Do you still feel confident in the way you look after enjoying the festive season?The beginning of the year is always tricky. We’ve just emerged from the excesses of Christmas, and many of us don’t feel our best.
We may have gained a little weight, and our clothes are a little tight. While we’re working through our New Year’s resolutions, we still want to look great. It’s possible for everyone to look and feel good if they’re comfortable in their own skin. But how do you achieve this?
Feel Confident: Posture
The way you walk, stand, sit, and carry yourself says a lot about who you are as a person. If you enter a room with your head bent and shoulders hunched, you may give the impression you’re uncomfortable and trying to minimise your presence. But if you enter with your head held high and your shoulders back, it’s likely you’ll exude confidence.
Posture is important when it comes to your overall look. Not only does it make you appear more at ease, but it helps in smaller ways such as helping your clothes drape correctly and accentuating your natural shape. In fact, the line of your clothing and The Strangely Interesting Line is discussed by Alexandria Blaelock in her new book ‘Build Your Signature Wardrobe’.
If posture is something you struggle with due to back or neck pain, or due to foot posture problems, etc. it is worth seeking help from a professional. For example, for foot issues, you can find help from a podiatrist, etc. who will help to correct the issues.
Feel Confident: Be Comfortable In Your Own Skin
Being comfortable in your own skin is not an easy state of mind to achieve. Our tendency is to focus on the things we feel are negative about ourselves. Often feeling comfortable is something that comes with age. But it is possible to achieve this right now.
Try standing naked in front of a full-length mirror. This may feel uncomfortable at first, however, look at yourself as a whole. Remember, when other people encounter you they look at you as a whole person. Practice looking at yourself in this way each day. It will help you feel more at ease with yourself. If you still focus on what you perceive to be flaws, consider those parts carefully. For example, if you don’t like your thighs, look at all the great things about them. They carry you around every day and look good in those new jeans. Your skin is smooth, and your legs are in proportion to the rest of your body. Feeling at ease with yourself doesn’t happen overnight, but it can be achieved over time.
For example, if you don’t like your thighs, look at all the great things about them. They carry you around every day and look good in those new jeans. Your skin is smooth, and your legs are in proportion to the rest of your body. Feeling at ease with yourself doesn’t happen overnight, but it can be achieved over time.
Feel Confident: Accentuate The Positives
Fashion and beauty are often about smoke and mirrors. It’s all about emphasising the bits we like and camouflaging our perceived ‘flaws’. There are many ways we can do this. For example by buying clothes that suit our body shape, whatever that may be. So if we’re curvy, buying clothes that enhance our curves and disguise other areas.
Learning how to apply makeup can also help us to feel better about ourselves. Makeup doesn’t just cover imperfections, applied correctly it can transform the shape of our face, playing down certain features and making the best of others. Celebrity makeup artist, Ant Adams, has been creating confident women with makeup for over 20 years so he has some great expert tips.
If you feel comfortable and confident, it’s likely that this is the image you will portray. And if you need a bit of help, you can always use a little beauty trickery to draw attention to your best bits.