Welcome back to my blog! (really sorry for the delayed post, I have been busy with revision again)
So, today I would like to discuss a major issue that is still common with young girls (i.e teenagers). Confidence. I know, a scary subject, but I have tips that are bound to work - they worked for me!
First of all, let me fill you in. Growing up I was a confident little girl, I loved to showcase my dance routines to my family and friends. I would sing regularly and freely and also making friends was not an obstacle. From what I believe, there was a traumatic event that I'm not going to go in to detail, all you need to know is that I was scarred. I refused to perform in front of anyone and making friends was a challenge. I would allow people to approach me and make an effort rather than trying myself. Regardless, I am still the girl who trusts too easily (which is a good thing at times).
You may be in the same position right now and thinking you are okay with everything and there may be some that really want to become more confident and open. I am telling you now, this will help you a lot in the future whether you are applying for a job or meeting new people.
Step 1: You need to find something you love. This will allow you to put all you heart and soul into what you do. In my case, I loved dancing. I thought to myself that enough is enough. I picked up my feet and went to a dance club after school (in my school). Fortunately for me, my dance teacher already knew me. By joining or doing something you love, not only are you going to find others with the same interest, but you're also building your skills! This may be a giant leap... however, you have to start somewhere rather than constantly procrastinating and delaying. Just don't think about it and just do it.
I know, you're thinking this is easier said than done. I am living proof. You have to eventually let your walls down and convince yourself. One thing I found myself doing a lot was evaluating what others do. Think about how they started... similar to your situation right? So now, what makes you different to them? If they can do it, so can you! 'Till this day I still use this phrase and it helps to keep me calm.
Step 3: This is the tricky one, Now, going back to what you may have done in the 1st step, you need to take this further, whether it is showcasing your talents or joining the debate team. Remember that no-body is perfect. Honestly, internalise this because if someone does make a comment, just remember they are only insecure themselves. This may take some time to do this but you will be able to eventually. For all these steps to work you have to be willing to go the extra mile, your friends will be there to support you no matter what :)
If you would like to ask me any personal questions, feel free to message me privately xo
Thanks for reading :)