Are you stressed out about an upcoming date or job interview? Are you in a weird funk right now, but you can’t figure out how to pull yourself out of it? You’re not alone, especially with all of the unpredictability currently surrounding our daily lives. And while it’s perfectly okay to not be okay, sometimes you need a little extra pick-me-up to put some pep in your step and start to feel more like you.
Here are some simple things that you can do to make yourself feel more confident—because when you feel good, your positive energy will radiate to those around you.
1. Give Your Lashes Some Love
If your makeup game is on point, but you’re still using false eyelashes or extensions, now would be a great time for you to try magnetic eyeliner and lashes! Magnetic lashes are similar to false lashes, but they use small magnets in the form of magnetic eyeliner instead of glue—which means there’s room for adjustment if you don’t get them just right the first time.
Give yourself bold, long lashes every single day, without having to bother with messy glue or trying to find someone who is still open for extension appointments. Although there is a slight learning curve when it comes to magnetic lashes, once you get the process down, you’ll have irresistible, natural-looking lashes that hold up to your hectic life.
2. Get Your Skin Swimsuit-Ready
Every body is a bikini body. If you have a body and put a bikini on it, you’ve got a bikini body in one quick step. However, sometimes unwanted hair or skin irritations can knock your confidence down a bit, even if you’re the only one noticing these things. Exfoliate and moisturize your skin often—and not just your face. Scrubbing away excess and giving your skin the moisture it craves will leave you feeling smoothed and refreshed.
Take care of unwanted hair for good using laser hair removal treatments. While most experts will encourage you to see a technician and have your hair removal done in an office, there are safe laser hair removal devices that can be used right in the comfort of your home. Be sure to follow safety tips for laser hair removal, as it is a medical procedure, like limiting light exposure and testing your device in a small area before moving on to the rest of your body.
3. Take a Look at the Inside
While dwelling on the negative is never a good idea, confronting your inner-dialogue and getting down to the source will help you figure out why you’re feeling down and help you tackle it so you can move forward. Make a list of the things you’re stressed about, and next to it, make a list of your most amazing traits. Your most powerful traits will help you defeat the toughest obstacles.
If you’re worried about something that is going to happen in your social life or at work, visualize yourself succeeding and use your list of positive traits to narrow down just why you know you can do it. Play to your strengths while accepting your imperfections. No one is perfect, and putting the pressure of perfection on yourself will just make you feel worse if something happens that knocks you down.
Sometimes it can seem a little hard to pull yourself out of a slump, and that’s okay. But building your confidence from the inside out will help you keep your head up high and in turn lift others up, creating a ripple effect of confidence and shine. Take a deep breath. You’ve got this.