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How I Developed My Self-Confidence

When I was younger I had low self-confidence. I hated school.

As soon as I finished Year 13, I left and never looked back again. Sure, I kept in contact with friends, but I don’t think I’ll ever go to any reunions. I was so excited to start Uni, and I made a goal that I’d be confident and sure of myself.

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At the end of Uni I was more confident, personality-wise.

However, I still didn’t have much self-confidence in the way I looked (fashion-wise). There were so many ideas buzzing around my head: what I wanted to wear, but was too afraid to wear! It probably took me until 2013 to start wearing what I wanted, when I started mixing things up and really looking at clothes and how they could possibly work together. That is when I started my blog.

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Fashion is really my way of expressing myself now and I am so impressed with the journey I’ve taken over the last few years.

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I think the most important thing to do is to think of what you like the most about yourself. A lot of people know what they don’t like, but make a list of all the things you love about you. For example, it could be as simple as your laugh, your hair, your ability to make other people laugh. It’s definitely easy to get dragged down. That is why when I feel like I’m not good enough I mentally list the things I like about myself.

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Don’t be afraid to step out of the box. If you want to travel solo, do so! Don’t listen to those who come up with the worst possible scenario. If you want to take blog photos in public, you totally should. This is something I’m still working on. I hate it when people look at me with judgy eyes. But then I realise: I probably won’t see those people ever again!

Self-confidence is so important in this day and age (well, it really has been all the time), but with things like social media, I believe people are always comparing themselves to others.

This post reminds me of this song:

Shop this post:

Trousers: Kery Zone, Yangon – Similar here.

Shirt: Glassons

Shoes: Adidas – Special Edition – No longer available.

 

Have a read of some of my other confidence posts:

Being Bold With Fashion Choices

How I created a healthy mindset

 

6 Comments

  1. Aleeha

    27/01/2018 at 12:33 AM

    Listing things that are good about yourself is such a good idea.
    I really struggle with confidence too. I’m very lucky to be at a school with lovely people, but it goes without saying that me being quiet leads to me having a very small frienship group. Simply because I just can’t open my mouth and talk to other people in the fear that they won’t like me.
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

    1. kattie

      27/01/2018 at 9:42 AM

      It has really helped me a lot. I love lists and always make them (mostly for clothes shopping now!).
      Even now, at work sometimes I feel like I’m too quiet because everyone else is always talkative. Sometimes I just don’t really feel like adding anything to their conversations. I even had someone tell me I was noticeably absent. I was like, well I’m a quiet person, and I didn’t have anything worthy to add. 😀
      But, in saying all of that, it has got a lot easier since I started working. I think because I’ve had to talk in front of crowds of people, it really lifted my confidence up and I found that I really enjoy public speaking!
      Thank you for your comment 🙂

  2. Meera

    27/01/2018 at 11:23 AM

    I’m sorry you didn’t have a great time at school, but I think it’s amazing how much confidence you’ve gained! I think it’s funny because once you step out of your comfort zone once you’re more inclined to do it again, I think it’s just that initial push. I LOVE your trousers by the way! Great post 🙂

    1. kattie

      27/01/2018 at 7:06 PM

      I know! Sometimes I think back to those times and am actually really astounded at how confident I am now. The things that used to worry my back then are now just little blips. 😀
      Thank you!

  3. Boy Pimple

    01/02/2018 at 7:57 AM

    I hope you could also post how to be confident even with acne.

    1. kattie

      06/02/2018 at 12:14 AM

      I wish I could! I haven’t had acne though, so I’d have no idea where to start!

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