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Confidence wasn’t something that I was born with; not at all. I think that during secondary school bullying definitely affected how I felt about myself. It wasn’t just bullying that made me feel unconfident though; it also had to do with the fact that I was different and not really fitting in from my point of view. Luckily for me (and you today), I realised something that made me 100% more confident than I was. Keep on reading to find out what it was!

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My life growing up was really fun I would say, but during a year or two in secondary school I was struggling a little bit with my mental health, especially the way I was seeing myself. I am sure that a majority of you have dealt with bullying or bad jokes in school. Looking back now, it’s not a big deal, but for a kid it’s a HUGE deal because at that age we don’t know who we are and what is our potential. We won’t even listen to our family’s kind words, all we seek is the bully’s approval. However, it stopped at some point and I was able to feel happy that finally I can enjoy my life which was really beautiful anyways! I started analysing myself even more and basically, I was feeling doubtful in myself because actually I was NOT fitting in. I was different. I had a different fashion style. I was an extrovert. I had opinions. I enjoyed different things. And that, affected me a lot. It was like, everything that I was doing had more consequences for me than for everybody else. Was I skipping school because I had a real reason? Andrada is in trouble now. Was I talking to someone during a class? Andrada got kicked out for 20 minutes.  Everyone else could go unnoticed, but not myself. WHY?

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Being always present and having a good relationship with lecturers meant that my actions were supervised really closely. Was that a bad thing? Absolutely not. They cared. I realised that being different is not a bad thing. Some people liked me, some didn’t. At least I was authentic and people who wanted me to succeed were supporting me, including the lecturers. Funny, but I only realised this in my last year of high school when actually lecturers were listening to my opinion and appreciating me for who I am & how hard I study. Take it like this, you need to get to know yourself, what you’re capable of and let others know it as well. If you don’t trust yourself, no one will. I finally learnt that gaining attention wasn’t a bad thing and realised I need to turn that in my favour. I gained a certain influence in class too. That massively helped me.

Your turn now!

Be authentic

It’s being written everywhere and you’re probably BORED out of your mind. Trust me, being authentic is really important in a world where people can be really fake and sometimes not because they want to, but because they’re afraid to be themselves. Be who you are because by knowing who you are, you nail down your strengths and start to grow your confidence. Starting point: write down 10 things you really like about yourself and celebrate your own self! It’s such a confidence booster!

Believe in your power to be successful

If you believe in your power to succeed and actually achieve all your plans, your mind will send great signals to the universe and you’ll be one step closer to the end goal. Not only that, but your confidence levels will go to the roof. You’ll start talking with such passion about your projects and start to believe in yourself more and more!

Enjoy the attention!

With such confidence levels, expect people to be curious. They will start asking you all sort of questions from good intentions ones to some uncomfortable ones just because they can. Learn how to respond to each type of question and enjoy people’s attention. Again, people will be curious, but you shouldn’t let their opinion influence the way you think about your projects or even about yourself. Don’t listen to nasty comments and be happy for people who support you. You’ll be so much more confident!

Influence others with your confidence…

Turn their attention in the direction you decide. Confident people inspire other people and influence them in different ways. Have you noticed how someone who just started a business has a vast knowledge in the subject? They can easily use that to influence others in many areas and gain their respect. Always speak about your projects or plans with great knowledge (don’t boast) and let your actions speak louder than your words. People will see you’re smart and really driven. They will respect and value your opinion. Obviously, your end goal is not to prove everyone your potential, but this will inevitably happen sooner or later.

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There you have it, how I gained 100% more confidence while growing up! I’m sure my tips will help you feel more confident and get you ready to celebrate your own beautiful self. I would love to know, what’s the one part in this article that you identify yourself with?

Until next time,

Andrada

The dresses and outfits women wear around the city this summer are making you wonder ‘How can they wear these so easily?’ or ‘I don’t think I could pull off that colour’? It’s not about wanting to look like them, but maybe it’s their confidence that you admire. Today, I’ll give you 5 amazing tips on how to feel super confident while dressing in your own way!

How to feel confident in whatever you wear

Own that colour by knowing you’re admired and don’t mind the envious stare

Let’s assume you love to wear an unique colour. Don’t mind the stare at all. Some people might appreciate your outfit and not show it, or show it in a wrong way. Although more and more women stared to show appreciation to other women, not all of them do. We still get that envy look sometimes, but it’s important for you to know that the envy comes from their inner frustration. They will may or may not realise that they’re not happy with themselves and that the feeling of envy (also linked with physical pain in our brains) is really harmful to them. As easy as it sounds, just don’t mind envious stares and only focus on feeling like yourself in that colour. Why wear only the ‘trending’ colours just to fit in if you would rather go for a different one?

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Take pictures in your chosen outfit when you’re going out to fall deeply in love with it

Are you loving your outfit? Perfect, that’s what I love to hear. But you’re still unsure if it looks great on you? My top tip would be to wear it when you have your favourite drink by the river or in a fabulous spot and take some pictures in it from different angles. You might be surprised by how much you actually believe in that outfit. Sometimes, staring at your mirror just isn’t enough. I have the example right here, when I first saw this dress at a Spanish Boutique on the hanger, I wasn’t super sure about it. I then tried it on and was a bit more convinced. It wasn’t until I’ve seen it in pictures that I felt in love with it. It’s now one of my favourite dresses in my wardrobe – such a statement here!

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Get your best friend’s opinion

Sometimes, the confidence boost is coming from the friends that we trust. They’ll be honest with you and you can choose to listen or not. Just guessing that you should in this case, as it can help you made up your mind if you’re unsure. So, asking a friend for feedback is definitely helpful!

Keep telling yourself you’re powerful and beautiful

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I’ll let Tyra tell you more with her sassy snap. The truth is that you need to be your own best friend and back yourself up every single day! You need to be your biggest supporter in every decision you take style or life wise. Feeling confident is sexy!

Make your style your signature 

If you’re working out a style that represents your personality, you’re never going to feel insecure. It will be 100% your signature and no one can or should tell you it’s not suitable. If you believe in yourself, everyone else will as well. You can always count on that.

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I hope you will love these tips and really hope you feel super confident about what you choose to wear as your signature style.

What is that one thing that makes you believe in yourself more? Let me know below ❤️