We live in a world where reel and real life can be contrasting. Picture perfect airbrush make-up, bouncy curls, toned bodies, washboard abs, and what not. Social media is filled with deceptions and finding your true identity amidst all this can be slightly overwhelming.
Don’t get swayed by the filters of social media, we’re all flawed in one way or the other. The faster you accept your flaws and be happy in your own skin, the more content you’ll be.
How to be Confident?
Love yourself the way you are, follow body positivity, and be confident in your own skin in these 5 ways.
1.Accept your flaws
Acceptance is the first step to anything. When you accept that your body isn’t perfect and there’s always scope for betterment and improvement, you start working towards it. Whether it’s your overall fitness, skin issues, or weight, accepting your flaws will help you find a path to channel your negative thoughts and you’ll be more energised for a positive transformation.
2. Stop seeking validation
The one thing that we all crave for is validation from others. Find self worth and motivation within yourself instead of searching it in external factors. It might be difficult in the beginning, but slowly you’ll see a positive change in your outlook and you’ll be confident in your own skin.
3. Work on your weaknesses
We’re all made up of strengths and weaknesses. Instead of hiding those weaknesses, if you work on them, it will lead to ultimate happiness. For some anger can be a weakness, while for others patience. Whatever is it that you’re struggling with, there’s always a chance to work upon it and conquer it with practice and dedication.
4. Spend time with people who lift you up
Having a core circle of people who you know will always support you and give genuine feedback is crucial. Spend time with friends whom you know will help you and give lovable yet true opinions. Ask your parents, siblings, or a close cousin to help you in matters that are bothering you and you’ll feel more confident and happy in your skin.
5. Let go of ‘What will they think’
Half the ideas, creativity, and freedom in our society is curbed by ‘log kya kahenge’. Don’t fall in that trap. You know ‘ kuch toh log kahenge, logon ka kaam hai kehna’. Let people make assumptions and options, what matters most is how you perceive yourself.
You’re wasting your energy and time in thinking about people, why not use it to challenge yourself and become a better version of yourself!
Practice these small gestures to be confident in your own skin –
Practice small gestures that’ll help you regain that lost confidence and be happy the way you are.
- Give yourself a compliment every morning.
- Work towards cultivating a positive mindset.
- Have a wellness routine.
- Build your self-worth and self confidence step by step.
- Spend time with yourself to assess your strengths and weaknesses.
- Practice gratitude.
- Be open to constructive criticism.
Hope these tips help you make a happy shield around yourself. Cut away those negative thoughts, be confident in the way you are, and always remember ‘Fake it, till you make it’…
Loads of love and luck.