As teenagers, we often find ourselves having much lower self esteem than we should. We need to love ourselves and be confident in our own skin! That being said, it is much easier said than done. I thought I should write an article on how I’ve learned to not only look confident, but feel confident too.
- First comes first, stop comparing yourself to others. Nowadays, everyone cares so much about their image and how we are viewed by others. Magazines, TV shows, social media, etc. remind us of the “perfect image,” but is there such a thing? Put away your phone for the day, or any other distractions, and focus solely on yourself. Love who YOU are and don’t focus on your flaws.
- Take two pieces of paper and write down characteristics you like about yourself (on the outside and inside) on one sheet and what you don’t like about yourself on the other. Get rid of the negatives by either crumbling up the paper, ripping it, etc. and keep the positive sheet to look at when you need a little reminder of what you love about yourself.
- Take a weekend to focus solely on yourself. Go to sleep early, wake up early, drink some coffee, forget the makeup, put away your phone, get outside, etc. By Sunday night, you’ll be feeling extremely refreshed, and not to forget happy! You won’t understand until you try it for yourself.
- Write your favorite motivational quote on your mirror, set it as your screensaver, etc. so it’s the first thing you see when you wake up. One of my favorites is, “Self confidence is the best outfit, rock it and own it.”’
I hope this helps you boost your confidence to where it should be :)!