Raise your hand if you are totally confident, everyday and every second of your life. No one is cool in their skin all day, every day. And while most days all of us fine ladies can leave the house with our heads held high, filled with positive self esteem, there are some days where we’d rather make a blanket fort at work and hide. Well, we’ve got a bit of advice to help you through some of those less-than-pleasant, nerve-grating days.
1. Salute the day with a little self-care
We all wake up on the wrong side of the bed from time to time. Control that feeling by having a morning routine that allows you time to remember why you actually like life. I do a series of small things, like prepare water, lemon, and apple cider vinegar for myself. I stretch and think of my day’s intentions. Other people do a morning yoga routine. Some shower first thing. And others write in a journal. These daily routines can keep you centered and leave your self esteem intact even on your worst days.
2. Take more meaningful photos of yourself and your life
Rookie published a pretty stellar article in 2014 celebrating and defending the selfie. After all, as Rookie states, “taking your own photo is an act of bravery.” While I, like every other millennial, like to take selfies when my lips and my hair are on point, I also like to snap a photo of myself to commemorate a feeling or life event. Got an article published on a new, high traffic site? Take a selfie. Got a normal pap smear? Take a selfie! Seriously. Apply this to any other important life event so you can look back at the pic on darker days to remind yourself just how rad you are.
3. Create a signature look that’s all your own
Everyone, and I mean everyone, has a signature look within them. My look: Red lips and bangs, and some type of strange flair on my person. (A bat patterned skirt, a little Edie broach, a David Bowie necklace… you get the idea.) Even if I feel like absolute crap, I start to feel much better once I’ve painted my lips and busted out a unique piece of flair. These little things remind me of who I am at my core – a foxy, odd lady. And that ain’t half bad.
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