15 Tips to Help Boost Your Self Confidence

Hey everyone!

I hope you all are doing amazing given the circumstances. Life here in Jersey City has been going okay. The weekend here was gorgeous so needless to say we were spending as much time as we could outside! I have been doing a lot of self-reflection about confidence especially since I have been living in leggings with my hair in a bun for the past 2 months. I thought we could all use a little confidence boost to brighten our spirits especially during this weird time when we are all feeling like hermits staying inside all day. I know some of these tips might sound repetitive or maybe a little cliche but these are just some little things you can do to help boost your self-confidence every day!

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1. Dress Up

You don’t have to go full suit and tie or anything, but changing out of your sweatpants and hoodie can really make an impact on how you see yourself. Throwing on a pair of high-waisted loose fit jeans and a cute t-shirt and you’ll see yourself in a whole new light!

2. Positive Affirmations

I know every article you have probably been reading always says this, but it’s crazy what a little positive talk can do to help boost your confidence on days where you feel at a new low. Some examples can include, ” I love my body and everything it does for me,” or ” I am a fearless woman,” or ” I will do amazing things today.” Saying a few small phrases before starting your day or throughout the day can really bring a boost to your mood throughout the day.

3. Kill the negativity

I can be the worst offender when it comes to saying negative things about myself. When you surround yourself with negative images or people you can start to feel less confident in who you are. Try unfollowing accounts on IG who make you feel self-conscious about your body/personality or cut ties with people in your life who put a damper on your confidence. As a blogger, I follow a lot of people with perfectly curated Instagram posts, but I have chosen to unfollow those accounts who promote an image that I don’t necessarily want to see every day on my feed. Nothing against those other influencers, but I have personally found it to be better for my confidence to follow accounts who promote body positivity or fun/positive vibes on their page. The same thing goes for people, if you want to live in confidence, then you need to surround yourself with influences who build you up instead of making you feel inferior!

4. You can change your perspective

Maybe there are some things about yourself that you would love to change whether it be physically or personality-wise but you may not be able to change those things in real life. I know this might sound crazy, but I read an article that said to mentally photoshop yourself and it really stuck with me. If you are unable to physically change the way you see yourself, then why not try and mentally make yourself the “perfect” version of yourself.

5. Be kind and generous

When you give to other people who are in need, it definitely has an impact on how you will see yourself. Giving back is good for the soul so go out there and make someone’s day!

6. Accept your “imperfections”

Are there things I wish I could change about myself? Absolutely! But I have come to accept the parts of myself that I may not be able to change. Any time I am feeling down about myself whether it’s physically or personality-wise, Nick always reminds me to “rock what I got,” so that’s exactly what I do! Speaking on a physical note, I may never be able to change my wide hips, but I will rock what I got and love my body for everything it does for me.

7. Surround yourself with positive influences

This basically goes with getting rid of the point of the negative influence point I made earlier. When you surround yourself with positive influencers on social media or in real life, you feel better about yourself because of the good influence they give you!

8. Power pose it up!

You probably feel silly standing in front of a mirror and striking a pose to make you feel confident, but it has been proven to work in many situations when it comes to boosting self-confidence. Doing this can help you feel more aware of how you come across to others in your path. Maybe if power posing isn’t for you, the next time you are out and about, maybe try being more self-aware of your body language in certain situations can be a helpful tactic in giving you more confidence throughout your day!

9. Jam out

Every day before work (before quarantine) I always make it a must to play confidence generating playlist or podcasts in the morning. Dancing and jamming out to music that makes you feel excited and ready to attack the day just puts you in a confident mindset. Some of my favorite playlists are Confidence Boost, Mood Booster, or any playlist under the Mood category in Spotify!

10. Sweat out any frustrations

Whenever I’m feeling down about myself, the one thing that always helps is to do some form of physical activity. This could be anything from doing a full-body sweat sesh or going for a walk around your neighborhood. After you sweat out your discomforts, it can be a huge mood booster for the rest of your day.

11. Just say F*** it!

One thing that has really helped me with my confidence is just learning to not give a f*** about what people think about me! I know that it can be easier said than done and believe me there are some days where I can’t help but compare myself to others, but you are perfect the way you are and you are uniquely you. So don’t worry about what others are thinking about you because it’s not worth your time or energy!

12. Groom Yourself

When you walk around feeling gross then obviously your confidence isn’t going to be super high because you probably aren’t feeling your best. A small disclaimer, I think all of you reading this are beautiful just the way you are and you don’t need makeup or a fresh blowout every day to feel confident and beautiful. All I’m saying is that when you put a little effort into your appearance it can make all the difference compared to if you were just sitting lounging around all day in nothing but sweats and your hair in a knotted bun. There is no better feeling than walking around after just getting your hair done, eyebrows waxed, or throw on a little bit of makeup just to make yourself feel like a new human!

13. Do some soul searching

Last year I did some “soul searching” to try and figure out why I was feeling so down about myself and why little things that would happen would completely deplete my confidence. I really got to the root of all my insecurities and tried focused on trying to slowly heal myself from the inside out in order to help myself feel more naturally confident in my day to day life. This was definitely not an easy process and I am still working on it every day, but once you get to a root of a problem, it can be a little bit easier to build up your confidence every day!

14. Quit comparing yourself

This kind of goes hand in hand with the “just say f*** it” point I made. Once you stop comparing yourself to other people, you will be that much happier with yourself. Especially as females, we should be bringing each other up instead of judging and comparing one another.

15. You’re awesome, never forget that

Plain and simple! No one is ever allowed to dull your shine, so go out in the world and be the amazing person you are.

Again, I know that some of these points can sound a little cliche, but if any one of these points is something that you needed to hear today, then that is all the satisfaction I need from you reading this post. Confidence can come in waves, some days you are just going to be more confident than others, but I hope that some of these tips can help you get you to a place where you feel amazing about yourself in every aspect of the word. Share some of your tips and tricks below in the comments & I can’t wait to talk again next Tuesday!

XX,

Hannah Rose 

CAUSEBOX Spring Unboxing + Review

Hey everyone!

I hope you all are still staying safe and healthy at home. Things have been okay here in Jersey City. I feel like things have been getting boring life-wise here because being stuck inside all the time, not much has really been happening. I am so missing wearing normal clothes to work and getting dressed up to go out. It’s funny the things you start to miss when you have nowhere to be! The online shopping has been at an all time high since we’ve been in quarantine because it gives me something to look forward to every week. Don’t worry I haven’t bought anything lately, but I’m sure there will be more cool things to look forward to. One of the boxes I received (and was super excited about) was CAUSEBOX! If you haven’t heard of CAUSEBOX before, it’s a similar quarterly subscription box service like FabFitFun, except all of the products you receive in CAUSEBOX support small sustainable and charitable businesses around the globe. I came across their brand through a couple of unboxing videos on YouTube and they products that came in the box seemed like they would be way more my style and taste today. So, I gave their brand a shot and decided to do a little unboxing review for you all so you can get a first hand look at everything you could receive on a quarterly basis through the year! So with that all said, I hope you enjoy reading.

Pixie Mood Zoe Crossbody

When I first saw this in the box, I was completely in love! Not only is the material high quality but it is totally my style and the perfect simple addition to any outfit. The material is vegan leather (which we love) and it comes in a variety of colors including honey, black and gray!

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Bentgo Stackable Bento Box 

This box is not only aesthetically pleasing but it sustainably replaces single-use plastic alternatives and donates money to Feed the Children! I love products that have a cause and donate proceedings to charities. Overall the quality of the box is a great go-to for snacks on the go for work or trips. I do wish it could be a little bit larger, so it can hold a bit more, but overall I really love this product!

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Artisan Direct Sustainable Grocery Starter Kit 

One thing that I have become accustomed to since moving to the city has been the importance of reusable bags when it comes to shopping, grocery shopping to be specific. Everywhere you go you see people using reusable bags and these adorable knit sustainable grocery bags have been the perfect aesthetically pleasing way to shop around Jersey City. Definitley check out this brand and do your part to stop using plastic bags in your town!

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Earth Harbor Reparative Eye Cream 

I have been using this every morning and night and boy have I seen quite the improvement in my undereye issues! The product is super gentle on your skin, combines seaweed collagen, blue tansy, and plant oils to help replenish and restore the skin around your eyes. It has been super soothing under my eyes in the morning and this product helps keep everything tight and hydrated overnight. There has definitley been an improvement under my eyes since I have started using this product and I highly recommend for you to check out their business!

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Cardea Auset CALM Mood Mist 

This spray has been life saving when it comes to putting me asleep. It is lavender scented and one spray can go a long way! I have found this product to be super helpful in relaxing me before bed and helping my to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and ready to attack the day. Definitley a new must-have in my everyday routine!

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Fosterie Layered Gem Necklace 

I am not typically a gold jewelry kinda girl, but I will make the acception for this necklace! It is simple and goes with a lot of the items I have in my closet which is perfect for my everyday style. The necklace was specially made for Causebox, but Fosterie has a ton of other simple and unique jewelry pieces to shop from!

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Simple Self Daily Self-Care Planner 

This has been another product that I have been using every day since I received it. The planner is supposed to be a 13-week self care plan of action to help better your lifestyle day to day based on a self-care insight quiz you take in the beginning of the book! I have actually found this book to be super helpful in organizing my day to day life. It’s similar to what you would put into a bullet journal without having to draw everything out yourself! The layout and design of the journal is super cute and the the daily layout section every week has been amazing at keeping me in line with my goals/habits every day that I am shooting to accomplish! Highly recommend and you really can’t beat the price.

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I hope you all enjoyed reading this post. If you have a pretty similar style and product preference to me, then you definitley need to check out CAUSEBOX! Everything you receive has such a sweet message and business creating the products you see in every box. Let me know if you’d like me to do more CAUSEBOX unboxing and reviews in the comments below and I’d be happy to share more information on the subscription service with you all. I’ll talk to you all again next Tuesday!

XX,

Hannah Rose 

Latest Obsessions + May Goals 2020

Hey everyone!

It is officially the start of a new week and we are still stuck inside, but hey we are thriving and making it work every day. Lately, online shopping and treating myself has been real. A lot of new packages have been coming in since my birthday and I received lots of Amazon gift cards which have been put to good use, so I have a lot of new obsessions this month that I am so pumped to share with you all. I can’t believe it has already been 8 weeks in quarantine. I am honestly so shocked that this is all still going on, but I hope that everyone is taking proper precautions and trying to stay as safe and healthy as you can. Nick and I have been very healthy so far which is relieving to both of us, so no need to worry there! There really haven’t been any crazy life updates happening because life is kind of put on pause at the moment. We have started a little wedding planning, which is super exciting! Nothing is booked yet obviously because we are having a long engagement, but we have been gathering ideas, creating a guest list and budgeting out as much as we can for the time being. I will be sure to keep you guys updated as much as I can with what’s new with life and the wedding, so be sure to keep a close lookout. Let’s dive into this new post!

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Rayban Sunglasses 

I just received these super gorgeous hexagonal sunnies as part of a birthday gift from my parents and I am totally in love! They actually fit my face way better than my OG pair of Rayban sunglasses and are super modern and match my current style to a T.

Causebox 

I decided a few months ago that I would give the subscription box, Causebox a try just to try out a few new things and see if it is more my style. I have to say I am absolutely in love! Literally, all the products I received I have found a use for in my everyday life. The thing I really love about the products in the box is that they all have a ’cause’ around them, obviously. If you have been looking to try out a new subscription box that helps support small businesses/charities and provides you with chic new products to try, then you NEED to try Causebox!

Big Little Lies 

I know I am way late on watching this show, but ya girl doesn’t have HBO so I couldn’t watch it when it was popular. They put it on Hulu so I have been binging the first 2 seasons on my downtime which has been super addicting! The show is super captivating and all the actors and actresses in the show are amazing in their roles. If you need a new show to watch while stuck in quarantine, you definitely need to give this show a chance!

Two-Piece Jogger Sets 

Now that we are in quarantine, comfy has been the only way to describe my wardrobe choices during the day. While I’m working, I try to throw on a loose pair of jeans or a comfy jogger set! Honestly, I typically opt for the jogger set most days because I can be comfortable, but still feel productive during the day. Not only are these sets so cute to wear, they are the perfect go to for when you want to be cozy chic while working from home. Definitley check out Aerie and Target for some adorable tie-dye sets!

Noted By Nicole 

So one of my good friends has her own clothing customization brand titled Noted by Nicole and it is so amazing! I am not only so proud of my friend but the custom notes that she stitches on shirts are super sweet and the clothing pieces are so comfy and adorable. She made me an adorable cropped bleach tie-dyed sweatshirt that has the saying, “Grow Into Yourself,” stitched into the fabric. I definitely love it and if you need an adorable custom print to complete your closet, then you definitely should check out her IG page Noted By Nicole!

Now time for some goals: 

  • Start a new book while in quarantine
  • No more excuses when it comes to working out at home
  • Organize our living room
  • Have a romantic indoor date night
  • Learn a new skill for work

I hope you all enjoyed this post! I have a positive feeling that things are going to start getting better this month, so I’m really hoping I’m right about it. Summer is right around the corner folks and ya girl is not missing out on any beach time here on the east coast. Stay safe and healthy friends, I’ll talk to you next Tuesday!

XX,

Hannah Rose 

 

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