We all have issues that affect our confidence. Perhaps you have body hang ups, or you dread speaking in public. It’s natural to feel uncomfortable in certain situations, but a lack of confidence can dictate the way you live. If you’re making resolutions, why not try and change the way you think? Rethinking your confidence issues will enable you to focus on solutions, rather than problems. Here are some tips to help you pinpoint problems, and find ways of overcoming them.
At this time of year, most of us experience a dip in body confidence. We tend to overindulge at Christmas and slack off our exercise regime. Rather than concentrating on the numbers on the scales, or feeling miserable when you try your clothes on, think about how you can improve your body confidence.
If you know you want to lose weight and get in shape, get out there and do it. There’s no point in getting down about it if you’re not going to make the changes you know you need to enforce to get back on the right track. It’s not easy to shed those extra pounds, but if you know it will make you feel better, it’s worth the effort.
Put your energy into making yourself feel good rather than beating yourself up about gaining weight in the first place. Find a type of exercise you enjoy, and vary your workouts. Make healthy meals that taste good, rather than cutting out food groups or drastically limiting your food intake.
Try not to get carried away with weighing yourself. It’s better to judge your progress by how your clothes feel and your body looks.
If you interviewed a roomful of people, you’d find that most people had at least one thing they would change about their appearance. Maybe you think your nose is too big or you’re self-conscious when it comes to smiling in public. If you can’t accept your flaws, and they affect you on a daily basis, look into possible solutions.
Do you have a missing tooth, for example? If so, there are treatments out there, such as bridges and dental implants, which can restore your smile, and make you feel confident again. Do you hate your nose? If so, it may be worth investigating cosmetic surgery.
It’s a big step to take, but it could change your life. Book a consultation, and find out everything you can about the procedure, and how it could impact the way you look and feel. With surgery, it’s essential to be sure that you’re taking the plunge for the right reasons. You should never feel pressured to do something for anybody else.
What’re Your Thoughts?
We all have imperfections. The trouble is that we tend to focus on them and we forget all about everything else. If you have confidence issues, try and reassess your mindset, and identify ways you can work on them. It’s about looking for solutions, rather than devoting all your energy to worrying about the issues that are setting you back.
Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.