Thursday, April 14, 2011

Things Every Girl Needs: Confidence

Today's guest blogger for the Things Every Girl Needs series is the lovely and newly engaged Jillian from one of my favorite blogs, Cornflake Dreams.  She's here to talk about one of the most important things we all need: confidence.
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i know it seems corny but confident people (men included!) are magnetic. i tend to be attracted to stong, confident people who have a positive and optimistic outlook on life. sure we all have our off days, but it is nice to be surrounded by others who are confident and secure about themselves. so how do you become one of those confident, happy people? it comes naturally to some , and it takes a little pep-talk and some positive-thinking for everyone else. here are some tips:

1. smile....as often as you can. life's too short to be a crab cakes. 

2. concentrate on the positives in your life. make a list- mental or on a notepad if you need to, so you can bounce back to it when you're feeling down. and remember no one is perfect.

4. set goals and make plans. instead of complaining about wanting to lose weight or how your relationship with a friend isn't as strong as it used to be, do something about it. schedule gym dates and make the time to call and hang out with your friends.

5. admit to yourself that you are really good at something. we all have talents and it's more than okay to be proud of what you're capable of doing.

6. never stop learning and doing. there's lots to see, do, and learn so don't become complacent. you might find a new hobby that you love and something that you're really good at.

7. surround yourself with supportive people. it's important to have friends who love and support you and reinforce your confidence.
note: i am not advocating acting like a diva, there is a difference between confidence and cockiness. however, everyone has the right to be happy, confident and proud of who they are. so grab your signature drink, slip on that perfect little black dress and remember to smile; because the happiest girls are the prettiest girls.

for more fashion, travel and design inspiration stop by my blog, cornflake dreams, anytime and say hello!
xoxo
jillian

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Thanks so much for posting, Jillian!  I wrote "the happiest girls are the prettiest girls" on a card for my bulletin board.  Great advice!

If you'd like to submit a post for this series, send me an email and we'll schedule a date!

6 comments

  1. This is a great "every girl needs!" I think that as I get older and settle into myself, these steps become a little easier and more natural.

    And I love Haley's quote!

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  2. Great post. I needed this today. :)

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  3. This is so true! Confidence is the foundation for all the rest!

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  4. Totally agree! I sometimes forget about it then I'll end up unhappy. Thanks for this :)

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  5. LOVE IT!!! We all need these wise words!!

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