Being Confident In A Generation Of Judgment

Being Confident In A Generation Of Judgment

The Long Road To Self Confidence

Confidence is harder than it looks and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. If I had a dollar for every time someone told me to "just have confidence in yourself," I'd be rich. One thing no one really ever tells you is, how? How do you obtain self-confidence in a generation where everyone is judging you? Here's some advice that will hopefully help you get through those moments of fear when presenting an idea or trying something new.

Being a college student I'm always comparing myself to others. Here's some advice that could take you a long way. Do not, and I mean DO NOT compare yourself to others. As much as you don't want to admit it, there is always someone that is going to be better at something than you. Everyone is on their own path, so confidence must come from creating your own motives without making it into a competition.

One thing that took me a long time to realize is that it's okay to be wrong. It's also perfectly okay to fail. Confidence stems from being able to accept your failures and grow from them. I've learned that the more you fail, the more empowered and motivated you become.

This may sound extremely corny...let me rephrase that, this will sound extremely corny, but it is important to find your value. Find it by doing something you love, and applying that to something that you may be self-conscious about.

In my case, I am extremely self-conscious about public speaking. I'm that girl who will try absolutely anything and everything to get out of a presentation. The lack of confidence always comes from the thought that people might be judging me. I've learned throughout my time at college so far to completely block out the negativity. Overcome self-doubt by not letting others determine how you view yourself as a person.

The last piece of advice I could give would be to step out of your comfort zone. Try new things and allow those experiences to shape you. I've learned that someone isn't going to be standing by our side to push us out of our comfort zones. It is something that has to be done by you and only you.

Self-confidence is hard. Trust me, I still struggle with it every day, but you just have to live and learn through it.

Feeling good about yourself is so easy to put in the hands of others. Focus on you.

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Yoga in the Bahamas

A breakdown of my first yoga experience in Bimini, Bahamas.

Let’s just be real about one thing: I don't do yoga.

I've only done yoga once in my life and in the midst of doing so had a full on, gut wrenching laugh attack in the middle of the class because I couldn't do any of the poses. Being fully in touch with nature and my inner self is a beautiful sentiment, but I've always thought that it’s just not for me. With that being said, I decided to observe a yoga retreat at Resorts World Bimini to really determine if I could ever become a full-on yoga enthusiast.

I mean, what better way to find out if I like yoga than to observe a beach side yoga retreat in the beautiful, serene and picturesque Resorts World Bimini?

My yoga experience started, no surprise, on a Saturday morning at 6 when I woke up before the sun to do a boat ride meditation. In retrospect, however, this was hands down one of the greatest experiences I’ve had at Resorts World Bimini. Together with the other retreat participants, I watched the sun rise. We were encouraged to notice the nature around us and it was pretty incredible. As we watched the sun rise, we read beautifully vivid passages from sacred texts while soft music played in the background.

After the boat ride, I got to spend a relaxing day exploring the resort as I have many times before. I can't lie though, the meditation we did in the morning really set the tone for the day and made it all the more relaxed. I spent part of my day at Luna Beach and found myself staring out into the ocean and feeling just a bit more connected to it - a truly harmonious moment I didn't think I'd ever authentically experience on a yoga retreat.

Next up was an afternoon yoga session by the pool. I watched as the participants did some impressive poses, breathing and stretching, but this time I stayed behind the camera where I belong.

While the afternoon yoga session was definitely not my thing, the sunset meditation hours later was magnificent. Overlooking the gorgeous Luna Beach at the Resort, we sat in a close circle and watched as the sun set. You could really feel the serenity and love in the circle of people meditating. It was the perfect way to end a full day on the beach.

I'm not going to say that one day of yoga has turned me into a devoted yogi, but I will say that after meditating with this group of people on the beautiful island of Bimini, I can see how powerful and transformative yoga can really be.

If you love yoga, or you're like me and want to observe and see if it's for you, Luna Beach at Resorts World Bimini is having monthly yoga retreats, like this one, where you can meditate and relax on probably one of the most relaxing islands in the Bahamas.

For more information about yoga retreats and all the other events Luna Beach will be offering in the upcoming months, go to:

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