8 Habits of Confident Women

f word to live by May 18, 2022

Confidence! What does that word mean to you? Do you feel it?

If you feel scattered and confused, unprepared for life’s unexpected situations – then you probably don’t have it. If you aren’t calm or steady – you probably don’t have it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve it.
Have you used the pandemic to reinvent yourself? Or has the pandemic left you wondering who you are and how to navigate the world? Post COVID will have other hurdles to overcome and it’s important to be confident, resilient and prepared to handle whatever happens.

Today I’m giving you eight habits I see in confident women. Several of these are from personal experience. Several I see in other confident women and I still work on myself. Which ones speak to you?

  1. Choose your friends wisely. Confident women know when to walk away from others that bring them down. There are such things as toxic friendships that can harm you more than help you. Have you heard the phrase “People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime? When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.” It is okay to let a toxic friendship go and you can do it with love but without apology.
  2. Hang out with other confident women. Surround yourself with women who inspire you, challenge you and lift each other up. Women who succeed in life, who live joyfully and who are happy to lift up others, feel confident.
  3. Focus on what you want. Expect good things to happen. If you want things to be different then you need to show up differently. Are you giving attention to what you desire or giving it to the absence of your desire? What you think about you bring about – positive or negative. Think carefully about your thoughts.
  4. Dedicate time to your priorities. If you are saying you don’t have time for yourself then you aren’t making it a priority. Self-trust is built by telling yourself the truth. What do you value? If you value health and happiness then make the time to work on it. Each day move in the direction of what you desire. Over time you build confidence by working on what you value.
  5. Don’t fear failure. If you fail so what? What are you afraid to feel by failing? We are resilient ladies – so what if it doesn’t work out. Try again. Try another way. The difference between success and failure is how you accept the failure. Fail forward. Learn from it. What do you have to lose? Time, money, pride? It’s up to you to unlock your extraordinary potential and it might take a few tries. Confident women go after it.
  6. Try new things. Speaking of fear – I felt it when this past August I flew with my husband to Germany to go on a motorcycle trip through Germany and Austria. Traveling during Covid was stressful and I wasn’t sure how much I would enjoy being on the back of a motorcycle for a week. Wow – what an experience. And what a great experience to talk about. I’m ready to try something else new. Any suggestions? And don’t say skydiving – that will never happen – lol.
  7. Navigate the world with mindfulness. It takes courage and confidence to purposefully live in the moment. We tend to live in the past or are constantly thinking about the future. When talking to others to truly be interested not just interesting.
  8. Act as if it is already yours. This is something I teach the first week of my Confident Woman Recipe online course. We do a lot of future- self thinking. My next Confident Woman Recipe Course starts June 6. I am so over the top excited about this. This simple RECIPE gives you step by step weekly instructions for being your best self. You are what you Eat & Drink, Wear and Think.

Which habit will you start working on today? Confidence is priceless. We all have areas of our lives that could use a confidence boost. If you are feeling the nudge to participate in my next online Confident Woman Recipe course, please email me or go to my website www.fwordstoliveby.com for more information.

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m Possible. – Audrey Hepburn