I went on a girls night out recently, I bloody love a night with my girls – chance to let my hair down, drink silly amounts & maybe have a little dance depending on where the night takes us ! This last night out ended up with us in Popworld downing jaeger bombs! Yup S Club 7 eat your heart out !! Can’t beat cheesy music!
Anyway I’d not seen a few of these girls for a while & they all looked marvellous but a few comments started along the lines of ‘just feel so fat’ ‘had nothing to wear’ ‘needed to be comfy’ & it got me thinking – how often do you go out feeling comfortable & forget those quibbles ?! those small things that in the grand scheme of things do not matter!! That said I’m so guilty of it – trying on my whole wardrobe & deciding I look awful in all of it, having a slight meltdown & refusing to go out!! I’ve very near cancelled a night out because I just didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin ! I remember it well – A good friend of mine picked up the phone, told me to get a grip & get my arse to her house – which I did & I had the best night!! & looking back at photos of that night now, I was much slimmer than I am today & wore a rather daring outfit for me yet at the time I felt horrible!
So I guess the point of this is that we need to stop focusing on what we don’t like & try to love ourselves so that we feel comfortable in our own skin – so what if we’ve put on a bit of weight, we don’t have the right outfit, hate our arms, our teeth, our hair! No one is perfect and I’d be amazed if you find any woman who thinks they are – confidence is just about being comfortable in our own skin so smile and focus on 5 things that you do like about yourself! Next time your stuck in a rut, feeling a bit shit , have lost your ‘you’ take a deep breath, give yourself a talking too & focus on those 5 things! Then get your coat, go out & enjoy!!! Life is far too short ! 💖 Reach for the stars ladies!!! (Follow that mountain high …& reach da da da daaaaa)