5 Keys to Go From Feeling Awkward to Confident
July 1st, 2013 by Katie Morton
I had a strange experience earlier this year. In a relatively short period of time, I went from feeling awkward and uncomfortable in my own skin – for much of my life I’d felt this way – to feeling strong, secure, and confident. I now enjoy a sense of knowing that I’m enough, that I’m perfect just the way I am, flaws and all.
I did an awful lot of research, and there were so many changes I made in order for this to happen, so it’s not exactly a mystery to me. However, the strange experience I had occurred when I read a book by Brené Brown called The Power of Vulnerability; I realized I’d put into practice every single thing she’d written about. It was like reading a neat summary of the changes I’d put into practice in my life.
I wrote a post for TLC about the book and about 5 (of the many) changes that have boosted my self-confidence and feelings of peace and happiness. Stick around here long enough and more will be revealed, but you will see by the below list that these aren’t quick fixes or insta-cures — these changes take time, attention, and dedication.
Here’s a list of 5 changes I blogged about:
1. Let go of what people think; be authentic.
2. Have self-compassion; let go of perfectionism.
3. Trade numbing and powerlessness for resilience and hope.
4. Let go of the need for certainty; cultivate intuition and trust faith.
5. Cultivate creativity; let go of comparison.