#mindfulmonday: confidence is the best outfit

Confidence is the best outfit. We’ve all heard this before, maybe in different words, but what does it mean?

When you have a smile on your face, your shoulders back, and your chin up, you exude confidence and you look your best, naturally.

Fashion, clothing, and self-esteem are so closely linked – the way you present yourself to the world is your own unique self-expression. Sure, clothing plays a role in confidence, but how you feel about yourself before the clothes is the most important part!

Here at HQ, we challenged ourselves to take a selfie documenting our no makeup challenge.

You’ve probably seen the buzz on Instagram or Twitter; celebs like Alicia Keys and Gwyneth Paltrow were among the first to take part in the movement, but now there are countless women posting bare-faced selfies.

In a world of consumerism of beauty & skin products, it is an extremely good, freeing feeling to post your bare face. No filter. It’s not easy for everyone and I understand that, but there are ways to work on your confidence! Remember that –

Perfection does not exist

We need to be grateful for having a body! We can dance, jump and run, and our bodies even heal themselves when we’re sick. Isn’t that amazing? These things matter, and we need to practice gratitude for them.

Embrace what you already love about yourself. 

We all have insecurities and things that “bother” us about ourselves, but we shouldn’t waste time focusing on them. Instead, focus on what you love about yourself – your hair, your hands, your quick wit. These are the things that make you uniquely you and different from the rest.

Replace criticism with affirmations 

We’re all human, and we have our ups and downs. Negative thoughts are bound to surface, and all we can do is keep sending ourselves loving and positive thoughts! What you think of yourself is more important than anyone else’s opinion, so every morning you should make time in your routine to practice positive affirmations.

We’re challenging you to take a no makeup selfie. Post it or not, just doing it feels good.

xox

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