Ever heard the phrase “fake it til you make it?”
Loving ourselves and our bodies is really hard to do. After all, our culture has done QUITE a number on us. For years, through TV, movies, magazines and the internet, we’ve usually only seen ONE version of “beauty” reflected back at us.
Case in point: this is what comes up when I google “beautiful woman”:
Long straight blonde hair, blue eyes, light skin, small nose, size 2, early 20’s…
Such a tiny percentage of us actually look like that! Aside from the fact that it’d be incredibly boring if we all did; most of these images are retouched, photoshopped, and augmented in some way. Even if we know better, seeing these images over and over totally messes with our brains. It reinforces a singular sense of beauty and leaves out all of the other ways in which women all over the world are considered...
For many women, confidence is a feeling that comes and goes.
It can leave us when we need it the most, and stray for decades before we figure out how to get it back.
Yes, real confidence comes from within.
But for most of us— that's a really tall order.
Usually, we think we NEED therapy, or to lose a few pounds, or to get a better outfit, or do more research before we have permission to practice confidence.
But guess what? The science says... NOT TRUE!
Keep reading for my top 2 strategies to find your confidence and begin practicing it right now.
To start, do you remember these two women from Secret deodorant commercials? Meet Ash and Emma, two ambitious young women ready to join the “boys club”. But not without first prepping in the elevator and pumping each other up.
In the second commercial of this series, we see one of them standing in bear pose while the other one cheers her on:
"You are a bear. You dominate, you're brilliant,...