8 Steps On Your Road To Confidence

8 Steps On Your Road To Confidence

You just have to put in the effort!

Many individuals in today’s society suffer from a lack of confidence and, thus, face the consequences of their low self-esteem. However, this self-consciousness does not have to control us or our lives any longer. Here are some tips to build your confidence level. Many individuals in today’s society suffer from a lack of confidence and, thus, face the consequences of their low self-esteem.

1. Dress to impress.

It is proven that if you take the time to pick out a nice outfit and fix your hair in the morning, you will exert more confidence throughout the day. If you dress frumpy, you are more likely to be embarrassed by the way you look and, consequently, you will feel less confident. So, dress nice, hold your head up high, and show off your great outfit!

2. Practice good hygiene.

Along with dressing nice, showering, brushing your teeth, and smelling nice can also improve the way you look and feel. These tasks only take a few short minutes and can make a world of difference in the way you hold yourself. Along with dressing nice, showering, brushing your teeth, and smelling nice can also improve the way you look and feel.

3. Get active.

A large portion of having a low self-esteem comes from body image. In today’s society, people have a certain idea of what they would like to look like. Not looking this "ideal" way can result in low self-esteem. A way to improve this and feel better is to exercise and work towards achieving your ideal body.

4. Get to know yourself.

Understanding yourself and embrace the things that you consider “flaws”. Each person has their own look and this individuality and uniqueness makes you who you are. When you learn to be okay with the way you look, confidence will flow in.

5. Do a good deed.

This can be as simple as holding the door for someone or picking up a piece of trash you find on the sidewalk. This will only take a few seconds and will help you feel good about yourself as well as the world around you.

6. Relax.

Put on a face mask, take a bath, listen to music. Treating yourself to this relaxation can help decrease stress levels, making you feel better in general. Handling stress can help you take control of your life, and also your confidence.

7. Think positive.

Pessimistic thinking and the assumption of negative outcomes in day to day tasks can only make you feel worse about yourself. Thinking positive and avoiding such negativity will increase your self-esteem and lead you to a more optimistic lifestyle.

8. Fake it til’ you make it.

Probably the easiest way to boost your self-esteem is to fake having confidence. Hold your posture high, strut as you walk, and show everyone how confident you can be. Pretending to have this confidence will, in return, increase your actual confidence.

Confidence can take a long time to obtain, but using these easy steps the road to a higher self-esteem will be a breeze. You just have to put in the effort. Good luck!

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13 Gross Things Girls Do That Boys Don't Know About

From a girl, about girls.

There's always talk about how gross boys are all the time, it's now time to talk about how gross maybe even how much more disgusting girls can be. It may not even be disgusting, but just weird, but we are girls. What can we say?

1. Gorilla legs.

It's not that we don't want to...okay, that was a lie. Every girl can agree that they only shave during bathing suit season when you're wearing a dress, or when you're gonna get it on. Basically, If she shaves her legs you're special.

2. When did I last wash this bra again?

We wear the same exact bra, for days, and weeks, and who knows for how long.

3. It's not just the bra's, it's the pants too.

We wear jeans and leggings like twenty times before we think about washing them.

4. We don't wash our hair every day.

Because unwashed hair is the best styling hair. Also because looking good takes too much work.

5. We are always picking at our faces, especially pimples.

As soon as we walk by a mirror, its a must. Car mirrors are awesome to pop those suckers and pluck rampant eyebrow hairs. We pop pimples like its our job.

6. We will live in your clothes.

If you somehow let your significant other or friend wear your sweatshirt you're never getting it back... and she's never taking it off. Girls will wear that sh*t until your scent is gone because we love it.

7. We poop.

Believe it or not... it happens to us too. Women don't make it as much as a show as boys do. We hide it from you and will hold it until you're not around. And you've probably received a lot of selfies on the toilet.

8. The dreaded monthly gift.

Probably the most disgusting thing to ever happen to the human body. But everyone knows about menstruating, but most guys don't understand the other things that come along with it, like the cramps that bring period farts and the nasty bowel movements and blood clots.

9. Finding hair from our head in our butt cheeks.

Yeah, it's a thing. Your head hair crawls it's way down there occasionally.

10. We smell ourselves a lot.

We are super conscious about how we smell...especially down there.

11. We let it fly.

We will hold in our farts from you, but as soon as we are alone... that's a different story. You better hope we don't get too comfortable around you too quick.

12. Sometimes we have to improvise.

Sometimes mother nature likes to come when we aren't ready, or prepared with the supplies. There are numerous occasions where we start bleeding and have to create this bundle of toilet paper and just shove it down there.

13. Looking at our panties and trying to figure out what came out.

Sometimes you just don't know for sure.

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To the Ones Who Somehow Made It Through High School And College Without Ever Dating

There is nothing wrong with you.

There is no crime in being single—in having always been single. There is absolutely nothing wrong with you.

There are very few high school relationships that last; those rare high school sweethearts that make it, in the long run, are very blessed. Most of high school dating is a game of fitting in and being just like everyone else—“the cool kids date, so I should too.” Really, not dating in high school has saved you (and me) a lot of heartaches. This is not to say that high school dating is bad or wrong; I’m just saying that it’s not necessary.

Being single is actually very beneficial. It allows you more freedom and independence to better understand yourself and to explore your own dreams and desires before adding someone else’s into the mix. How can you take part in someone else’s dreams and desires without really understanding your own? When you do end up dating, you’ll be a lot more confident with what you want and need.

Being single also gives you the chance to invest in intimate friendships that you otherwise wouldn’t develop. Friendships can be just as beneficial (or more so) than romantic relationships. Need someone to lean on, to understand you in all your crazy, to not run away on the bad days? That’s what true friends are for—and close friendships tend to last longer than most romantic relationships. You should not ever underestimate a good friendship.

People in relationships are not necessarily happier than people who are single. You can be just as content and happy single as you can be in a romantic relationship. The reverse is also true. You can be just as miserable in a romantic relationship as you can being single. Being in a romantic relationship is not going to suddenly and magically cure or solve all your problems. “Happily Ever Afters” also don’t work the way all the fairytales and stories would have us believe. Relationships are a lot of work - you have to take into consideration not just your own dreams and your own problems but also your partner’s, and that’s not a bad thing because two heads are better than one and all that, but there is a reason for such a thing as “timing.”

Dating is a lot about getting the timing right. You’re not always going to be in a good headspace for a good, healthy relationship. There have definitely been moments in my life where I strongly desired to be in a romantic relationship (especially because all of my friends were), but looking back, it was a good thing. A romantic relationship would have added a level of stress and distraction in my life that I was not ready for and probably still am not ready for. Dating is partly a waiting game, so don’t worry if you haven’t had the chance yet

From One Single Person to Another

I promise there is nothing wrong with you or me, and our time will come.

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