Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Sometimes, we all have our down days. Coworkers won't stop talking, friends keep comparing, everyone on Facebook seems to be having it better than we do.

Being completely confident and self-assured is easier said than done. I know this, trust me. More people than you know feel the same way you do. It sucks. You feel dejected, ashamed, sad; all of the negativity just seems to weigh you down.

Here are some ways to boost yourself up before or after a long day!

1. Look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you're drop dead gorgeous!
I'm serious, you need to tell yourself this every single day. Why? Well, obviously because it's true! You are an amazing person inside and out. Some days we don't feel as beautiful on the outside or inside, but you always are! Remember that you always look fabulous!

2. Don't feel guilty for what you eat.
We are surrounded by negative body image. From billboards of computer-edited bodies to snide comments in the lunch room, we are surrounded by body negativity. DO NOT feel guilty of what you eat. If you want to be healthier in eating, then do it. If you feel like eating something savory, do it. If you feel like eating something sweet, do it. DO NOT let anyone make you feel bad for what you enjoy eating. It's not worth the stress.

3. Surround yourself with positive people.
Forced to work with negative Nancies all day? Call up your best friend after a long day and talk about everything under the sun! Talk about what's bothering you, or push it aside altogether, whatever makes you happy. Just fill the rest of your day with happiness instead of negativity. :)

4. Find an activity that makes you happy no matter what.
For me, I love practicing my violin and working on sketches. These activities push my mind into a different place and make me focus on something other than the stressors in my life. Once you work on something, you'll feel a thousand times better!

5. Go play with puppies or kittens!
There are tons of studies that support the idea that furry critters make us feel better. So when you feel down about yourself or a situation, stop by your humane society to take a dog for a walk, pet the kittens, and enjoy the boundless love of another creature. :)

Hope this helps you make a stinky day not so stinky!

What do you like to do to boost your confidence?


  1. Perfect reminder! Comparisons feel rampant now a days and I know I need to remember to take a step back some days and remind myself that I'm awesome! Cute animals definitely help :D

    1. Yes, everyone deserves to tell themselves that they're awesome every day! :) Glad I could give you your daily reminder!

  2. Thank you for this post!!! This is was what I've needed! Playing with puppies is the best!! :)

    1. I'm glad I could help you out!! :) And yes, puppies are the best things in the world!

  3. The critter thing is sooo right! I am ALWAYS at the pound... and now I have 3 dogs! ... I would soooo have more if I could!

    Nina from

    1. That is so awesome! I love how dogs can just brighten up your day. :)

  4. great tips megan!! they are all so true and life is too short to let those negative things weigh us down. whenever i am sad i just play with my two dogs and i am definitely much happier as a result, they always cheer me up

    1. Amen, sister!! I love dogs, they definitely can just lift your spirits. :) Something about their unconditional love, I think!