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What Do You Think of Yourself?

 

What do you think of yourself?

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOURSELF?

I have two questions for you.

Question 1: Does the shape, weight and size of your friends change how you feel about them?

You have probably answered, ‘No, of course not.’

Question 2: Does your own shape, weight and size stop you from feeling, positive, loving and kind to yourself?

You may have answered, ‘Yes.’

Most woman are critical of their own body and focus on their perceived faults. The reality is that there is no such thing as a perfect body. The female image we see in media images have been altered through medical treatments or digitally enhanced. I am going to repeat myself – there is no such thing as the perfect body. We are all unique and comparing ourselves to others is a pointless exercise that undermines our potential and well being.

Who you are today is what is real. It is time to start accepting, valuing and respecting your NOW BODY- lumps and bumps, cellulilte, weight and wrinkles do not determine the person you are. Just ask your friends. Start to see yourself the way others see you. The reality is that what you see as body faults and flaws others do not even notice. 

It is time to shift your focus and make a difference by gifting yourself kindness and positive thoughts about yourself and your body. Positive thoughts and beliefs can make us stronger, more confident and happier. This is what you would want for a loved one or friend, why not for yourself. Start to see your own self worth.

Making any sort of change can be difficult but it is not impossible. How we think, feel and talk to ourselves influences our inner confidence, self image, relationships, reactions, actions, happiness and dreams.

We all have an inner critic that loves to sow doubt. Take time throughout your busy day to notice  what your inner critic voice is saying. When you become aware of how this voice inside your head sets out to be critical make an attempt to shut it down. I have an imaginary STOP sign that pops up when I hear my inner critic and that has helped me silence that voice that I have allowed to sabotage my thoughts about myself.

 

BE A FRIEND TO YOURSELF

You’ll never find something to wear that makes you feel

beautiful, smart, or loved if you don’t believe that you already are.

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How Can a Personal Stylist Help You?

How Can A Personal Stylist Help You?

 

HOW CAN A PERSONAL STYLIST HELP YOU?

I often get asked ‘What does a Personal Stylist do’? Many people are unaware of what a Personal Stylist actually does. They think a Personal Stylist is only for celebrities and just takes you shopping. This is definitely not the case.

A Personal Stylist can add much value and contribute positively to how you feel everyday. The reasons women seek out the assistance of a Personal Stylist include:-

  •  tired of spending money on clothing they do not wear,
  •  hate clothes shopping,
  • unsure what clothing suits them,
  • wear the same clothes on rotation and feel bored and frustrated,
  • have many clothes in the wardrobe but still can’t find anything to wear,
  • struggle to make outfits with the clothing in their wardrobe,
  • don’t know what is appropriate dress for certain situations,
  • have a wardrobe that is dated and not current,
  • not happy with the way they look,
  • tired of wasting money on clothes they don’t wear,
  • want assistance to declutter their wardrobe and discover what they have,
  • discover the colours that work best for them and always makes them look healthy and radiant,
  • have many clothes in their wardrobe that fit but when they put them on take them off again and don’t wear them,
  • feel the need to make a positive change with their visual image.

Working with a Personal Stylist  is not about:-

  • fashion and trends,
  • spending lots of money 
  • having a quick make over following rules and looking like everyone else or your favourite celebrity.
How Can a Personal Stylist help You?

Working with A Personal Stylist is about:-
 

  • understanding your uniqueness – the person behind the clothes
  • discovering how the clothes you wear can tell your individual story of who you are,
  • knowing how to dress your physical assets in an enhancing way to highlight your best features,
  • understanding the colours that harmonise with your complexion and how to use colour for dressing to create a focus and impact,
  • maximising the clothes you wear by being able to dress your outfits  up and down for the occasion,
  • creating a wardrobe of clothing that can easily be coordinated in a variety of ways to meet the needs of your lifestyle,
  • gaining greater body confidence and self acceptance,
  • having the knowledge and confidence to style an outfit in many ways for different purposes,
  • shopping with purpose because you know what’s in your wardrobe and know what you need to fill the gaps,
  • being able to get dressed each day with less frustration and wardrobe melt downs,
  • self care.                                                             
A Personal Stylist can give you
CONFIDENT STYLE – EVERY DAY YOUR WAY
 
 

3 STEPS TO BEING A FRIEND

# Steps to be a friend

THREE STEPS TO BEING A FRIEND TO YOURSELF

How you look is important but how you feel about your look and your body is crucial to your overall well being and happiness.

Many women find it difficult to define themselves in a positive way. I find that most women can compile a long list of what they don’t like about their body but very few can compile a list of what they do like.  We can be our own worst enemy and critic as we tend to focus on the negatives.  It is time to be a friend to yourself and treat yourself  as you would a good friend. A good  friend is kind, accepting, supportive, encourages and praises.

Be a friend to yourself. Start now by following these 3 steps.

1.STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS

The reality is that we are all unique and come in different sizes and shapes. Everybody deserves to feel good about themselves regardless of age, size or shape. What you see in the media in all it’s many forms is not real but images that have been altered digitally or by surgery.

You are individual, special and unique. Start appreciating yourself.

2. LISTEN TO WHAT YOUR INNER CRITIC IS SAYING AND CHANGE THOSE THOUGHTS

Think about what words or thoughts  you use to describe yourself? Are these thoughts or words negative or positive? Being critical of yourself and using negative self talk can be damaging to your self worth, image and your day to day happiness . Did you know that what you might not like about yourself or see as a flaw others may look at differently. It’s time to turn off those negative thoughts and rephrase your self talk. Next time you say or think a negative thought about yourself tell it to be quiet. Ask yourself would I say this to a friend? If the answer is no don’t say it to your self. It’s time to start valuing, respecting and being a friend to the person that you are today.

3. LOOK AT YOURSELF AND GIVE YOURSELF A COMPLIMENT EVERYDAY.

Each day think of something positive to say to yourself.

Gift yourself with at least 1 compliment a day. Remember you have turned off the negative thoughts and images (yes we all have them) and it’s time to notice the positive aspects. Start anywhere – it might be your hair, eyes, fingers or smile. Ask a friend what they see as your positive aspects and believe them.

Remember it takes time to break old habits and create new or different patterns of thinking. Keep practising and take note of your thoughts and actions and how you feel.

REMEMBER WHEN TAKING STEPS TO BEING A FRIEND TO YOURSELF YOU NEED TO BE ACCEPTING OF YOUR NOW SELF and BODY

 
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