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LIFESTYLE | 3 Years Ago By Misty Belardo

10 Simple Ways To Feel Good About Yourself

Ways To Build Self Confidence

There are so many health and beauty products available in the stores. We see so many advertisements that promote ways to make us look good and feel great about ourselves. Some people choose products to cover imperfections, while others pay for cosmetic surgery. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that we should not buy the products or take advantage of the services. However, if money is tight, these products and procedures can be very costly. But what about the things we can’t buy in a store? Nothing can get a person down as much as not feeling good about themselves. Self confidence is very important.

I consider myself to be an average person. I am not gorgeous, and I do not have celebrity status. However, that does not hinder me from pursuing my dreams and feeling good about myself. I am blessed that I am surrounded by people who make me feel good about myself, and who help me feel special in my own skin. I have always believed that everyone deserves to feel good about themselves no matter who they are. Here are some simple ways that I hope can help:

1. Do not compare yourself to others - One of the worst things we can do from a confidence standpoint is compare ourselves to others, especially when looking at what they have that we do not have. Think of yourself as someone who is unique with talents and gifts that you can share with your friends and family. Some of the biggest confidence killers are jealousy and envy. Instead of comparing yourself, look deep inside and see what you need to improve. Don’t improve upon these things to please others, but to grow as a person.

2. Wear clothes that make you feel good - When you look good, you have confidence. Wear clothes that makes you feel good. Find the time to study your body type and wear clothes that will complement it. Don’t force yourself to wear tight fitting clothes if you know it will only make you feel uncomfortable. There are so many books, magazines and online articles about finding the best fit for your body type.

3. Sit down and make a list of your assets - Get a pen and paper, sit down, and list your assets. List not only your physical assets, but everything you know about yourself that makes you special and unique. This might include your talents, your achievements and even your goals and dreams. Then analyze which ones you want to improve on or develop and make an effort to do that.

4. Create your own style – In addition to number 2 on this list, it is also important to create your own style. What is so wonderful about the 21st century is that we do not need to conform to trends. We can now wear anything that makes us happy and comfortable, yet still remain stylish. We just need to take the time to figure out what suits us best. I am so lucky that I have a brother who is a stylist. He is always willing to lend me his styling tips, and he loves me enough to tell me when something does not look good on me.

5. Take care of your body and mind – This is a must! Remember to eat your veggies, take your vitamins and exercise (even if for just 15 minutes a day). Also, read a book, visit a museum or do anything that will help stimulate your mind and your senses. Believe me, you will love yourself even more for it.

Feeling Good is Easy

6. Take care of skin – Our skin covers our entire body, so it’s important to take care of that too. Pamper yourself every once in awhile. Get a massage. Make sure that you wash your face. Use a toner and moisturize. Most importantly, drink plenty of water and get at least 8 hours of sleep each night. This simple regimen will help you to keep looking good.

7. Learn how to accept compliments – When someone says you look good, say thank you and just accept the compliment. If you aren’t used to doing this, it can feel awkward at first. However, learning to accept compliments instead of brushing them off will definitely help you feel good about yourself.

8. Respect your body – Even if you don’t feel 100% good about yourself, there are simple things you can do that will really perk you up. For example, get a fun haircut that you can maintain. Brush your teeth and clip your nails. Take a bath. If you are clean and well groomed, even if you are just wearing a plain shirt and jeans, you will still look great.

9. Cheer yourself up – Laughter is still the best medicine. Laugh whenever you can. Cheer yourself up when you feel low. Watch a good movie, or curl up on the couch and read a good book. Take a long walk and enjoy nature and your surroundings.

10. Accept yourself for who you are - The best way to feel great about who we are is to accept ourselves and try to grow and harness the strengths we posses within. Don’t let what other people think or say about you affect or make you feel otherwise. There are a lot of people out there who might insult you or try to bring you down. Just remember, people who sometimes say awful things to discourage you are many times insecure themselves. They may just be on a power trip. Just ignore what they say and move on.

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Author: Misty Belardo

Misty is a Digital Sr. Project Manager at Barefoot Proximity in Cincinnati OH. Her true love is design and self-expression. She believes in encouraging others to bring out their creativity to the surface and in whatever medium they feel comfortable with. A designer at heart that loves hand drawn design. She enjoys sketching, painting and doodling. Creating avatars and hand drawn icons and logos are her favorite. Gifted with a very active imagination and uses that to blog about her interactive experiences. Coffee and music lover. Loves social media, co host of PodJamTV with Marty McPadden. Connect with her on Twitter @mistygirlph and FaceBook : Mistygirlph

18 Comments

lebo (soweto)

January 13th, 2013

As a 25 year old,black south African woman, who does not have much to offer to the world yet…I need say that I really needed to read this. Especially the part that says we should love ourselves for who we are.

I grew up as a very confident person, even my friends would say I’m arrogant…but since I turned 23 all of my confidence went down the drain…

Do not stress…I plan on rebuilding myself…one day at a time…

Thank you for this…thanx a lot

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maitri

January 13th, 2013

hmmm excellent

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Monisha

March 3rd, 2013

thankyou :)

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reena

March 16th, 2013

nice its self motivating

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carina

May 22nd, 2013

Very nice… I learn something after reading it. Thank you.

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Khaled

June 21st, 2013

Laughter is the best medicine

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Whats up are using WordPress for your blog platform?
I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set
up my own. Do you need any html coding knowledge to make
your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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http://Irvinafk.Tumblr.com/

July 11th, 2013

Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the pictures
on this blog loading? I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Muscle Extreme

July 19th, 2013

What’s Taking place i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve
discovered It absolutely helpful and it has helped me out loads.
I hope to contribute & assist other users like its helped me.
Good job.

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mohamed

August 2nd, 2013

thanks

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sushmita

August 9th, 2013

Thanks I learnt from it

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JesusFreak

August 16th, 2013

Thank you so much. I really needed this. I will keep these in mind and tell others how to feel better about themselves. Thank you sooooooooo much!!

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Natalie

August 25th, 2013

Thanks for this!! I too was very confident when younger, but lost the cofidence in my self for a bit!! I am slowly getting it back for sure! Life is too short to look down on yourself and think you’re not good enough! Truth is, you ARE good enough and you have so much to offer!!

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Lizbeth

August 26th, 2013

its going to be hard to not be compering myself with other girls but im going to try not to . thank you so much

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Divad

September 14th, 2013

I agree …. who else can give joy but yourself … trust in the love that you have …the love for oneself is so much more caring , supportive if you have a good head about real expectations …

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Angel

November 8th, 2013

I have been put down for so long that I get scaried and I try do some thing about but i end up messing up.Or i just piss people off.

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amie

November 23rd, 2013

I must say, i was in need of this article.being 28, just had a break up….i was fully broke; every now and then i was making myself to hate me more. I had cried enough and now thought how can i move on…coz its always easy to say things but the its not always easy face situations. How to deal with emotional pain and trauma you are facing?
I will be applying these to my personal life and hopefully will get better….thank you.

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amie

November 23rd, 2013

What about those who had lost the meaning of love

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