When you have had something bad happen in your life, that is usually when it is hardest to find confidence. If you are living with cancer there are so many things to worry about and feeling good about yourself might be the last thing on your list of things to do, but it shouldn’t be. Here are a few simple things that could help you feel beautiful, strong, and happy today.
If your health permits, get some exercise. Just going for a walk can be enough to boost your mood and make you feel more confident. Being physically active will boost your endorphins, or happy hormones, and will help you walk with your head held a little higher.
Volunteer. Helping other people makes you feel better about yourself because you know that, even when you are going through some of the hardest times of your life, you are giving back to others. Sometimes confidence has nothing to do with looks and everything to do with feeling good about who you are.
Go shopping. Sure, it’s cliché, but having new clothes to wear, even if it is to the grocery store, makes you feel better about yourself. After a few compliments you will be feeling more confident than ever.
If you can’t afford a nice new outfit, wear one you already have. Nothing beats new clothes, except an old favorite. The next time you have to run errands wear something that makes you feel beautiful. Choose a dress that you haven’t worn in a while or a pair of shoes that dress up the clothes you wear every day. It will make you feel more confident knowing that you look great and didn’t spend a penny.
Have a spa day. You could go get your hair and nails done, get a facial, a massage, or you could have an at-home spa day. Whatever you choose, pampering yourself is a great way to find your confidence.
These simple additions to your life could make the difference between a really hard day and one that makes you feel more confident than you have in weeks. You deserve it.