There are few things worse than feeling down about how you look, but this is the situation many people find themselves in each day. We are critical of ourselves and compare our bodies to other people’s, but it doesn’t mean that it’s healthy or positive. If anything, it’s something that should be stopped! I think Instagram has a lot to play in this, but recently I’ve noticed bloggers posting more ‘real’ images.
Here are some of the things you can do to improve how you look and how you feel about yourself. That will help you to feel more confident and live your life differently and more positively.
Take Steps to Correct Your Posture
Posture is a major problem for many people. As a child it’s something you hear your teachers or granny say, “sit up!”. It’s not always obvious that this is the issue, but when you carry yourself incorrectly, it makes you look less confident, and over time, that can make you feel less confident too. I am always reminded when I see an older person slouched over. I don’t want to be like that! My favourite Yogi, Adrienne has a great video on posture that is great to try!
Tackle Problem Facial Hair
For many women, the problem of unwanted facial hair is one that really get them down. There is a stigma surrounding it that many people simply can’t break free from. If that sounds familiar to you, it might be time to tackle this problem and get rid of it once and for all. You can get products like Nair and Vaniqa Cream for female facial hair, which do the job well. It’s much easier than trying to pluck hairs alone in the bathroom, so try these new solutions instead.
Getting active has a couple of different benefits. On the one hand, when you’re more active, you’re more likely to lose an excess weight that you might be carrying. This is good for how you look, and can help you feel more confident, it’s also good for your health in the long-term too. The other reason why getting active can improve your confidence is that it changes your mindset. I’d suggest getting a Fitbit to motivate you, works for me!
Try a New Hairstyle
Changing your hairstyle changes everything about how you look. It makes you look and feel like a different person if the change is big. If you’re starting to feel down about your appearance and confidence is slowly seeping away, it could be ideal for you to make this kind of change. It might be exactly what you’re crying out for right now.
Focus on the Things You Like About Yourself
Most of us focus on the negative things too much and don’t pay so much attention to the positive things. This is a common mistake, and it’s hard to break away from it. But you should definitely start to make a conscious effort regarding how much you focus on the good things. Look at the things you love about your appearance, and dress yourself in a way that accentuates these things. It could make a massive difference.
Accentuate Your Eyes or Lips
There is a great rule that many women live by which says that when you’re doing your makeup, you should either focus on your eyes or your lips. This is something that you should try to embrace too. It makes your appearance stand out more, and you will feel a lot more confident when you look in the mirror. It sounds like a small thing, but you should try it out for yourself and see if it works!
Try out as many of these ideas as you can for yourself. See where they take you and what difference they could make to your day to day life.