Self confidence is something we all kinda struggle with. When I did my IG poll to see what's challenging you guys the most right now, most of the answers were about self confidence.
And even though I've totally accepted myself for how I am, there's still days and times when I feel super self conscious about something or feel like I'm not totally confident in myself.
I've realized that the times I don't feel confident is when I'm thinking too much about what others might think of me, and not being fully present and letting myself just shine as I am. Because we've all got our own shine, we just sometimes let other people dim it.
Here's 3 things I remind myself when I need an extra boost in confidence:
1. "What other people think of me is none of my business" Other people's opinions doesn't matter. At the end of the day, YOU'RE the one living YOUR life. So why should anyone else have a say in what you do, think, wear, act, etc? As long as you're happy with you that's all that matters. Letting go of pressure from other people sets you free to be yourself fully.
2. "Don't compare yourself or judge others"
So I actually struggle with this one a lot. Everyone is on their own path. Literally there is no right or wrong in anything. So there's no point in comparing yourself with others. I tend to compare experiences or "levels" that people are on to try to gage where I'm at in terms of success or any other measure. But we all have different ideas of success, and different paths to getting to where we wanna go. We're all here experiencing life in our own unique ways, and we need to respect other peoples' path. This goes for yourself, love the path you're on right now because it's your very own and unique to you!
3. "I am not my body"
I believe that we are eternal beings having a human experience. So I remind myself that I am not my human body, this is my vehicle for my soul to experience this reality. Detaching from the body allows me to let go of what I think I'm supposed to be, and instead just allow myself to be present in the moment.
Love yourself always, wherever you're at. Because you've been doing your best with the information you have. And when you know better you do better. Always just try bettering yourself a little bit every day and love your journey.
Until next time,
xoxo - Judy