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How To Gain Confidence In Your Appearance

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Is confidence  in your appearance lacking?


Have you found yourself looking back at past photographs of yourself and yearning to be that person once again?

Perhaps you have slowly lost confidence in your appearance over the years.

Many people struggle to maintain the same level of confidence in their appearance they had when they were younger.

It may be that everyday life got in the way of self-care. Perhaps, you have not been following fashion trends. As the years pass, you may find you have neither the time or energy to devote to your looks. But, it does not need to be this way.

Making changes that improve your self-esteem and give you the confidence to feel great can enhance your life in many ways.

It is possible to rebuild your self-confidence and feel great about yourself once again.


Let’s get started.


Many people shy away from spending time on their appearance as they don’t want to seem shallow or self-absorbed. But, there is nothing wrong with taking the best care of how you look. The way you perceive your appearance can have such a positive impact on your confidence, so devoting some time to it is well worth the effort. Here are some tips to help boost your confidence in your appearance and feel great:


Change the Things You Dislike


Feeling confident in your appearance is all about accepting yourself and your uniqueness.


There is no one on earth exactly the same as you. This is what makes you so special. #selflove #selfcompassion Click To Tweet


Accepting what makes you unique does not mean that there are some things that are sensible to change.

Changing what you do not like can have a positive impact on your self-confidence. For example, if you feel self-conscious about your teeth, you can work on that. Enhancing your smile with dental implants could provide the boost you need to feel confident.  For me, I gave mail order teeth whitening a try. Yes, that is me in the picture. As well, I have some issues that I am correcting with Invisalign. Those are a mixture of needed changes for health but also some vanity mixed in.


Focus on Your Health


When it comes to feeling great about your appearance, making changes that enhance your looks and improve your health are especially beneficial. Feeling fit and healthy can significantly improve your self-perception and help you feel great on both the inside and the outside. Eating foods that nourish you, getting the right amount of sleep, and staying hydrated will help you naturally look like the best version of yourself.


Finding a form of exercise you love is also helpful to improve your self-esteem. Physical activity can be a beneficial way to improve your confidence levels and help you feel better about your body. So, finding an exercise you enjoy and making it part of your routine will provide you with many benefits.


Don’t Save Anything for Best


Do you find yourself putting off wearing certain clothes and telling yourself you are saving them for a special occasion? If so, you have probably noticed these items are never worn. When it comes to confidence, dressing in a way that makes you feel great is essential to improve your self-esteem. Forget about saving clothes for best! Wear them today and see what a difference it makes to your confidence levels.


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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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38 thoughts on “How To Gain Confidence In Your Appearance”


    I agree, eating healthily, drinking enough water, and getting sleep are important. If we feel healthy it helps boost confidence.

  2. Self-acceptance is something I struggles with for a long time. Until I learned about affirmations and chose to accept my flaws. I tell myself every morning that I am beautiful and that I love myself.

  3. Thank you for reminding us to focus on our health. I agree with you that staying fit can help make us confident not to mention when we exercise we get happy hormones which improve our self-esteem.

  4. Blair Villanueva

    My self-confidence comes from my philosophy that I can do things that others can’t do, and I should not shy away. Loving ourselves is a priority.

  5. Since the pandemic happened, I changed a lot. I loved myself more and yeah, still tried to make sure I am mentally okay and one of it is feel beautiful even if I am just at home.

  6. Great Tips! I think some people underestimate how feeling confident about your appearance is important. I have always made it a priority to upkeep my appearance because its a form of self care for me.

  7. I think we all have these types of concerns about our appearance, especially as we get older. Staying in good physical shape is key. You can keep yourself feeling and looking younger than your years if you pay attention to what you eat and get a good amount of exercise.

  8. For me it’s been about prioritising health and also focusing on exercise. I think the two together really help to boost confidence and self esteem about the way you feel and look.

  9. Yes to focusing on your health. Sometimes you don’t need to have a super fancy skincare or makeup routine. As long as you take care of your health, your beauty glow will come naturally.

  10. Focusing on your health is key when you’re trying to better your appearance. When you’re healthier, you look and feel better all the way around.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.