There's that girl who looks like she's got it all together. She's confident that she can face the world and chase her passions. She's already taking steps to reach her dreams, and the first one is believing in herself.
We can't help but want to be just like that girl. But you know what? You can be confident, too! For starters, build these habits of confident girls:
1 Believe you can be confident
Too bad we can't Jedi mind trick people into believing we're super cool, super confident girls. But here’s the secret: No one—not even Cara, Taylor, or Emma—is really super cool and super confident all. The. Time. It's all about thinking positive and projecting an aura of confidence. The more you think it, the more it becomes a reality.
2 Practice the art of compliments
Confident people are comfortable complimenting others and taking compliments well. When you make it a point to say something nice to people (just remember to keep it real), it makes both parties feel awesome, and it will also make you feel more confident to speak up and start conversations. So the next time someone compliments you, instead of belittling yourself and telling that friend how she's just being too nice, accept the compliment, smile, and genuinely say thanks. You'll realize how that could make you feel so much more confident and comfortable about yourself.
3 Take a deep breath and stand straight
Do this little ritual every morning before you step out of the house. And then don't forget to put on your best accessory: your smile. Now take a deep breath, stand up straight, and then smile at yourself in front of the mirror. Don't you feel a lot more confident already?
4 Give yourself a break
We all love to say that nobody's perfect, but that's just so true. Accepting yourself for who you truly are, warts and all, feels liberating. It also means this: You're a wonderful work in progress. You're constantly finding ways to improve yourself, not to beat yourself up for your faults. When you find yourself wanting to lock yourself up at home or whispering "You're so stupid," to yourself after making a mistake, just shake it off and tell yourself instead, "Oops, better luck next time!"
5 Do something about that awkward feeling
Is something bothering you? Be proactive! Get to know what's making you feel awkward or icky and do something about it, stat! When you're in control, you feel more at ease because you're free to do what you want and you can prevent unwanted situations from happening. Just like everyday wetness, which makes you feel unfresh and icky down there! It's good to be always ready with a pack of Carefree panty liners, as these absorb daily discharge and odor, allowing you to be enjoy everything you've planned. With Carefree, you'll never need to worry about staying fresh down there!
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