As we welcome 2021, it’s important to look at where you struggled in 2020 and try to do better in the next year. There’s no guarantee that 2021 will be perfect, and we can’t even say that things will be back to normal, but what you can do is be more confident and intentional in everything you do.
With a shift in your perspective, you can take whatever 2021 has in store and react with grace.
Stick to a color palette
Dressing up is one of the greatest struggles for everyone. And this is also one of the easiest ways to build confidence. However, you will not find it easy if you’re facing a closet overflowing with clothes that may or may not fit you. It’s also hard to put an outfit together when you need to consider all the colors of the rainbow. If there’s one aspect of your life that could use a little minimalism, it’s your wardrobe. And this isn’t to say you need to trim down the number of items. Just be mindful of the colors you buy, and stick to a palette you know you always turn to when you’re in a hurry. Going with neutral pieces can drastically shorten the time you spend trying to mix and match.
Re-order your essentials
Take a look at your vanity. Then, ask yourself which products you love using. Chances are, there are items or brands that you’ve purchased more than once because they work with your skin perfectly. This is an opportunity for you to practice confidence by simply going to your purchase history and reordering these essentials. You already know how they work on your skin, so you won’t have to stress about them not being perfect. You also know that you will use them often, which eliminates the worry that you’re only wasting money. Do this for everything you’re sure of, whether you have to buy face mask online or buy a set of hair care products from a local shop.
Learn to ask for help
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness; in fact, it can be a sign of strength and confidence. You’re acknowledging that a problem is beyond your reach and you need other people for it. It’s also a sign that you’re not overconfident. By reaching out to your team, you’re showing them that you would like to stay on good terms with them, and that you value their contribution to the group. All of these qualities make you a good team-player and leader, and when they need help, they will also turn to you for your expertise. Building this collaborative working environment shows that you have a clear purpose, and that’s the foundation of confidence.
Being confident doesn’t mean you’re perfect or that you can stand alone. It’s still good to remember that no man is an island. When you do need to make decisions, whether for your personal or professional life, be intentional. That’s the hallmark of true confidence.