We all have days where we wake not feeling so great. And some days we start off feeling good, but then something little gives our confidence a big knock. And this can affect our behaviour for the rest of the day causing us to make bad food choices and skipping our workouts.
It’s completely normal to have ‘off’ days. But they don’t have to last the whole day!
Here are our top tips to give your confidence a little boost and improve your mood too.
1. Dress to Impress
Clothes affect how we feel when we leave the house; that last glance in the mirror before we face the rest of the world can make or break your confidence. It is a fact that no one is more critical of your appearance than yourself, so dress in whatever makes you feel good and confident when leaving the house.
2. Get grooming!
In fact you might want to do this before you get dressed! Taking care of yourself is a good way to boost your confidence. It might be something small like giving yourself an at-home manicure, shaving your legs or simply taking a shower! It's funny how little things like this can make a big difference to how we are feeling.
3. Stand up tall
Once you walk out of that house, shake off that poor posture and stand tall – your body and your confidence will thank you for it. You will instantly feel more awake, in control and confident by raising your eye level to those around you and opening yourself to engagement with others.
4. Take a social media break
The only person you should be comparing yourself to is yourself! Comparing yourself with other people is pointless and scrolling through all those 'fitgirl' instagram posts won't help at all if you're feeling insecure.
If you constantly engage in negative thoughts of yourself, your mind will believe it. Even when you are not feeling shy or nervous, get in the habit of visualising a confident you. Think of someone you know that exudes the kind of confidence you want to project and keep consciously thinking of that confidence. When you catch yourself putting yourself down, stop. Switch that negative to a positive and before you know it, your mind will believe that instead.
6. Do something you’re good at
Doing something you KNOW you are good at can give you the internal reassurance you need to feel more confident about yourself, especially after a bad day.
7. Get sweating
Getting some exercise in will stimulate blood flow and help kick-off a rush of endorphins (feel-good hormones). It may be the last thing you want to do when you’re feeling rubbish but as soon as that 20 minute workout is done, trust us, you’ll be feeling a whole lot better about yourself!
What tips do you try when you are having an off-day?