We all struggle in areas where we could love ourselves a little more. With summer in full swing, it can be hard not to feel confident at times. Whether you might have put on a few extra pounds or just feeling overwhelmed, we’ve all been there! It’s important to remember perfection is impossible and something beautiful is never perfect. While being happy in your body doesn’t mean it’s perfect but it means you’re embracing your imperfections! With that being said, I thought I would share a few tips to help you feel more confident this summer:
1. Remove negativity:
Submerge your energy with others who uplift and motivate you to be a better person. No one enjoys being around someone who is constantly negative or putting others down. It doesn’t do me any good to hang around people who do not have the positive mindset that I do. Cut out those toxic people. Sometimes toxic people are hard to get away from because of the circumstances. If this is the case for you, I encourage you to stay strong and to be a positive light for them. Inspire them with your words and most importantly through your actions.
2. Look good, feel good:
When you put effort into your outfit, I swear you can feel so powerful and confident. Stop making excuses on why you “can’t” dress nice because with little effort and resources you’d be surprised at what you can come up with. Doing a closet clean out can also help with a fresh start, a little shopping never hurt anybody!
3. Go outside:
Whether you are playing outside with your kids or soaking up vitamin D from the sun. If you don’t get enough vitamin D, it can affect the way you feel and how well you perform. Being outside for only 10 minutes a day is better than not being outside at all. Go outside today and breathe in some fresh air! Go for a hike or to the beach with friends, make a day out of it!
4. Listen to motivational podcasts or playlists:
I love beginning my day with encouraging podcasts or even my favorite playlist before going out. What we listen to affects us!
5. Write in a journal:
Releasing emotion onto paper has many benefits for our mental health. Journaling will allow you to understand your feelings more clearly. No one can judge you because there are no rules when it comes to writing in your personal journal.
You can go back and read what you’ve written and you’ll notice GROWTH every time.