Simple Ways To Feel More Confident In Time For Summer: Tips For Busy Mums

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Summer is a time for fun celebrations and spending time with your beloved family in the sunshine and clement weather.

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Even in the UK, we can expect a few weeks of sunshine and warm temperatures so that you can enjoy time outside and at fun parties.When you’re spending time with others and attending celebrations, it’s important that you feel confident in yourself. After all, confidence is one of the most attractive and beautiful qualities that you can have, but it can be difficult to achieve. It’s often particularly hard for mums to be confident, with studies showing that it can take up to 3 years for mums to regain their self-confidence. For many mums, it can take longer, particularly if you had your baby during or just before the pandemic, which was a highly stressful time for everyone.  Confidence isn’t just important for you either; it can be a great way to teach your children to love themselves too. Kids often pick up on and reflect their parents’ emotions, so you need to try to project self-confidence where possible. Still, this is easier said than done, and it’s not always easy to feel confident in yourself, especially when you’re busy taking care of your family.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of handy tips for busy mums looking to improve their self-confidence in time for the summer.

Focus On Loving Yourself

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Remember that confidence begins on the inside, and any look can be cool if you wear it with pride. So, before you start thinking of anything you can change about yourself, or any situation where you might not feel confident, you need to try to consider your mindset and how you can make the most of the style you have. Loving yourself and reminding yourself regularly that you are beautiful and happy can be a great way to improve your self-confidence. Try repeating positive affirmations of love to improve your confidence and remind you of how much you love yourself.

Surround Yourself With People Who Are Supportive

The people you see and speak to on a daily basis have a significant effect on your and your wellbeing. As such, if you want to improve your self-confidence, then you need to make sure that you surround yourself with people who are supportive and kind. If anyone in your life is being unsupportive and knocking your confidence, then talk to them about the issue. In many cases, it could simply be that they don’t realise the effect of their actions or speech. By letting them know, you can encourage them to change their ways. If they do know what they’re doing and the effect it has on others, or they’re not willing to acknowledge your feelings, then you should consider spending less time with them, to protect yourself and allow you to ensure that the people around you are supportive and loving.

Choose Small Things To Change

A small change can make a world of difference to your confidence, so try making adjustments to your wardrobe or beauty routine. A change can remind you of the past or make you feel fresh and new. As a busy mum, it can be easy to get into habits and stop exploring new ways to look great. Making small changes to your routine, such as wearing clothes that you don’t use often, or trying out a new make-up technique, can be a great way to shake things up and make yourself feel more confident. It might only be something tiny, such as putting on lipstick to run errands, but it can bolster your mood and help you to improve your everyday confidence. The more often you feel confident, the more likely you are to retain that feeling and enjoy it while you’re out and about during the summer months.

Consider Straightening Your Teeth

While pearly whites will always be in fashion, more recently, the focus has turned to how straight your teeth are. If you have crooked teeth, then you might want to consider straightening them in time for summer so that you can smile with confidence. Straight My Teeth offers clear aligners that can help you improve your smile, and they also have a handy guide to help explain the process to you. These solutions are simple and painless, so you’ll get the straight smile you desire in no time at all. Many of these tools can be worn at night, so they won’t interfere with your busy day taking care of your family. You’ll then be able to beam with confidence at any summer event, whether it’s an informal picnic in the park or a fancy summer wedding.

Update Your Wardrobe

If you’ve been wearing the same clothes since before your little one was born, or you’ve not had any new outfits in years, then now could be a great time to invest in a few new looks. They don’t have to be anything fancy; even a few new basic tank tops can be accessories with a favourite statement jacket. But these new items will make you feel like you’re wearing something fresh and give your wardrobe a much-needed lift. So, set aside some time and money to update your wardrobe and get some new clothes to make you look as good as you feel. Wardrobe staples in classic colours such as black, nude and white can be paired with almost anything, so consider using these to update and enhance your current selection of clothes.

Get A Little Professional Pampering

As a busy mum, you might not think you have the time to spend at a salon, but this can be a great thing for your self-confidence. Professional beauty salons can boost your confidence significantly, so you should carve out some time for yourself and get pampered. There are many beauty treatments to choose from, and even if you could do it yourself at home, consider whether it’s worth booking a professional to help. For example, while most mums file their own nails and slap on a quick coat of clear nail varnish, there’s no substitute for a professional manicure. Alternatively, if you’ve not had your hair dyed professionally for a while, then putting down the box dye and calling your hairdresser could be the perfect next step. These simple treatments could make a world of difference to how you look and feel, so consider booking yourself an appointment in time for the warmer weather.

Choose New Summer Accessories

In the warmer months, you’ll need different accessories, such as a beach bag, sunglasses and lighter shoes. Even if you already have a small selection in your wardrobe, it might be worth seeing if you can update them to freshen up your summer looks. Also, items such as sunglasses can lose their efficiency and stop protecting you from the sun after a while, so it could be time to find a replacement. Take the time to explore summer outfit trends to find new items that you’ll love and that will keep you looking cute and feeling comfortable as the temperature rises.

Summer is a great time for celebrations and for spending time with the ones you love while the weather is good. These tips should help you to feel confident and enjoy the best of the warm weather to come.

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