What is confidence anyway? Does confidence equal reliability or trustworthiness? Perhaps confidence means being cool and collected under pressure. Confidence is everything I just named and more. A confident woman is reliable, trustworthy, and trusts in herself. However, sometimes women conflate self-confidence with competency. While competence is good, it’s not the same as believing in yourself and your skills. But what makes some women appear more confident than others, and how can you channel that same steadfast self-belief? Below are tips to help become a strong, confident woman.
Set your boundaries
The first step to being a more confident woman is knowing how to set boundaries. Unfortunately, many people will take advantage – unknowingly or not – of you unless you specify a few rules for them to abide by.
We know that saying no can be difficult, but sometimes doing things for others can be tiresome or even an inconvenience. The point of setting boundaries isn’t to refuse every request people have but rather to ensure your comfort.
If a person wants you to do something that bothers your or takes time from your day, it’s ok to tell them no. Learning to set boundaries can fill you with pride – even more so if you can stick by them.
Remember, self-care is key
Remember to take time to focus on yourself. Eat well, and practice good hygiene. Even if you don’t feel up to a shower today, try washing your face and brushing your hair. It’s ok to take small steps.
Wear your make-up however you wish, and only if you want to, and choose an outfit that makes you feel fantastic. If you want to wear your red pumps, do it!
Perhaps you’ve got a favorite perfume. For example, if Paco Rabanne is your brand, spray some on before starting your day. Wearing things you like can put you well on your way to becoming a beautiful, confident woman.
Always make sure to prioritize your emotional and spiritual needs too. Get plenty of restful sleep and take the time to exercise and relax throughout the day as well.
Learning from past experiences and mistakes is essential, but dwelling on the past is unhealthy. Continuously thinking about what you could have or should have done can negatively impact your health.
The confident woman practices mindfulness as often as she can. We know it’s not simple to stop worrying about past choices.
Staying in the moment, the “here and now” help you present as someone that knows what she’s doing. People will naturally see you as someone that’s an assured go-getter.
Focus on your interests and goals
A confident woman doesn’t get too wrapped up in what others think of her. People may talk, but it can be relieving to follow your style and beliefs against the grain.
I’m not saying be a self-absorbed jerk, but it’s essential to prioritize what you want to do, at least sometimes. Wear that lime green hat you like and try out for that managerial position regardless of what people tell you.
Want more tips on confidence?
Being a confident woman is mainly focusing on yourself. Take care of your health, exercise regularly, set boundaries, and focus on what interests you.
If you’d like more tips on how to be a confident woman (or be anything else you want to be), there’s plenty more helpful content at this blog.