You have it and everyone at Nutracelle has it… Yes! CONFIDENCE is strong in our family.
Let’s work together to become ONE with confidence.
Do you remember the last time you felt confident? If your answer is yes, we’d love for you to share that moment!
If your answer is no, we understand completely.
We were once that person hiding beneath oversized sweaters, standing in the corner of the room, just to ensure you aren’t in the way. We can also relate to those times when every one around you keeps telling you that you look great, but all you see in the mirror is the same old person you’ve always been.
We need to stop picking ourselves apart and start putting ourselves together.
Here are seven little tips to BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE:
Fake it until you become it!
Amy Cuddy said it better than we ever could at one of her well renowned TED Talks, “Don’t fake confidence ‘til you make it, fake it ‘til you become it.”
Her tip? Change your body posture! Stand up straight. When you’re feeling insecure, stand like Wonder Woman or Super Man.
After two minutes, you’ll start to feel more confident.
Regular exercise improves your energy levels and produces various chemicals in your brain like endorphins (associated with improved mood, increased pleasure, and minimize pain).
We know you may dread exercise, but you WON’T dread the euphoric feeling of confidence you receive after you do it.
Our tip? Don’t want to go to the gym? Do some yoga at home or go for a 30-minute walk.
The past does not equal the present.
The only way to really appreciate how far you’ve come is to let go of who you were. Realize that you are not the same person you were a year ago, three months ago, last week, or even an hour ago.
YOU are constantly changing and evolving. Accept that and you’re one step closer to being confident!
Compare yourself to yourself, not to others.
A lot of the time we’re comparing ourselves to other people. At the gym when you’re comparing yourself to the person on the treadmill next to you or the body-builder who is lifting a hundred pounds more than you?
This process causes a lot of unnecessary anxiety and pain.
Focus on YOURSELF. Remind yourself of your victories and how far YOU’VE come.
Who cares if that person on the treadmill next to you is running a two-minute mile when you walked up four flights of stairs the other day without being winded? Who cares if that bodybuilder is lifting a hundred pounds more than you when you can bowl with a 12-pound ball and your arms don’t hurt afterward?
Your accomplishment is JUST as good as theirs.
“I always wanted people to see the best sides that I thought I had, so I never left the house without makeup and my hair done,” said Connie Poss. “But now I can go out without all the make up and still feel good!”
Failure is something that can take a blow to our self-esteem. We know it, firsthand. But it doesn’t have to.
You have to realize that it’s not the end of the world if you fail at something.
Take a look at really successful and confident people! How do they handle failure?
They look at each failure and see the good in it. They view it as a lesson and learn how to improve for next time.
Did you know that to be successful at something one must fail maybe 5, 10, or 20 times?
Try to take failure and improve yourself. Listen to the advice from others and try again. If that doesn’t work out, get back up, dust yourself off, and try again!
We have faith in you.
Positivity is something that you can think, do, and be surrounded by. If you think positively, you’ll soon find yourself taking all disappointments in stride.
You’ll see the glass half-full, rather than half-empty.
Our tip? If something disappoints you, try to recall a positive memory! Let’s say your weight plateaued, try to remember how you felt when you finally fit into that dress you’ve been waiting years to wear! Or let’s say you slipped up over the holidays and over ate, try to remember how you felt when you stayed on track for months at a time.
Your positive memories aren’t for nothing. Use them to bring you confidence!
Listen to feel good music!
Inspiring and motivating music can pump you up and make you feel good.
Do you have a favorite go to song that always puts you in a good mood? PUT IT ON. Blast it. Scream the lyrics at the top of your lungs. Jump around the room. Do a little dance.
You will feel SO much better once the song ends.
And because we love YOU and want you to become confident we’ve thrown together a little Nutracelle Family inspired play list:
- Fight Song – Rachel Platten
- Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake
- Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
- Confident – Demi Lovato
- Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
- Do It Our Way (Play) – Alesha Dixon
- Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
- Dark Horse – Katy Perry
- Downtown – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
We know that channeling your inner confidence will be difficult at first, but start small with one or two tips on this list.
And sooner rather than later, you won’t have to fake your confidence anymore.
You will be confident.
Do YOU have any feel good songs you’d like us to add to our playlist? Comment below and let us know!