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Discovering a New Confident You

What is Self-Confidence?
“Although self-confidence can mean different things to different people, in reality, it simply means having faith in yourself. Confidence is not something that can be learned like a set of rules, confidence is a state of mind. Confidence comes from feelings of well-being, acceptance of your body and mind (your self-esteem), and belief in your own ability, skills, and experience”. 

Inner confidence is a gift that plays out in so many ways. And best of all? It’s something you control.

I suppose you lose your self-confidence along the way. During those darker periods, our confidence tends to hit rock bottom. We hesitate and doubt ourselves. We forget who we are and what we’re supposed to be doing, and every single aspect of our life and business is affected.

Here is the thing: most women struggle with their body image. Not with all the same complaints (too small, too big, too long, too short, cellulite, the shape of the nose, etc) but the list is endless.  Recognize that “we all come in different shapes and sizes”.

Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.

The bottom line is, every woman is their own worst critic & picks on something about themselves regardless of how beautiful they are. 

The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.

“With confidence, you have won before you have started.

— Marcus Garvey

Things to do to discover a New Confident You:

1. I am – Affirmations

You’re probably constantly in awe of how everyone else seems to have it all together. Perhaps you think of yourself as someone who ‘just’ has ‘regular’ looks and a ‘regular’ job and a ‘regular’ life. You don’t think of yourself as anything special — and deep down, you don’t believe you’ll ever do or be anything extraordinary.

By affirming positive words over yourself, will automatically boost your self-confidence. The words you speak over yourself can be the most powerful thing, it can change how you see yourself and what you believe about yourself.

You are AMAZING. You are unique. You are worthy. You are needed. And keeping all of that hidden away is a disservice to yourself and the people around you.

I am:

Chosen - Eph 1:4
Beautiful - Psalm 129: 14
Loved - 1 John 4:9-10, 19
Worthy - Isaiah 43:1
More than a conqueror - Rom 8:37
Loved forever - Rom 8:35-39
God's Masterpiece - Eph 2:20
Complete in Him - Col 2:10

2. Finding your Identity in Christ

By knowing who you are in Christ, will release you from all your insecurities and insecure days. You are built for Him. You are capable of so much. By finding your worth, you will experience the power of who you are made to be and you will reach more than you could ever imagine.

To find contentment and be content with who you are, will automatically reflect on your self-image. Contentment can set you free from all your disappointments. If you are content with yourself, you will not need to compare yourself with others or react to people’s opinions about you. You need to be thankful for what you have and who God made you.

“To be content doesn’t mean you don’t desire more, it means you’re thankful for what you have and patient for what’s to come”

— Tony Gaskins

The life you live on earth is to glorify God by submitting to Him. His spirit lives in you and your confidence lies in knowing who you are in Christ.

Galatians 2:20 -
I have been crucified 
with Christ 
and I no longer live, 
but Christ lives in me. 
The life I now live in 
the body, 
I live by faith in the 
Son of God, 
who loved me and gave 
himself for me.

3. Book any session with an Image consultant 

Accepting yourself and finding ways to embrace your flaws can boost your entire confidence. An Image Consultant finds the magic inside you and even a small change can boost your self-confidence. You will have your own style, wear clothes according to your body shape, face shape and you will know exactly what colors to wear. You can also shop with an Image Consultant and find the right outfits that will add to your self-confidence. This is an investment you need to make by finding your true self to walk in confidence every day.

Book any of the Image Consulting Services and boost your self-confidence.

- Discovering a new you 
- Style & Colour Consultation
- Wardrobe Shopping
- Confidence Masterclass
- Makeover

Receive 5% off any consultation:

(Valid until end of November)

Click on the link to read more or book your consultation:


4. Take care of your body

By exercising regularly and eating a well-balanced diet, will help you feel better. It will increase your energy levels, you will get rid of unnecessary stress and you will feel positive. Find a fitness routine that works for you. Even if it’s only taking a walk after work for a few minutes, you will feel even more motivated, energized and your mind will be happy as well. Any exercise is better than none.

- Accept your body
- Compliment yourself
- Love your body as it is
- Stop comparing yourself 
  to others
- Talk back to negative thoughts
- Remind yourself that you are 
  FABULOUS
- Be grateful
- Be YOU!

If you don’t take care of yourself, poor physical health can lead to poor mental health. Rather celebrate your body as an instrument, not an ornament.

You do not exist to lose weight or to be pretty. You do exist to take care of yourself & love what you have.


Enjoy a few inspiration links you can use to take care of your body:

https://www.kaylaitsines.com/


https://www.myfitnesspal.com/


https://burntfit.co.za/


https://www.matrixmultisport.com/


Confidence is trusting yourself.


5. Keep a Journal

Beginning the journey of developing your confidence may be extremely scary. I understand! Let’s start small with some self-esteem journaling.

Journalling Guidelines:
- What made you happy today?
- Write down your strengths
- 5 things to be thankful for
- Have you complimented yourself 
  today? (No? Do it now!)
- What is the best compliment 
  you’ve ever gotten? How did it 
  make you feel?
- When do you feel the most 
  confident and capable?

Start journaling — there are no rules and you can’t possibly mess it up! You will be able to express your emotions/feelings and you will reflect on what actually matters. You will work and build on your confidence each day.

Self-doubt killed more dreams than failure ever did.


6. Spoil yourself

Changing your hairstyle, adding some color to your nails/toes, booking a facial, or even a makeup consultation, will help you boost your self-confidence. By taking care of yourself, will help you feel beautiful by simply spoiling yourself every now and then. This will not define your confidence but it will help you to feel better with just a small change. You deserve to be spoiled!

Click on any link and spoil yourself:


Nail Salons

Jeffreys Bay –

https://web.facebook.com/Abercrombie-Beauty-Studio-2822966101112186


Kareedouw –

https://web.facebook.com/beautybychane


Langkloof –

https://web.facebook.com/Salon-Adele-1895430467382741


Hairdressers

Jeffreys Bay –

https://web.facebook.com/hairbycareylee


Humansdorp –

https://web.facebook.com/serenityhairhumansdorp


Langkloof –

https://web.facebook.com/daleen.hairbydee


Beauty Salons

Jeffreys Bay –

https://web.facebook.com/aquaspaandskin


Humansdorp –

https://www.instagram.com/lovelynnhumansdorp/


Make-up Artists

Tsitsikamma –


Jeffreys Bay –

https://web.facebook.com/gmhkjbaymau


George –

https://web.facebook.com/Leane-Professional-Makeup-Artist-151702018672295



7. Book a weekend away, revive, recharge

One of the most popular reasons that people take short weekend getaways is to refresh their mental health. A weekend trip can significantly improve your mental health by tamping down your stress levels, boosting your creativity levels, and lowering your worry levels. People in today’s world are constantly on social media platforms, and taking a break from the digital world can help your brain recuperate from constantly processing information on a screen.

You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.

By taking care of yourself, finding your true self, you will be able to walk confidently and feel confident in knowing who you are.

Click on the link and book your weekend away:

Route 62

https://web.facebook.com/Witteberghoek

Receive 5% off your stay

(Valid until end of November)


8. Book a Boudoir Shoot

A boudoir shoot is about you. The “gorgeous, glamorous & confident YOU”. 

Do you remember or even know that person? Maybe not. A Boudoir photo session can help you reconnect with HER. 

- "It is about you & your body.
- It’s about the image you have 
  of yourself. 
- It’s about self-confidence & 
  getting out of your comfort zone. 
- It’s about celebrating yourself 
  just the way you are. 
- It’s about a trust & let-it-go 
  attitude. 
- It’s about empowering & pride.  
- It’s a unique gift to yourself.
- It can be a ton of fun". 

A Boudoir photo session is a way to capture forever our intimate femininity. No need to be naked or even to wear lingerie: a camisole, a pair of heels, whatever outfit you love will do the job. 

“I needed to see myself from another perspective”.


Feeling a little bit scared to do something way out of your league? A boudoir shoot can change the way you look at yourself by simply capturing moments of how beautiful you are. Try it and see for yourself!

Click on the links below to book your shoot:


Tsitsikamma/ Jeffreys bay/ Humansdorp

https://web.facebook.com/L-Grace-Photography-108935330502157


George/Hartenbos/Mosselbay –

https://www.instagram.com/confidence_by_lustine/


The bottom line is improving self-esteem requires a bit of work. The key is to look over the long term, rather than day-to-day, and focus on the bigger picture, not the detail of how you felt at a particular moment yesterday. When you feel good, or you do something good, celebrate it—but don’t beat yourself up if you occasionally slip back into negative patterns of thinking. Just pick yourself up again and try to think more positively.

Don’t let other people dim your light!

Stop your negative thinking about yourself and start being thankful for everything you have. You have something extraordinary that needs to be shared with the world. The next time you walk out of the house, believe in yourself, believe in who you are, and that you have enough to make a difference. Stop labeling yourself and start living in the identity of who God made you. You will eventually listen to the world’s perspective about you, but when you lack confidence, know how to boost your confidence and be you!

Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess!


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