A bad day at work, a fight with your significant other, or scrolling through friends’ seemingly perfect lives on Social Media can really take a toll on your confidence can’t it? Often it seems like one thing goes wrong, and then another, and suddenly you don’t feel so great about yourself or your life.
We get it, and you’re certainly not alone. We recently took a poll on Instagram asking our community if they’re hard on themselves — and almost 100% of you said yes!
And while it’s not a bad thing to hold yourself to a high standard, sometimes you need to cut yourself some slack too, and recognize that you don’t need to be/look/act perfect all the time (or really, ever!).
For those days when it seems like nothing you do is right and you’re seriously doubting yourself, here are 3 easy ways to boost your confidence quickly:
No. 1: Remind yourself of what you’re great at.
Maybe you make delicious chocolate chip cookies, or animals really love you, or you’re a good public speaker. Maybe you have a way with words or can fold a fitted sheet (that one is pretty impressive!).
Whether you list things you’re awesome at off in your head or put them into action (whipping up a batch of those cookies for example), remind yourself that while you might not be perfect at everything, you do so much that’s extraordinary.
No. 2: Remind yourself of what you’ve achieved
Certainly, you’ve accomplished something amazing in your life. Maybe you traveled Europe solo, ran a marathon, or gave birth (not always easy!). When you start doubting yourself or life, it’s worth spending a few moments to go down memory lane and congratulate yourself on all that you’ve done. Give yourself a pat on the back for who you are and all of the amazing things you’ve achieved.
No. 3: Remind yourself tomorrow’s a new day
The older we get the easier it is to recognize our moods and try not to take them so seriously. If you’re feeling down about yourself or life, go easy and remember this isn’t the rest of your life. The tide will turn and things will get better. Like Grandma said, “This too shall pass.”
Whether you’re feeling over the moon about yourself and life or not so much, give yourself some praise this weekend for who you are and all you’re doing. Remember how much you’ve achieved and how capable you are. (Because you are!)
We know you’re amazing, but sometimes the day-to-day grind can make it easy to forget. So we hope these confidence boosters will remind you of just how incredible you are!
Emily and the EveryDay Happy Team
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“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” — Thomas Edison
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