If you want to raise a confident daughter, then you need to express yourself confidently in everyday life. Learn how to express yourself in daily life now.
Confidence is a feeling of self-assurance based on your appreciation of your own abilities and qualities. The best way to appreciate yourself and what you can do is by expressing yourself. While there are many ways to express yourself in certain situations, doing so in everyday life is also important, especially if you want to teach your daughter confidence. Keep reading to learn how to express yourself in your daily life so that you can teach your daughter to do the same.
Publicly Expressing Yourself
As parents and active members of our community, we are in public for at least part of our day. That means we need to know how to express ourselves confidently when in public. Many people use fashion choices to express themselves, such as dyeing their hair their favorite color or wearing clothes that make them feel good about their bodies. You can also be true to your authentic self in public by being kind but honest. This means sharing how you’re doing when asked by a neighbor or otherwise portraying your real emotions instead of putting on a happy public mask.
Privately Expressing Yourself
You get to know who you are when you’re alone. While alone time is few and far between for many parents, that doesn’t mean you’ll never have the opportunity to sit with yourself and express yourself.
You can privately express yourself in small ways, such as finding out what your favorite scent says about you and lighting the appropriate candle. Or you can write in a journal or find a creative outlet, like painting. The point is that you can find some way to honor your authentic self and express yourself even when you’re alone. Then, you get to know who you truly are and can eventually help your daughter do the same.
Professionally Expressing Yourself
Working parents often struggle to balance all aspects of their lives, between the workplace and home. Finding a way to express yourself professionally often doesn’t feel like a priority among everything else you have going on. However, being confident in who you are, even in the workplace, is important for feeling like a valuable member of the team. You can professionally express yourself with work-appropriate clothing that displays your personality. Additionally, you could take time during your lunch break to journal feelings and decompress and be honest about your opinions and feelings.
Now that you know how to express yourself in daily life, whether at the grocery store, by yourself, or at work, you can teach your daughter to do the same. Honoring who you are is an important part of creating self-confidence, and doing so for yourself will show your daughter the type of confident woman she can become.