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What Even Is Confidence?

“Confidence?”

“What even is that? “

That’s what my anxiety whispers at the back of my mind. (I should give her a name)

Typically my anxiety doesn’t allow me to read even my own blog posts. I write them to release my thoughts, and once the ‘publish’ button is clicked on, it just lingers there online.

I remember the content of what I post, but always avoid re-reading them.

Why is that relevant or why does that even matter?

Because it’s perfectly aligned with confidence, or the lack thereof.

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Confidence, I guess is subjective.

Some people perfectly personify it: *cough* narcissists *cough*

Others believe one can ‘look‘ confident and therefore place more attention on their outward appearance; whereas others place more value and emphasis on the ‘act’ of confidence.

Whatever the correct answer may be, true confidence goes a long way in reducing mental ill health and in ensuring that you feel like you’re in control of your own life.

(MHF revealed that a third of people in Britain have experienced suicidal feelings as a result of stress.)

I wish I could share guidance on confidence, unfortunately, I’m not the right blogger to share tips on that – just yet.

One simple tip though to push you up that ladder towards confidence …

“Anything worth doing is worth doing badly the first time”


*Written in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May 2018): Day 1 (Monday) 

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Yours Truly

🌹 V.O.L

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10 thoughts on “What Even Is Confidence?

  1. What a genuine and wonderful post…even though–no, because you speak of your challenges with confidence–your offering is uplifting and refreshing, relatable, and uplifting 🙂 Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  2. I too just type and publish. The more I read through my writing the more self doubts I get. It’s amazing fir me to find how many people go through what I go through. Before I staring blogging I thought I was the only one. 😏

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  3. I really like posts like this one, seeing the thought process as you write and the honesty is great. I also publish and tend to ignore it afterwards! It’s like I’m scared to read it back in case that encourages me to bottle out and delete it haha.

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