Welcome back to the new and improved Kisses NYC! I am so so excited to finally show you guys all the changes and get back into posting! First of all, my fashion posts are going to include a theme to them, this first one being confidence. Also, I changed my theme and logo and I am incredibly happy with the results. I hope you guys will enjoy the blog as much as I do now. I know I am back a week early, but I could not keep myself away. So, let’s get into the post :)
Self love is one of the most important things to achieve in a lifetime. Only then will you reach your highest potential and truly be happy. I have struggled with my confidence ever since I was 9. As a child, you don’t realize that there are so many things that could be “wrong” with you. Everyone is friends with each other, and no one has a care in the world. Eventually, everyone changes and suddenly you see that there is more to your appearance than your hair and eye color. Your nose is too big, your eyes too small. You don’t have a perfect smile, or your eyebrows are uneven.
I am slowly coming to terms with who I am, and I realize now that I never will be anyone else, so I need to love myself. Everyone is beautiful, and everyone is special. I know you have probably heard that a million times but it really is true and I have just begun to realize that. There are billions of people on the earth, and billions more before us, but none of them will ever be exactly the same as you. Once you realize just how amazing you are, and give yourself credit for the things you do have, you will be so much happier. I guarantee this 100%.
You may be wondering, so how do I become more confident? Start by seeing the beauty in yourself. I know there is a voice inside your head whispering tons of negative things to you, but trust me, you are the only one who sees those things. Try to start complimenting yourself, or naming the good things about you. Confidence shines so bright and everyone can see it. However, there is a fine line between arrogance and confidence, so don’t overdo it.
Recently, I am experimenting with my style more and more and I wear a few bold outfits here and there, mostly on the weekends. But I try to keep my head high and stop thinking about others’ opinions. In this outfit, I mixed 3 similar colors which I usually try to avoid, but I really like the results. Fashion is a statement of who you are, so be proud of your personality, and show it off by the clothes you wear!
Also, don’t sell yourself short. You have so much potential in you that is waiting to be released. So let that side of you out because you have so much to offer to the world. Your insecurities are holding you back from what you could be. Don’t hold back anything inside of you because you are afraid. That will be your biggest regret in the future. You don’t want to look back on life and see that you never actually lived.
And finally, if you are unhappy with yourself, then do something about it. If you are unhappy with your body, don’t just complain about it. That is what I realized I need to do. I always talk about how I wish I had a nicer body, but then I come home and watch Netflix for hours. But recently, I have been spending at least 30 minutes on working out a day to achieve what I want. You won’t receive anything unless you work for it. Of course, I am not saying you have to change to love yourself, but it might help if you feel better.
There is no such thing as “perfect” and you can always change if you want to, but do it for yourself, and to make yourself happy, not ever for anyone else.
Don’t try to change yourself and be someone you are not. Everyone deals with different things in their lives and we don’t always see the things that go on behind closed doors. You may think that someone has the perfect life but they go through difficult times just like everyone. Be your own person and do what you want to do, not what others expect in society.
My last tip: Just let go off those insecurities and let out your inner self. You will feel like you are on top of the world.
So remember, like Marilyn Monroe said: “We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. And so are regrets.”