Comfortable and Confident
This weekend I took a step out of my comfort zone and I shot for Jack Wills’ gym clothes for women collection. This clothing brand has had a huge part to play in what I wore and felt comfortable in whilst growing up. From about 12 years old it was the first clothing brand I knew of as what some people call “fashion”, so being able to share with you their new clothing line whilst talking about my progression with self-confidence, has been something I’ve been excited to share with you for a while now. Being confident has been a huge part of me, especially whilst starting this blog over this last year. It continues to be a huge part of my development as a person. So, I want to share with you some of my tips and tricks I have learnt this year in becoming confident in my own skin. After all, who doesn’t want to feel a little better about themselves? I sure do! I do want to say that people will secure self confidence in different ways. Find out what makes YOU confident, and then everything that follows is down to you and making yourself feel happy. So, without further ado let’s get started! Comfy? Read on 🙂
1. Stand tall: I have horrible posture, so this is a bit hypocritical for me to give this advice however, I’m taking a leaf out of my own book. Your posture can change instantly how you are perceived, so make sure you’re not slouched like an ape when you meet someone. I promise it’ll change the way you feel. It does for me when I remember!
2. Take Risks: Say yes to that night out, the work event or maybe a spontaneous holiday. Who’s to say you don’t meet the person of your dreams, meet someone who can help you with your passions or take you to a place you’ve never been to. Ooo exciting. But this isn’t going to happen if you keep saying no! It can if you let it, so just say yes.
3. Positive Visualisation: Have goals and achievements pictured in front of you. Imagine yourself where you want to be in life and however big or small your goal is, tell yourself that you can get there.
4. Dress well: Feel comfortable in what you want to wear. No one told you that you had to wear the same thing as everyone else just to fit in so why do we create this ideology that we are almost restrictive in our fashion sense these days. Wear what makes you feel comfortable. For me, I‘d rather be in a pair of joggers and a hoody. Why should I have to wear heels on a night out? I mean let’s face it they’ll only end up ruined, covered in mud (somehow) and off your feet in the local kebab shop at the end of the night.
5. Exercise: To be honest, I write this as if I exercise all the time. I really don’t. Awkward. But when I do head to the gym, I always come out feeling restored and feeling much better about myself. Release those endorphins! Yehhhhh.
6. Positive people: Surround yourself with positive people. We all have bad days, so occasionally you can’t help feeling a little down. But, we can help who we chose to be around. Be around people who motivate you and push you further. There’s nothing better than my friends and family telling me I’m going to make it one day. What a confidence boost that is! Thanks guys it means a lot.
And most importantly…
7. Be you: Don’t compare yourself to others, social media plays a huge part in our millennials failures because we are constantly comparing ourselves to others. Do what makes you happy and just be yourself. We don’t see Gordon Ramsay entering worlds strongest man do we? Not only because he probably doesn’t have the genetics nor the elbow grease and a can-do attitude… But because he cooks a ******* insanely scrumptious dish… Because that’s what he’s good at!!! Be yourself, learn to feel confident in your own skin by doing what you love.
You can find everything I am wearing by clicking here. Go from working out to winding down in Jack Wills new season Sporting Goods range. This collection combines technical gym kit and contemporary casual wear that’ll have you winning at all times. Certainly, my kind of attire! I hope you like! Please comment your own ways below about how you conquer self confidence. I’d LOVE to know. x
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