Thursday, 28 January 2016

Self confidence tips ❤️

Well hello to you my reader chums! Since a young age I wasn't the most confident girl, shy in every situation possible where I'd prefer to hide away than speak up. Being confident was something I'd always wanted for myself, to be about to feel free without the constant worry of what if. This could mean anything from talking to new people or even asking for help when I used to be at school. There was always that inner voice telling me 'you can't do it' or 'you'll look silly' and I guess that's where my anxiety spiralled from. However despite this, over the past year or so my confidence has grown immensely and I couldn't of been prouder of who I've become. Sure I'm still not the most confident girl, yet I done things I never thought I would. I therefore wanted to share with you, some of the tips and tricks which have given me that extra boost forward in the right direction.

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  1. Surround yourself with positive people - This is something easier said than done. Throughout life you're bound to be surrounded by negative people but amongst those are the many that'll boost you up in the right way rather than put you down. These are the ones you should hold onto and build friendships with as this positivity will help your self confidence grow. Through the past few years, from finishing school, I've made a solid circle of friends who I trust and help build my confidence. By distancing myself from the negative influences I had previously, gave me the opportunity to work on myself and thrive in an environment with bubbly, positive people. My tip therefore is if there's someone in your life who doesn't help spur you on, encourage or support you then you don't need them.
  2. Compliment yourself - Probably one of the most important factors in your journey to self love is complimenting yourself. This in itself is quite a tricky thing especially if you're very low on self esteem, however through small steps you can get there. The best way to begin is when you look in the mirror, point out what you do like about yourself and focus on that. The same goes for your day when you feel you've lacked confidence in a certain event- think about what went right and what you did do rather than what you shied away from. By doing this you'll get away from the negativity about yourself, accept your flaws and begin to love you for who you are, which in the long run will aid towards changing your views into a more confident light.
  3. Just say yes - Self confidence comes from you and therefore saying yes to new opportunities will guide you in the right directions for your newly found confidence. This can be anything out of your comfort zone, for instance taking a phone call at work, offering to do a presentation, putting your hand up in a lesson or speaking to a stranger, whatever it is, try and do it. When you've achieved something you never thought you could do or had little confidence in doing beforehand, you'll then be able to hopefully go on following through with tasks, building that confidence within you.
  4. Try something new - Whether its working a different make up style, outfit, hairstyle or even heading out with a different group of friends, all of these can help build self confidence. By testing out various looks you can let you inner creativeness loose and learn to be comfortable in other styles rather than your usual go to ootd. Meeting up with other groups of people is great for building social skills, making conversations with people you don't know too well - this in itself will bring natural confidence as you won't have your usual 'safety blanket' to back you up; a more hands on confidence push.
  5. Go shopping - There's no better way to feel good about yourself and building up your self confidence than buying an outfit you feel amazing in. Grab your best pals and head out shopping! Not only will your they help you decide what looks best but you can all have a fun filled time together - one of my favourite activities. You can learn this way what styles you really feel comfortable in and can work when you're feeling insecure about your appearance - for instance, just whack on the little black dress number on a night out and you're good to go.
I hope you enjoyed these tips on self confidence. What helps you feel more self confident?

Thank you for reading <3

16 comments:

  1. This is such a brilliant post Della! Everyone needs to read it!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Charlotte, that means the world! Xx

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  2. These are some really great tips! Self confidence is so important and I 100% agree with that it comes from you not anyone else x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! So glad you agree :) xx

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  3. Lovely post, honey. Totally agree that saying yes to things is a must! In 2016 I'm going to try and stop being such a scary cat, what's the worst that can happen?! My first task is to tackle public speaking, eek! Good luck with all your goals!

    Jess, hi freckles x

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    1. Thank you!! Best of luck with the public speaking, I'm sure you can do it :) xx

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  4. This is amazing, I suffer with social and separation anxiety so self confidence is a daily struggle. I love your tips though, really inspirational! I followed you on Google friend connect, lovely!!x

    AimeeSueXO
    Bloglovin

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    1. I completely understand where you're coming from lovely! Thank you so much, I'm really happy you found them helpful X

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  5. Great tips, I had a period in my life when I went shy around my teenage years to about 20 and then one day I just thought, screw it, if people don't like me then stuff them!

    Meme x

    http://www.thedayinthelifeof.co.uk/

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  6. This is such a lovely post :} The image is so inspiring and really made me think.

    I've always had self confidence issues - I still do, but as I've got older, I have started to care less and less. I try and take time to look after myself a little better now and I won't lie - if I feel okay about how I look, I'll take about a million selfies. Selfies make me feel better and on bad days, I can look back to other days and think 'Aw my outfit was nice that day' or 'Aw, I don't always look as bad as what I think I do.' I also make sure that I dress comfortably - if you don't feel comfy or confident in what you're wearing, you won't come across that way and the cycle gets even worse. And yeah, definitely cut out the negative people / toxic friends who make you doubt yourself; but it can be really hard, especially when, at the time, you don't realise how toxic someone is! Hindsight it most definitely a bitch haha

    N xxx

    Lovelaughslipstick x

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm really happy this most helped you!! Love your tips! This comment really made my day :)

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  7. <3 Love this post, I struggle with self-confidence and social anxiety - defo surround with positive people!

    Thank you for your tips, absolutely love posts like this!

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    1. Thank you so much!! Really happy to hear this post helped you! Here if you ever need to talk X

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  8. Love this post! I agree with everything you said and I'm glad someone wrote something like this. More people need to read this.

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com/

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