A Guide For Creating Your Own Identity (And Being Happy With It!)
When you’re trying to figure out who you are or gain a self-image that you’re happy and confident with, it can be very easy to be swayed or influenced by others. Especially with the power of social media, which presents unrealistic image goals daily. It can be tempting to attempt to reproduce images of other people you have seen or look up to, whether it’s trying to dress like them or doing your makeup in the same way.
However, real self-confidence and happiness come from simply being yourself and being content with that. Which, understandably, is easier said than done. So, here are some great ways you can try to be more aware of yourself and identity, and therefore embrace it.
Understand Your Likes and Dislikes
It’s natural to want to fit in with those around you, and this can sometimes mean pretending to like things which you don’t, or forcing yourself into situations you don’t want to be in. By taking the time to understand your likes and dislikes, you are on the right path to understanding yourself and being okay with it. If you like to spend time alone at home with a book instead of going out partying, accept and embrace that – you’ll be a lot happier for it (and you’ll save a lot of money!).
Knowing what your interests are and being honest with them also means you’re more likely to attract the right kind of people and make new friends with the same interests – rather than always being around people who like doing the things which you don’t.
Find Your Signature Scent
A sense of smell is a very powerful thing. Smells scan be associated with fond memories, and suddenly bring thoughts and emotions back. Having a signature perfume or scent which encompasses the smells you like means you can feel more confident with your identity. It may sound like a simple thing, but by wearing your signature scent during new, exciting experiences, you can easily be taken back to these positive memories whenever you smell the same way again.
Other people also associate a lot based on scent, which means a great scent will stick in the minds of others and be associated with you.
You can always try a few testers or buy discount fragrance at Maple Prime to find your next perfect scent.
Wear What You Feel Happy and Comfortable In
Confidence doesn’t come from a killer outfit that looks amazing by general beauty standards. Confidence comes from feeling utterly comfortable in what you choose to wear – whether it’s baggy, tight, flattering, unflattering, grey, or brightly colored. Real beauty and confidence ooze from a person who is happy in what they’re wearing. You could don a spectacular outfit, but if you don’t feel comfortable in it, it’ll show on your face – and that’s less attractive and will only make you shrink within yourself.
Wear what makes you happy – because your smile is the best thing you can wear!