feel more in control. So, it’s time to start wearing your confidence. And this means dressing for your shape, picking up pieces that you love and enjoy wearing, and generally being much more aware of how your wardrobe makes you feel. It’s a small change to make, but it can be really effective too.
Focus On Your Health
Now you need to think about your health. Because when you’re feeling lethargic and low, you need to perk yourself up. Eating well and trying to do some kind of exercise is the simplest and most effective way to do this.
Because your body will get an instant boost, and in turn, so will your confidence levels.
Take The Plunge
If there’s always been that one thing you have in mind that you would like to change, now’s the time to do it.
By taking the plunge and making the change, you will always feel much better about yourself.
Let Go Of Your Anxieties
Above all else, you need to learn to let go of your worries. When you’re worked up and worrying all of the time, your anxieties will hold you back.
But when you change your approach and attitude to stress, you will find that your confidence grows, and you’ll be much happier in life overall too.
Next: Learn about skinny shaming and why thin women have a hard time too.
Rachel is an Austin blogger, educator, mom, wife, young breast cancer survivor writing about health, saving money, and living a happy life in Austin, Texas.
Rachel has written for HuffPost and Hometalk and has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, and CBS Austin.