If you’re ready to kick self-doubt to the curb this year, you’ve come to the right place. At Idem Spark, we’re all about empowering women to find their swagger and be the absolute best versions of themselves. Instead of hiding from the spotlight or shrinking like a wallflower, come into your own and command the attention you deserve! This is YOUR year to put your dreams on center stage, so use these tools to go out and get it.
Shift Your Mindset
Confidence isn’t just about how you act—it’s powered by how you think. It starts from the inside out, so before anything else you need to reprogram your mind. Empower yourself with compassionate, affirming thoughts instead of that judgemental, self-defeating style that no longer serves you. Getting your mindset right is the hardest part of finding your swagger and feeling more confident, so be kind to yourself. It doesn’t happen overnight! If you catch yourself slipping backward, just give yourself grace and shift your perspective.
Create Actionable Milestones
Instead of waking up one morning with more confidence, give yourself baby steps to help you make bold moves. They can be as small or significant as you want—everything from complimenting yourself each morning to wearing that flashy dress you’ve been stashing in the back of your closet. No step forward is too small on your swagger journey. Celebrate each win and keep working towards that final goal!
Stop the Comparison Game
Comparing yourself to other people is the worst thing you can do when you’re trying to amp up your confidence. Your journey is your own, and everyone walks a different path, so make sure you’re not comparing your beginning to someone else’s ending. Social media is an especially tricky place that can start to rob you of your joy instead of adding to it. If you notice that you’re constantly feeling down about yourself after time spent online, consider taking a break from the scroll to help you strut your stuff IRL by defining success on your own terms.
Find What Gives YOU Swagger
Confidence means different things to different people—so take a look at your own life to find what makes you shine. Maybe getting dressed in the morning in those killer heels helps you keep your head high. Or maybe leading a work meeting like a boss leaves you riding high for days. Figure out what makes you feel like a total rockstar, and try to bring more of that energy to the rest of your life. Over time, that confidence will seep through into every aspect if you begin to nurture it and help it grow!
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