Welcome back!Okay so in this blog post i wanted to talk about something that i find pretty important and would like to think many others did too. Basically, i wanted this blog post to be a way for me to (hopefully) help those in need of a Confidence boost or even people that feel as though they haven't quite figured out who they are or want to be as an individual.
There is no particular order in which these points can be attempted as everyone handles situations differently and at their own Pace, which is also completely fine as there really is no rush to exploring who you are.
It is essential to keep in mind that although we are all equal as human beings, we each have a different personality and lifestyle. By this i mean we all see things differently. We all have different tastes in music, fashion and career paths and that is perfectly O.K.A.Y. Actually that is more than okay, that is amazing. Can you even imagine how dull life would be if we all looked the same or walked in the same direction???
If you have something that you feel or fear is different or 'unusual' to someone else then flaunt it. Don't try to deny your differences with the world, show off your creativity, whatever that may be because i promise you, as long as you do it in a way that doesn't offend others, you will feel so much happier within yourself, because you will have finally released your inner being. You won't be hiding anymore.
Looking back at my 21 years of life so far i would say my confidence has grown incredibly but there has of course also been times where it has been knocked back. The people you meet will have a huge impact on your personality. I can happily say friends along the way have completely helped to boost my confidence. Some because of their own confidence and passions and others due to lowering my confidence so much i had to take a step back and find my own way back to being comfortable. This i am also grateful for, because it has taught me to be less afraid of judgement whilst focusing on myself and being my own friend.
A tip to growing your confidence can be simple tasks such as looking into the mirror each day. For example, if you’re not comfortable with the way you are on the outside, attempt at looking at yourself for as little or long as 5 seconds and smile. You will notice in time this will encourage you to maybe look a little longer in the mirror as time progresses or, even to be happy with what you’re seeing
Finding yourself can seem like a long journey for some, but can be an instant lifestyle achievement for others. If you’re someone who procrastinates indoors all week; go for a walk, meet up with friends or even attend a sports club or music concert.
I myself am a lover of getting my sleep and hiding away at home playing games or watching tv shows but doing the same thing everyday can in itself be exhausting.
I’m currently working almost all of the time to save up to be able to go travelling around Europe with my boyfriend. Although this has been one of the longest years of my life, it has also been very fulfiling because at work i have been able to meet new people who i can now call very good friends of mine. Serving customers almost everyday has also enabled me to see various types of people from sweet to sour. (Sometimes very sour)!!!! But regardless it will have been very rewarding come February, when i leave to go and live with my boyfriend up in Cornwall where we can get last minute things sorted to set off on our big adventures!!!!!!! 🚐
Nobody is perfect
Meeting new people can at times feel like a challenge but that is only because we sometimes fear rejection. Try not to allow this fear to occurr. As difficult as it may be, try to remember that the person you’re about to meet may even be feeling the exact same way! Meeting somebody new is like a fresh start. You’re first chance at showing somebody else all of your qualities and potential. You may have even just met your future best friend or partner.
Keep in mind that not everyone you meet will be of your satisfactory. In other words, you will meet people who you will either click with or clash. Which is okay because remember, everyone is different. There will probably be people that aren’t particularly a fan of you but you don’t need to prove yourself worthy to anyone. If someone wants to be a part of your life then they will simply because they want you to be a part of theirs. Try to shrug off any negative people. Nobody is worth the hassle of bringing you down. We’re all living at different paces so just because you might be at a certain stage in your life, doesn’t mean everyone else is living at the same pace. Some people mature quicker than others. But don’t see this as a bad thing because there is no rule to how you should act as an adult, just as long as you respect yourself and others around you. If people don’t respect you for being you then that’s not your fault, it’s theirs.
Thankyou so much for reading and viewing my blog. I’m so happy at how many people have been reading it so far! I want to set days where a post will be set to go up each week but nothing has been decided for definite as of yet so just expect a random ‘i’m back’ message.
Be back soon,
- Karleigh x