Life is too short not to love yourself. This is coming from a woman that has learned to be confident and love every inch of her body. I am not talking about when I am wearing makeup or beautiful clothes, but loving myself with all my imperfections. People tell me I’m confident! I agree, but the road to self-confidence has not been an easy one I must confess. There were times when I didn’t feel good enough, pretty enough, or cool enough. Everything has changed, because I decided that I had only one life to live and I must make the best of it.

Unfortunately, low confidence is something that many women can relate to and deal with on the daily basis.Which is why I’m excited to partner with the Ontario Dental Association to share with you 3 ways to build your confidence.

3 WAYS TO BE MORE CONFIDENT

A lot of us go through periods in our lives when we don’t feel confident. We scroll through our screens and tell ourselves ” I wish I had her confidence “.

I am here to tell you that you can!

STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.

Doing things you won’t normally do is one of the first steps toward becoming more confident. Many years ago, I would have never been caught starting a conversation with someone I’ve never met or standing in the crowd posing for photos. The nature of my job and my willingness to step outside of my comfort zone have made that possible. Challenge yourself to learn new skills, go to new places and make new friends because the best kind of growth only happens outside of your comfort zone.

MAINTAIN A HEALTHY SMILE

Feeling confident when you smile is such an important step in your confidence journey. When you walk in a room the first feature everyone notices is your smile. For that reason, I give as much time to my oral hygiene as I do to my skin and hair. Rinsing, brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist are all ways I use to maintain my beautiful smile. Many of us are a little apprehensive when it comes to dental appointments, but it can make a huge difference to our oral health. I would rather spend a little time and money now on prevention and save a lot later.

What better way to start your oral health journey than to find a list of dentists in your area which you can do using your postal code right on the Ontario Dental Association’s website.

CELEBRATE YOURSELF

A large percentage of low self-esteem comes from negative thoughts. I used to spend so much time complaining about things that are not going so well in my life. Now, I understand that in order to live the life I want, I have to celebrate myself, and what I’ve achieved. While you are at it, don’t forget to celebrate everything that makes you special. Your beautiful face, personality, long/short eyelashes, your hair, your long/short legs. Just celebrate you!

This post is in partnership with the Ontario Dental Association. All opinions are 100% mine. Thank you for supporting the partners that make this blog possible!