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We all go through periods of doubt, denial and personal anger. Some of the worst thighs in life will shake your confidence and belief in yourself and others. Thoughts and feelings like these are common, yet left unaddressed, can lead to anxiety and depression. Therefore, it is essential to recognize the great things about yourself and look after numbers with methods to boost your confidence.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments
In both the USA and the UK, surveys conclude that over half of people are self-conscious about their smiles. While specific dental treatments such as crowns are expensive, some are reasonably priced and therefore affordable. Teeth whiteners are readily available in stores, online or from your dentist. In addition, you may benefit from alignment treatments such as braces. If you are self-conscious about adult braces, you could use clear aligners. Unlike braces, these aren’t noticeable and do the job just as well.
Dress to Your Body Type
Fashion is constantly changing, and it can be challenging to keep up. Just when you find a style you like, it’s last year’s news. On top of that, dressing appropriately is a little perplexing. All body types are different, and what suits one person might not suit you, no matter how much you want it to. You can therefore become very self-aware when your clothing doesn’t fit right because of the multiple body types:
- Rectangle: waist, hips and bust of equal measurement.
- Inverted triangle: broad shoulders with a narrowing bust and waist.
- Hourglass: equal hips and bust with a narrow waist.
- Pear: larger hips compared to bust.
- Apple: larger bust compared to the hips.
Body type is generally genetic, although certain exercises can tone specific areas. However, your body type will typically remain the same without using devices like a girdle or bustier. Once you understand which category your body is in, you can dress appropriately for maximum impact.
Begin an Exercise Routine
Probably the most self-conscious thing most women worry about is their weight and body image. The best and easiest way to lose weight is to exercise accompanied by a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables. The health benefits of regular exercise are well documented and widely known. Yet, there are enormous benefits to mental health via physical activity. The brain’s natural pleasure chemical, serotonin, is released through physical exercise. Serotonin counteracts the harmful effects of cortisol, an excess of which leads to anxiety and repression.
Be Proud of Your Accomplishments
Life is hard, and you should be proud of just making your own way. But as you make your own way through life, there will be times where you should be proud of yourself. Being proud of yourself isn’t a vain concept if you have done something worthwhile through hard work and dedication. For example, there’s nothing like a confidence boost at work when you do something noticed by your boss. Or you may be the kind of person who dedicates their spare time to helping others. Understanding your accomplishments is an excellent step to increased confidence.
Take Time for Yourself
Further to working hard and recognising your achievements, it is also important to relax and take a little “Me Time”. Doing something you love is highly recommended for relieving stress. Too much stress at home or at work will eventually lead to burnout. If you burn out, your confidence will plummet and work performance is guaranteed to drop. You can keep up your belief in yourself and your work by constructively using your spare time. Visit a spa, indulge your passion or simply relax around the home and do nothing. Then you will be ready to take anything life will throw at you once more.