As women we are always told that we are ‘lesser’ than men. That we should hide in the shadows and not believe in ourselves too much. We are supposed to take a ‘victim’ mentality. But NO MORE! It’s time for us to say Happy Valentine’s Day to ME! and actually start being confident in ourselves, our abilities and our bodies. I double-dog-dare YOU to start thinking you’re a sexy lady (you REALLY are!).
- Naked Mirror Exercise
This may be the scariest exercise in this list for some of you hotties. But it is so worthwhile. Do you avoid looking at your body naked? Do you run past the mirror on your way to the shower? Try doing this exercise every single day for 2 weeks and see what happens. Whenever is convenient for you during your day, take off all your clothes (and your make-up, if you want to!) and stand in front of the mirror. Take 3 minutes, and really look around. Look at the bits you like, look at the bits you don’t. Stare at them in all their glory.
When you look at the bits you’re not so fond of, say something nice. For example, if you don’t really like you belly, look at it and tell it how grateful you are that your belly nourishes you, held your baby for 9 months, or anything else totally awesome about your totally awesome belly.
Affirmations are another fantastic way to build self confidence. Write them out like I have and stick them up everywhere. I have them on my desk, near my bed, in my phone and on my mirrors.
I approve of myself and feel great about myself.
I am free to make my own choices and decisions.
I deserve all that is good. I release any need for misery and suffering.
My body is beautiful and I respect it deeply. – Click to Tweet!
My body is perfect just the way it is.
I always feel comfortable in my own skin.
Having a healthy body image improves the quality of my life.
- Healthy Lifestyle
It’s no secret that when you feel good physically you look good physically. If you’re feeling light, energetic and peaceful, you will feel in control of your body. This was a big ah-ha moment for me. When I was first beginning my PCOS healing journey, I changed up my diet for hormone balancing. Within a week I was feeling like a totally different person. My body felt light and super-charged- like I could do anything! Healthy living can be overwhelming at first, so get some help and make it a priority.
- Planning + Life Management
A healthy and confident lifestyle takes some planning. We’ve all heard about meal planning + prep, and scheduling in things that might take a back seat when we’re busy like sex, relaxation and time to ourselves. The planning that I do each week is the ONLY way I can balance my PCOS healing, business, relationships and ME time. I plan my meals, I have a daily scheduler to plan my business days and I definitely plan ME time.
When everything is planned and prepped, you can sail gracefully from one task to the next without any stress or worry.
- Push Your Boundaries
What is the first thing that pops into your head in response to this question: What is something you’ve always wanted to do but felt too scared to try? Go DO IT! Yoga intrigue you but you think your body/skills aren’t good enough? Go check out the local studio- they want YOU there. Book club sound fun? Find a local one on meetup.com and GO. Cute guy at work you’ve been wanting to talk to? Go talk to him! He probably already thinks you’re a sex-pot.