is what I hear often. The assumption is that I shouldn't be confident. Here's how I gained my confidence with curves!
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"Wherever possible, it's important to quiet those negative thoughts that are providing reasons why you can't do something."
For me, confidence has been the result of doing some work on myself. I broke this work down into three steps: Internal, External, and Everyday Work.
Step 1 The Internal Work
Face the facts. The first thing I needed to do internally was to be honest with myself. I needed to figure out my hang ups - the barriers getting in the way of accepting myself as I am.
Step 2 The External Work
Movement (almost) everyday. Giving myself time to work on me started with getting in physical activity almost everyday. Any movement for any amount of time I could fit in.
The goal: to give back to my body so that I could show up as my best self. For wellness and more energy- to have more control over my day and ultimately my life.
Step 3 The Everyday Work
Clean up my habits and messaging. I consider the everyday work to be monitoring my habits and the messages I tell myself. Basically be a positive coach for myself and calling myself out when needed.
So, when they say "you're so confident" you'll say, "why wouldn't I be confident?" as you are doing the work for it!