How to Feel More Confident

We are well into the New Year now and I’m wondering how your New Years resolutions are gong if you set them? New year, new goals, new me… Yes I do this every year and one goal I think a lot of us have is to be more confident. If you are one of those people that is naturally very confident then that is amazing but some of out there do struggle and it was something I struggled with a lot as a teenager so today I want to talk you through my top tips and some steps to take to create a new confident you for 2016.
 
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First of all stop thinking about that girl you saw on Facebook, or that amazing model in the magazine I can assure you they probably have their down days too and often compare themselves, you are not alone and it’s time to start focusing on yourself and how you can be the best you can be.
 
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Try and be positive, if you are feeling happier in yourself then this will translate and people will see a happier, more confident you. If you are having a day where you are not feeling too great or everything around you seems to be going wrong, think of a moment that has made you happy that week to keep you going or think about something you are looking forward to, it could be as little as a Saturday night in watching The Voice with family and friends or it could be a fab holiday you have planned.
 
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Sometimes you just have to fake it, let me tell you now I am not the most confident person out there but the feedback I always get when I ask people what their first impressions of me were is that I was a confident happy person, happy I am but confident is not something I’ve always been. I’ve learnt to show that I am outgoing and confident by just standing up tall and really making my presence known. Tip: Stand up straight, don’t hunch your shoulders because this will make you appear shy. By doing this you will be making yourself more approachable and more people will talk to you.
 
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Something about the way you look that you are not happy with? Change it, sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest impact on the way you are and the way you feel. It could be something as small as buying some new makeup to try, having a new hair cut or even undergoing a treatment you’ve always wanted like permanent makeup to really make you feel amazing and gorgeous. Something I plan on changing this year is my teeth, I wore braces as a child but stupidly didn’t wear my retainers afterwards which caused my teeth to move and now I’m back to square one so after years of feeling unconfident about my smile I’m going to have them straightened again so I can smile with confidence.
 
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Finally just start saying ‘Yes’, when you are an unconfident person it’s very easy to shy away from people, events and anything you feel may take you out of your comfort zone. It’s time to step out of the comfort zone and to start trying new things and experiences, trust me once you’ve said yes to that one event you really wanted to go to but were too scared to in the past you will feel exhilarated and so happy…. you’ll probably want to go again which is great and you will have more confidence and learn new people skills.
 
So that’s it, my top tips and tricks on how to be a more confident, happy person. I hope these helped and if you are struggling with confidence at the moment please don’t worry because you are not alone and hopefully these small steps will help you make some changes that will really help your confidence.Do you struggle with confidence? If you are a naturally confident person do you have any tips to share?

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  • Saying YES is such an important thing, its on of my new years resolutions because sometimes its better to take the risk!

    Parie x
    classandglitter.com

  • I really need to implement some of these tips into my own life as I am lacking in confidence since having my children xx

  • I love this post! Confidence is always an issue with me but these tips are so helpful!

    Lizzie | Beaute.com

  • Hope it helped!

  • This is a wonderful post Liza. I have always struggled with confidence, especially after having my daughter. I'm trying to rebuild it, and these tips are very helpful! Especially number one. We all get so caught up with comparing ourselves to others, I think social media can sometimes play a big part in that but I'm really trying to just focus on myself, and my family! xo