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Be confident, TODAY!

Be confident, TODAY!

Be Confident Today Hayley Gillard Ecotherapist

Yesterday I had a great conversation! It was a blend of wellbeing, colour, clothing, jewellery and confidence! I was recording the content for the STYLE month in The Retreat and I was speaking with our amazing guest expert Anna Mewes who is a Personal Style and Image Consultant. I enjoyed our conversation so much I felt inspired to do a Facebook Live on it that evening and now this blog too!

Most of Anna’s clients come to her because they want to feel confident, grow in self-esteem and look good to feel good. Now, I’ve always been a bit of a sceptic of buying loads of clothes, updating your wardrobe all the time, following fashion and parading around looking all glam. Don’t get me wrong, I love dressing up to go out for dinner and I love colours and fabrics and patterns and expressing my personality through what I wear, but I always thought personal styling was a bit materialistic and reserved for the rich if I’m honest.

Oh, how wrong I was!

Last year for my 30th birthday I booked a full day with Anna. She worked out what colours suited me best, what my body shape was and how I could dress to compliment it, and we also did a wardrobe detox. I loved the day so much but what I loved even more was what changed in my head!

Here’s the thing…

We get told by society that to buy new things is wasteful, we get told that shopping is frivolous and that it’s unpleasant to brag about how wearing something that makes you feel fabulous. Sure, when it’s viewed from a surface level perspective it is, but actually, what happens when you wear something wonderful…? You feel wonderful.

Anna shows people how to dress, yes. But Anna also gives people power.

Power to feel great, power to release their inner goddess, power to be resilient, power to rock the world.

Now that, my friends, is genius.

When you’re feeling down, you probably dress in comfy clothes, go make up free and don’t brush your hair. Well, I do anyway! That creates a circle of feeling rubbish! You look in the mirror and re-affirm to yourself that you feel down, you rub salt in the wounds of your problems.

All you need to do to boost your confidence (and I’m serious this WORKS – I am a tried and tested guinea pig) is put on something that you feel great in!

So my question to you is…

What can you do or wear today that makes you feel good?

How can you shine your personality through what you wear?

Here’s some ideas – put on a colourful scarf, paint your nails, wear a slick of bright lipstick, blow dry your hair, wear those heels, get your bangles out, wear a wild belt!

Seriously, it’s a really easy way to boost your self-esteem and confidence. It doesn’t have to cost anything and you’ll start the cycle of looking great, feeling great. Do it for YOU. Wear that expensive ring because YOU love it, even if you don’t leave the house today and no-one sees it. Curl your hair for YOU, even if you’re just working from home.

I’d love to see your photos and hear about how you’re feeling. Feel free to share them on social media using #teamretreat.

If you love the idea of boosting your wellbeing and living life for YOU then come and check out The Retreat. We have monthly themes designed to help you on your journey to confidence and relaxation. Each month we’re joined by a guest expert and if you’d like to learn about how to create the perfect capsule wardrobes, work out colours that suit you and help you to shine and top tips to create a wardrobe that pops with your personality, make sure you’ve signed up to join Anna Mewes in October!

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