“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval” – Mark Twain.
Confidence is the most beautiful thing one can possess. Being confident is extremely important. If you don’t accept yourself the way you are, you cannot expect others to. Confidence isn’t “ They will like me”, confidence is “I’ll be fine if they don’t”. It is important to be confident. No one is perfect.
I’m not just talking about outward appearances, I’m talking about overall personality. No matter how good your Instagram feed looks, or how many likes you get on Twitter, you will never accept yourself if you’re not confident. I really hope I made my point clear, if not – BEING CONFIDENT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. So, I’m going to share tips on how to be super confident.
Wear what makes you feel comfortable. You can wear pajamas if you want or a princess gown. It is totally up to you. Wear whatever makes you feel most like yourself. Don’t care about ‘how people will react’ ‘what will people say’ ‘will my friends comment on what I’m wearing’. You do you.
• Friend circle
Choose your friends very wisely. Surround yourself with people that are supportive and kind towards you. You do not need negativity around you. Be with people who are optimistic and nonjudgemental. Be with people who bring out the best in you.
Love and appreciate yourself. You are so much stronger than you were yesterday. Each time you are about to say something negative about yourself, say something positive instead. Accept yourself for who you are.
• Be carefree
You weren’t put on this earth to please people. You should know and accept that everyone isn’t going to like you, and it’s not your job to make everyone like you. No matter what you do or how well you treat people, not all are going to like you and you need to be okay with that.
• Unrealistic beauty standards
Social Media and the society, of course, has set unrealistic beauty standards, what I call negativity. All you need to do is Stop Comparing yourself to people on social media, or even in real life. NO ONE IS PERFECT. Everyone is beautiful in their own way, you don’t have to compare yourself to someone for that. Especially when they use 16798 filters and so many lights.
Take proper care of yourself, of your body, inside and out. Maintain hygiene. Meditate so that you be calm. Do a lot of skincare and pamper yourself.
These are some of the ways to boost your confidence. Life is very short, don’t waste your time on insecurities. Don’t thrive for “perfection”. It isn’t real. Plus, it’s unhealthy. Recognize your achievements, your talents. Work on yourself, for yourself, no one else. You are amazing the way you are, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Beauty begins with confidence, it begins the moment you decide to be yourself.