30 Days of Inspiration

14 April – Day Fourteen 30 Days of Inspiration

3 Ways to Instantly Boost Your Confidence P.S. You Can Do This!!!

So, you wake up and you just aren’t feeling yourself.  Or, perhaps you are in a little confidence slump lasting a few more days than you’d like. Read on for my suggestions to put some pep back in your step.

1. Get out your lingerie and put it on!  Yes, I mean that teddy, bustier, or lacy bodysuit.  Take it out of the drawer.  Lightly spritz it with your favorite perfume and put it on.  Here’s the thing.  You don’t have to have an audience to wear lingerie.  You don’t need a significant other to wear sexy lingerie.  You can and should wear it for you!💋👠  Wearing a little lace and satin (cotton crotch of course) underneath your clothing can be such a confidence boost.  All day, as you sashay around, be it work, the grocery store, or just lounging around the house you’ll know just how pretty it is underneath it all. 😉

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2. This is tried and true but it’s worth mentioning again.  Play up the features you love.  Draw the attention away from the features you consider or perceive is a flaw.  For example, my abs section is wider than I’d like it to be.  However, I think my rack is to die for😘.  Soooo, what do I do?  I wear blouses, tops, and dresses that accentuate the bust and it  works every time.  I try not to focus on what I don’t like or what I wish I had.  Instead, I just work with my body shape and what I’ve got.  On the other hand, you may want to play up certain features in your face.  Work with your makeup to play up your assets.  If you have beautiful lips…get out that beautiful lip liner and lipstick💄 (hello NYX Urban Cafe and NARS Rikugien)!  You have eyes that are mesmerizing, get out the eyeshadow palette, mascara, liner and lashes and get to work.  Remember you want to play up your features to look like you, not someone else.  Be the best version of you!

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3. Finally, find a quiet space to just sit for a minute and calm yourself. 🧘🏾‍♀️🧘🏼‍♀️🧘‍♀️  Acknowledge your thoughts and feelings.   Then, give yourself a pep talk.  Look in the mirror and repeat some affirmations to remind yourself that you can make it through today.  You are beautiful.  You are important.  You are loving and worthy of love.  You are working toward your goal.  Everyday is a step closer to that goal.  Mistakes are ok as long as you learn from them.  Tomorrow is another day.  There are many affirmations out there.  Do some research and write a few affirmations that resonate with you on a card.  Recite them often, put it where you can see it and when you need that extra reassurance it will be right there. 

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“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Remember, if you find yourself in a prolonged sadness or a slump that won’t go away please reach out to a trusted friend or a professional counselor for help.  Take care of you. 

Until tomorrow…💋💋💋