As a woman, you get judged more than men do. There is a reason for that.
Women are the weaker sex. They have to carry a lot of extra weight, do a lot of housework, and face a lot of issues related to discrimination and sexual harassment.
These may sound like sexist stereotypes but the reality is that you don’t need to go far to find women in fields like journalism, acting, modeling, entertainment, and healthcare who face blatant discrimination every day because being a woman is still a negative stereotype.
The average woman works harder than her male counterparts, according to a survey conducted by McKinsey & Company.
And, although working moms do get paid more than the average woman, the mother is still paid about 20% less than the father.
Even with these facts in mind, many stereotypes have to do with how we can feel as women. Below are a few of the most common ones:
Tattoos, being shy, being flamboyant, having a high voice, being sexy, having long nails, and many more are all seen as negative traits.
It is very much justified that women, and even men, have their insecurities, but the way to overcome these insecurities is to just learn to use confidence instead of being insecure about them.
1. Visualize yourself as the best
In our society, where so much emphasis is put on appearances, constantly telling yourself how good you look can make you seem vain and shallow.
Visualizing yourself as the best and happiest version of yourself can not only make you feel more confident but will also boost your self-esteem.
To visualize yourself being the best version of yourself, visualize yourself in a position that you aspire to reach in the future.
Imagine how powerful you will feel when you achieve that goal, and visualizing this every day will help you achieve that goal.
2. Find your iconic bodybuilder
Physique is one of the things men have a huge advantage over women when it comes to.
Women are usually judged more for their body shape rather than how muscular they are. However, most women can still work on the way they look, including weight training.
To be more confident and to work on the way your body looks, you must start with the people you admire.
After identifying a bodybuilder or a fitness model who you look up to, take that person’s Instagram profile picture and take it as your personal Instagram profile picture.
By wearing their picture as your own Instagram profile picture, it will help you improve your body image and confidence, which can help you overcome your insecurities.
3. Make yourself beautiful in your head
When you go out into the world, most of the time you will be distracted by other things like work, what you are thinking about, who you are talking to, what other people are saying, what you are thinking about or what you are saying.
If you can block out all those distractions and turn yourself into a beautiful person who you want other people to see, that makes you more confident, and it will also make you more attractive.
If you can’t completely avoid other people’s distractions and you still get distracted by it, at least put on something that you like.
But if you can’t find something that you like, just wear something that makes you feel like the best version of yourself, because that’s what matters.
4. Treat yourself with respect
When you give yourself the same respect you would give to someone else, you will automatically feel more confident.
Show others respect even if you don’t respect them back. Always put others’ needs before your own.
Treat yourself the way you would treat someone you love.
Treat yourself with the respect you would expect from a close friend or a relative.
5. Master a new skill
There are a lot of different skills that you can learn, and if you master one, you will automatically feel more confident.
If you have been practicing badminton or tennis for a long time but you have never gotten good at it, maybe it’s time to start.
Have you been wanting to learn how to paint but never did? Or maybe you want to learn how to play the piano but you have never tried to.
Or maybe you wanted to learn how to build a website but you never gave it a try.
No matter what it is that you want to learn, just set a goal and work towards it. There are tons of videos and websites to help you learn new skills, you just have to put in the effort.
6. Do something you love doing
Doing something you love doing will help you feel more confident because it makes you more motivated.
In the same way that when you do something you love, you can’t wait to do it again, you can’t wait to get back to doing it.
Your moods will improve, and you will feel happier.
You will also feel like you can tackle the world because that’s how you will feel when you do something you love.