I think that in one way or another, everyone suffers with a lack of self-confidence at some point. It can be a really difficult thing to deal with, especially in today’s society when we are constantly faced with and online world where ‘everyone’ appears ‘better’ than us. 

Whether it’s that someone looks thinner than us, has nicer hair, a better body, a better job, a fantastic home life, the list goes on. One thing to remember however is that people get to choose what they post on social media, and that you can’t always judge people based on their Instagram page. 

Self-confidence is something that everyone deals with and there are no quick fixes. However, there are a few things you can do and a few steps you can take to improve your self-confidence. 

Have A Bath

The feeling of being freshly clean after having a bath or a shower can do wonders for your self-confidence and make you feel a whole lot better about yourself. I am a huge fan of bath and find that they are generally a lot more relaxing than a shower, which is great for winding down after a stressful day. Throw in a couple of pamper products and you’ll make yourself feel amazing.

Dress Nicely

Wear something that makes you look and feel good. Since autumn is here, and winter is right around the corner, you might want to invest in a couple of nice knitted jumpers or a new winter coat. I am loving Primark’s collection of knitwear at the moment, as featured in my Autumnal Favourites.


smile, even a fake smile, has the power to make you feel a whole lot better about yourself, as you associate a smile with feelings of happiness, and so instantly feel happier. Similarly, if you frown or dwell on negative feelings, you are going to make yourself feel worse about the situation.

Tackle Your Teeth

One of the main reasons people are too self-conscious to smile is because of their teeth, and as I’ve already mentioned, it’s important to smile whenever possible. Visit your local dentist about any of your dental issues, and they will likely offer you braces, a retainer, teeth whitening, or whatever else you need to deal with your dental issues. Along with this, be sure you are brushing your teeth morning and evening with a good quality toothpaste – I love the Beverly Hills Black Pearl.

Think Positive Thoughts

Thinking positive thoughts, keeps you feeling positive. Being positive makes you see things in a different light, It really can make the difference between feeling self-conscious and confident. I really believe that positivity breeds positivity and it can have a great effect on your mood, thought process and way of thinking.  

Let Go Of Negative Thoughts

Sometimes this can be as simple as taking a deep breath and getting some perspective. There are obviously going to be situations in life that you can’t ignore, however trying to let go of the negatives and embrace the positives is a step in the right direction. For example, if you feel self-conscious about your body, try to take a deep breath and think about things that you do like about yourself. Spin the negatives into positives.

Do Something Rewarding

Doing something to help others can be so rewarding. Not only does it help someone else, but it also makes you feel great about yourself. Knowing that you have helped to create a change can greatly improve your self confidence and self worth. Doing small acts of kindness, volunteering and helping others can have a great, positive impact.

Walk With Confidence

I am a big believer in that you if act confident, you will feel confident. If you walk down the streets with your back straight and your head held high, you are sure to feel great about yourself. It can also change the way you are viewed by other people and that in itself can help you to feel confident about yourself.

Get Organised

If you are someone that tends to procrastinate a lot and not get very much done, you may use this as a reason to be negative about yourself. To avoid you having any reason to feel this way about yourself, get yourself more organized. Make to-do lists every day, so that you know what you have to get done, and so that you don’t forget to do any of it. Also right plans and schedules for anything else that you need to get done. Do you want to lose some weight? Come up with a workout schedule. Do you want to go on holiday? Plan how much money you’re going to save each month, and what you need to book and pack.

Conquer The Mess

Some people thrive in a messy workspace, whereas others find it difficult to get anything done if they have a piece of paper or hairbrush out of place. If you’re unorganised, and can’t get stuff done in a messy room, then you should really think about tidying a little. Get rid of anything that you don’t need or use anymore, especially if it’s broken, to free up some space. You can also install some storage, like shelves, drawers, cabinets, binders, and anything else to get your room organised. As soon as your room is tidy, you will start to feel a whole lot calmer and will be able to focus on everything and anything else that you need to get done.

Improving your self-confidence isn’t easy, but doing small things on a daily or weekly basis can be a huge step in the right direction.


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