Confidence is sexy, it is empowering, and it helps you feel like the best version of you. Confidence of course does not always come easy, especially when you are in a role that is stressful, or one that works its hardest to erase individuality. Feeling confident in your skills is always going to be important, yes, but feeling confident and beautiful can also make a huge difference and can make the difference between night and day for your quality of life and how you feel at work.
You deserve to feel confident in your body and beautiful every day, even if you are wearing frumpy medical scrubs that were designed for men, not women. You deserve to feel amazing even in a career that demands a uniform or one that has a limiting dress code.
Focus first on finding the right job, then work to improve your own relationship with your body, then your relationship with your skills, and finally, use our easy tips and tricks to help you stand out as an individual no matter where you work with this guide:
Why Is it Important to Find Your True Calling?
Confidence is wasted when you are in a working environment that does not suit you, and that is causing you undue stress and distress in your every day. Finding your true calling may mean that you need to completely change careers, or it may mean you need to change employers or even what you specialize in.
This applies to every role. For example, it applies to nurses, whose passion might be to help others and save lives but who still find they are burning out in their current role. Likewise, it applies to executives and marketers, who love the work they do but hate the environment they work in.
It can be daunting to push through to find your true calling, but once you do, so many opportunities open up. In some roles, like nursing, the best option is to move forward. If you find your position as an RN or APRN stressful and is burning you out, then you can either change specializations with a post-graduate certificate or progress your career further with a DNP nurse educator degree that will prepare you for a whole new career path.
For those who enjoy the work, but hate their jobs, finding the right working environment or even trying it to make it on your own can make a huge difference to your quality day of life. Loving where you work and being passionate and engaged with the work you do is a great place to start building your confidence and your self-worth.
Loving Your Own Skin: Building That Self Confidence
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and your eye is the most important opinion you can vie for. By training your eye not to see issues with your body and instead of the positives, you can build that confidence brick by brick. For most, these simple tips can help you naturally build up confidence in your body and the love you have for it and yourself.
When You Experience Body Dysmorphia
These tips will not be a good fit if you experience body dysmorphia. Those with eating disorders, those within the trans community, and those who have experienced trauma may all experience dysmorphia or a severe negative body image that will need medical and professional help to get you through it. There are options from accepting your body to gender-affirming surgery, but you first need to find the right resources and get started on your own healing journey.
Build Up Strength and Balance
A healthy body feels better and working on a project automatically makes you respect and love it more. This applies to anything. If you try to bake a cake or try to grow a vegetable, all for the first time, you’ll be proud of the results regardless of what ends up happening.
The same principle can apply to helping you accept and love your body. Don’t worry about the shape but becoming fit and controlling your body better through workouts can help improve the relationship you have with your body.
Balance-based exercises like yoga, in particular, can help, as it works not just to help strengthen your muscles and improve your balance but also helps you connect to your body through breathing and movement.
Don’t tackle exercise as a means to lose weight. Instead, take it on as a means to improve the communication and relationship you have with your body.
Finding the Right Beauty Routine
Beauty routines are important because they are next-level hygiene routines. You deserve more than to just wash your hair; you deserve to find the option that helps it thrive regardless of its shape or dexterity. For example, those with curly hair often feel immediately more confident when they find a curly girl hair routine that works for them.
The results, of course, aren’t the only benefits to investing in finding out the right beauty routine for you.
Just as exercise can help you spend more time with your body and build a better connection to it, your beauty routine can help you invest the time and dedication your body deserves. For the best results, keep your routine consistent, and make a moment out of it. From listening to music while you wash your face and get ready to having a comfortable setup to spend time on yourself the way you deserve, there are many ways that you can feel more beautiful by treating yourself to your beauty routine. Whether that routine includes make-up or not is entirely up to you; just remember to put your health first.
Get Creative and Expressive
Forget about dressing for anyone else and ask yourself what you love. You can try out new styles and more for less as well by looking into second-hand fashion. For best results and for the most range, check online marketplaces like eBay. There is often a complaint that beautiful clothes aren’t as available for larger bodies in stores and even in thrift shops, but there is an entirely different world of options online. To save a search and check back regularly to start building a wardrobe that helps you express yourself in ways you love, and you’ll immediately start to feel more confident simply by being out and honest with the world.
Shrug Off the Imposter and Become Confident in Your Skills
More often than not, it isn’t confident in your abilities that you actually lack, but either the opportunities to prove yourself or the ability to talk yourself up. Being able to sell your abilities to others is often more important for your own confidence than anything else because being able to sell your skills to others works to better convince them that you can do the job in question.
Practicing on how you can sell your skills means improving your communication skills and ability to speak. Practice, in this case, makes perfect. Don’t worry about having to make a pitch and practice it over and over again before you can say it naturally because practice always makes perfect.
Furthering your skillset and learning more can also help you feel more confident and ready, especially if it comes with a recognizable qualification. Back in our nursing example, nurses will not just have their own communication skills to talk themselves up for leadership roles, they can also earn a DNP and have that doctorate under their belt to do the talking for them.
Don’t be afraid to put your accolades and experience at the forefront. So many people can infer a lot from these, so put them front and center.
What to Remember About Feeling Beautiful and Confident
Feeling beautiful is important, and it doesn’t have a lot to do with how you look. Feeling beautiful is the same as feeling confident, and both will work to help you love your body and the person who you are as a whole. Having a beautiful soul, singing voice, smile, eyes – recognizing the beautiful parts of yourself, both tangible and intangible, can improve your confidence and the relationship you have with yourself.
There is beauty to be found in everything, and beauty extends far beyond a symmetrical face or a strict set of beauty standards. Like confidence, it can be focused on different aspects of who you are, and what makes you feel beautiful and special will vary from the next person. Some may emphasize their looks, others their skills, and some their relationships with others.
Feeling beautiful and confident can mean standing out as an individual, even when you have a uniform to consider. Feeling beautiful and confident can mean working in a place that helps you feel fulfilled and important. Feeling beautiful and confident will mean so many different things, so find out what it means to you and explore how you can enjoy those feelings more at work and home.