Tips for Confidence

by Mishelle on November 8, 2010

in Self & Body

Over the summer I attended BlogHer’10, and I was compelled to write about what I do to take care of myself, and how these steps help me put my best foot forward. I think these simple tips are easy to overlook, especially when adhering to the busy schedule of a conference (or, to be quite honest, day-to-day life in general.)

I firmly believe these are also good to remember in our day-to-day lives whether we work a 9-5 or interact, hosting a party, or just hanging with other moms on the playground or at the PTA.

  1. Get enough rest and hydration. Both of these are so important and can really make a difference in the way you feel. And, that will definitely help your confidence thus making you feel more
  2. Wear clothes that fit. When they are too big you feel sloppy and not put together. When they are too small you feel self conscious. Embrace your body—no matter if it’s big or small—and wear clothes that fit.
  3. Spice up your wardrobe with accessories. A cool pair of earrings, an awesome belt, a scarf, a big necklace—they can definitely add a unique level to a basic outfit.
  4. Use deodorant on your feet. Yes! deodorant on your feet. I learned this a day too late. Doing it can really help save you from some major blisters, especially if you are walking, say, eleventy-gabillion New York City blocks in heels.
  5. Pay attention to your posture, make eye contact, and smile. These are probably the easiest things to forget, yet the most simple things to do to that will allow you to exude confidence and beauty.

Let’s put our best foot forward, and be all that we can be—all that we are!

Mishelle Lane is a born-and-raised Buffalonian, wife of a pilot, mother of four, and professional photographer who currently resides outside of Atlanta.  Online she has been writing on her personal weblog, Secret Agent Mama, since 2005, with a mix of photography, self exploration, poetry, and quirk, as well as playing with social media on Facebook and Twitter.   While she is passionate about many things, nothing makes Mishi happier than when she is behind her camera, snapping away.  And, very rarely will you see her without her camera. You can read more from Mishi on her blog, Secret Agent Mama.

suzy November 18, 2010 at 11:31 am

I was sparked to think about this a few months ago and one thing that used to annoy me was having to interrupt what I was doing to go to the bathroom. As a result, I would limit my water intake, or just wait until I was in so much pain I couldn’t stand it anymore. About 2 months ago, I made a conscious effort to look at this and treat it as taking care of myself and listening to my body – it has really helped my outlook as far as treating myself better. I know it seems odd – but this was one way I was denying what my body was telling me -

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