Take Your Power Back

Self-esteem is what you think about yourself. It is your opinion of yourself.

Your level of self-esteem reflects how much you love, value, and believe in yourself.

In my experience, healthy self-esteem means that you like yourself, flaws, and all. You encourage yourself, your self-talk is positive, and you believe in your decisions and choices. You treat yourself like you would treat your best friend, and you sure as hell have your own back. You are not overly concerned about other people’s opinions of you, and you know that your own validation is what matters most. Because truly, other people can think the world of you, and tell you so, but unless you believe in yourself, you will always feel insecure under the surface. And worst of all, if you depend on other people’s validation, and those people decide to take their validation away, you will be left feeling worthless. Don’t let anyone ever have that power over you.

Take Your Power Back

In the words of Steve Maraboli-

“I appreciate people’s opinions, but I am not attached to them. I learned a long time ago that if I give them the power to feed me, I also give them the power to starve me.” ~ Steve Maraboli

Believe in yourself. Take your power back.

Your affirmation today is: ‘I love, approve, and believe in myself.’ (Say it three times and feel it)

Wishing you a great day or night – wherever you are in the world!

Thanks for reading our blog, we hope you enjoyed it.

Wishing you an abundance of all things good.

Confidently Introverted®

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Why express gratitude? How can a gratitude practice change your life?
A daily gratitude practice can help to keep our minds in balance by reminding us to notice and appreciate all of the good things that are occurring in our lives and is especially helpful when we are going through tough times. A gratitude practice is not about toxic positivity and ignoring that we may be going through challenging events that really suck, it’s about seeing the positives and light in dark times, all of which help us to make it through and to keep going. For example – who’s helping us, who’s hugged us, who’s supported us, who made us feel loved, who messaged us? Which are all examples of love and support that we should appreciate and feel grateful for in good times and in bad times.
Regularly expressing gratitude trains our minds to see the positive side of life, and to focus on the good things that are occurring for us that we may have otherwise overlooked. A gratitude practice can help you to develop a new and positive perspective about your life, which in turn can increase your happiness, motivation, resolve, and change your life for the better. As a breast cancer and natural disaster survivor, I know that there is always, always, always something to be grateful for, and a gratitude practice helped me to get through my worst days, even if all I wrote down for one day was a hug from my little girl (daughter).

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Today’s self-esteem tip:

Our self-esteem tip for you today is to remember to never let anyone dim your light. Believe in yourself and be proud of yourself. Your inner trust and belief in yourself will bring you confidence, peace of mind, and happiness. Shine bright. Always.💖

Wishing you a great day or night – wherever you are in the world!

Thanks for reading our blog, we hope you enjoyed it.

Wishing you an abundance of all things good.

Kindest regards,

Confidently Introverted®

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Set Your Own Agenda

Good morning everyone,

Today I realised that if we don’t set our own agenda every single day, someone else may set our agenda for us.

For example, your agenda could be as simple as deciding to take a walk, or visit a place.

If you do not make a conscious decision to allocate time for what you want, and say yes to you, someone else will probably decide how you spend your time.

This could happen in a number of ways but I have set out an example below.

Your agenda is deciding to go for a walk, and you want someone else to join in on your agenda, but they can’t make up their mind if they want to be involved so you hang around waiting for them to make a decision if they will accompany you or not. You end up doing nothing because they either did not get back to you, or they stuffed you around making up their mind and it was too late to go. You could have done something great that would have fuelled your passion, peaked an interest, made you happy or made you feel reinvigorated, but you ended up staying on the couch, or getting stuck inside your house all day because you let the other person set your agenda.

If you often find yourself at the mercy of other people’s agendas, then it’s time to set your own agenda every day. Don’t wait around for others if they are disinterested, or not really happy about being pulled away from what they want to to do. Agendas work both ways. By all means still ask people if they want to join you, but give a timeframe for an answer. Be Assertive. Make a decision to set your agenda and stick to it. Don’t miss out. In life, we get to set our own agenda every single day. We can put our priorities and needs on our agenda and stick to it, or we can be swayed by others that may not have our best interests at heart. This is usually not done out of malice, but because our agendas don’t always match with the agendas of others. Do not be afraid to do things on your own.

Instead of missing out, make a commitment to go after what you want, and do what you want. When we are calling the shots in our own lives we feel more empowered and this leaves us with less regrets and the accumulated feeling of a life well lived.

Have a great day or night wherever you are in the world.

Thanks for reading my blog, I hope you enjoyed it. I welcome your feedback in the comments.

Wishing you an abundance of all things good.

Kindest regards,

Confidently Introverted®

Don’t forget our beautiful Love Yourself, You Are Beautiful: Gratitude Journal is now available to purchase worldwide through Amazon, so you know that you are buying through a trusted and reputable site.

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Get Your Hopes Up!

Good evening, everyone,

I hope you’re all doing great.

Today, when I was sitting at my computer, creating my daily social media post for you all, I was thinking about my childhood and teenage years.

When I was a kid, I was always told to not get my hopes up about the possibility of something working out how I was hoping it would. I was told to not get excited about the possibility of something great happening because, I was always told, ‘It might not happen’.

I truly think the intentions behind what I was told, were to try to protect me, and to lessen any possible disappointment in the event of a let-down, instead of a celebration.

So, I grew up, not allowing myself to get my hopes up, not allowing myself to get excited about things that I hoped might work out, or could possibly come true for me. I didn’t allow myself to feel excited that something could be a yes instead of a no, just in case it was a no, and just in case it didn’t work out. Just in case. Just in case. Don’t get your hopes up.

The thing is, whether we allow ourselves to be excited in anticipation – or not, doesn’t change the outcome, nor does it minimize any potential disappointment in the end, anyway.

Sometimes, whatever will be – will be, no matter what our attitude is towards it in the interval of not knowing. Being excited about a possibility, being numb to it, or even being negative about it and thinking the worst, often doesn’t change the outcome, but it does affect our mood and our overall happiness in the present moments and in the journey towards the outcome.

I think what happens when we allow ourselves to not get our hopes up and not get excited, is that we are stealing our own joy, dreams, and imagination. We are conditioning ourselves to think the worst, always prepare for the worst outcome, and always think that it won’t work out just in case we might be disappointed in the end.

And that’s the thing,

What if it does work out?

What it if happens how you are hoping it will?

What if it is a yes?

What if turns out better than you ever expected it could, or better than you ever imagined?

What if?

What if you allow yourself to get excited?

What if you allow yourself to get your hopes up?

What I think would happen if you adopted this hopeful attitude is:

  • I bet you would feel better and happier in between the interval of not knowing the outcome.
  • I bet you would smile more, I bet you would have more passion.
  • I bet you would daydream more.
  •  I bet you would let your imagination have free rein.
  • I bet your imagination would be filled with more positives and possibilities.

Wouldn’t it be better to feel this way, while waiting for your outcome or answer?

Then, when your outcome works out positive, not only will you be ecstatic to celebrate the outcome, but you will also have experienced joy in the journey, and joy in the wait.

If your outcome ends up not being what you were hoping for, is not what you expected, or the answer is no, then allow yourself to feel your disappointment, feel your sadness, and feel your feelings fully. These feelings are real and valid.

My point is, on the journey towards your outcome, it is nicer to feel joy and optimism – it is healthier, more rewarding, and holistically better for you when you choose to allow yourself to get excited, get your hopes up, and think the best.

What will you choose?

Have a great day or night wherever you are in the world.

Thanks for reading my blog, I hope you enjoyed it. I welcome your feedback.

Wishing you an abundance of all things good, and many positive outcomes.

Kindest regards,

Confidently Introverted®

Don’t forget our beautiful Love Yourself, You Are Beautiful: Gratitude Journal is now available to purchase worldwide through Amazon, so you know that you are buying through a trusted and reputable site.

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Love Yourself, You Are Beautiful: Gratitude Journal – Now Available

Hello beautiful woman,

After many months of working hard behind the scenes, we are so excited to announce the arrival of our newly published – Love Yourself, You Are Beautiful: Gratitude Journal.

Why express gratitude? How can a gratitude practice change your life?

A daily gratitude practice can help to keep our minds in balance by reminding us to notice and appreciate all of the good things that are occurring in our lives.

Regularly expressing gratitude trains our minds to see the positive side of life, and to focus on the good things that are occurring for us that we may have otherwise overlooked. A gratitude practice can help you to develop a new and positive perspective about your life, which in turn can increase your happiness, motivation, resolve, and change your life for the better.

How to use this Journal.

After taking a few minutes at night to self-reflect on your day, write down one to three of the most memorable, and positive moments that you experienced.

What makes our journal unique?

Our journal is designed to give you space to succinctly and concisely write down, one to three of the most meaningful moments that you felt grateful for during your day.

To help to keep your mindset positive, boost your self-confidence, and keep you focused on self-love, our journal contains inspiring, empowering, and motivating statements throughout the pages – and helps you to remember that you are perfect, beautiful, and enough, exactly as you are!

The inspiring affirmations and positive statements remind you to believe in yourself, love yourself, and live your best life. Unique heart graphics adorn the pages. Our journal is perfect for busy women that would like to participate in a regular gratitude practice but feel they may not have the time to participate each day – but because our journal is created to be concise, and to record one to three memorable moments each day, it can be completed in minutes. It makes a beautiful gift for a friend, mother, sister, aunty or teenage daughter!

This gratitude journal is a 6-month gratitude journal and is not predated so you can start it at any time. In years to come, it will become a treasured keepsake.

Experience first-hand just how powerful, transformative, and life-changing practicing gratitude can be!

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Thanks for reading my blog! Keep on loving and valuing yourself, Love Confidently Introverted® xx

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Be Yourself, You’re Beautiful – Exactly As You Are!

Confidence comes with self-love and self-acceptance, and nothing is more beautiful than a woman who truly loves, accepts, and believes in herself.

Today, consciously make a decision to love yourself, accept yourself, and love every part of you. Your validation is the only validation you need. You live in your body, so love it, every part of it right now. Too often we allow outside influences to impact our lives, and how we feel. It stops today, okay! You can be negative towards yourself, and make yourself miserable, or you can be loving, kind, and supportive to yourself and feel good. Stop berating yourself, and comparing yourself to others. We are all different, and there is no one definition of beauty. You are beautiful and perfect exactly as you are. Don’t allow perceptions and opinions of other people to lower your self-confidence, because all that matters is your own opinion of yourself. You believe what you tell yourself, so tell yourself positive, kind, and loving thoughts today, – so that you feel good and happier. Every positive thought you tell yourself adds up to a happier life in the long run.

Your affirmations today are: ‘I love and approve of myself.’ ‘I am beautiful and perfect exactly as I am.’ ‘I love my body’ Read them three times! and commit them to mind!

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”

~ Maya Angelou

Be body positive, and love your body!

Thanks for reading my blog, beautiful woman! Keep loving and valuing yourself, and have a truly super day! Love Confidently Introverted® xx

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Confidently Introverted® Mission Statement

Here at, Confidently Introverted® we believe that every woman has the ability to love and believe in herself. Our mission is to promote self-love, and self-acceptance, so that you aim to see yourself as beautiful and perfect exactly as you are. We believe that when a woman loves and believes in herself, her self-confidence skyrockets. 💖

“The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.”

~ Blake Lively

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