When you first reflect on the question, “What are the habits of a confident woman?” you may answer with qualities such as outgoing, social, and the life of the party. While these traits may be consistent with many confident women, I’m here to challenge what it really means to be confident.
In my eyes, a confident woman doesn’t necessarily have to be an extrovert or overly outgoing, but rather she believes in herself and her values. To elaborate further, I’ve outlined what I believe are the habits of a confident woman.
HABITS OF A CONFIDENT WOMAN
She believes in herself, even when no one else does
A confident woman knows that she can accomplish anything she sets her mind to. There will be times when others doubt her or say she is dreaming too big. She listens to their words but doesn’t allow them to distract her from the goals and visions she has for her life. A confident woman is capable of anything and makes a plan to get what she wants.
She uses both her strengths and weaknesses to her advantage
Let’s face it, no one’s perfect. A confident woman knows that about herself and about others. She doesn’t get jealous of another woman’s strengths, but rather she admires them. A confident woman doesn’t brag about her strengths, but she sure as hell knows what they are and uses them to make the most out of every day.
She prioritizes self-care
It is easy to forget the importance of self-care. Society constantly pressures us to do more, to make more money, to go more places, to be a better parent or student or employee. So much to do yet there is still only 24 hours in a day. One part of building confidence is understanding that in those 24 hours we must make time for ourselves.
She schedules time for exercise and plans healthy meals
A confident woman doesn’t feel obligated to lose weight or look a certain way, but rather she knows the importance of having a healthy body.
She knows that dessert is not an option, but a necessity
A confident woman doesn’t restrict herself with crazy diets. She finds a balance between healthy eating and indulging in some chocolate cake every once in a while 😉
She knows that a proper skin care routine is far more important than the perfect makeup routine
A confident woman follows a regimen to properly take care of her skin. She knows that wearing a face full of make up is not only unhealthy, but is a sign that she cannot confidently show her true complexion.
She says no when she needs to
A confident woman will say no to things that distract her from her priorities. For example, going out over the weekend with her girlfriends is fun, but it also can get pretty pricey when you add things up (outfit, food, drinks, Uber, cover charge, etc.). So if saving money is her priority, she can confidently say no to a night out and make plans for a more budget friendly girls night.
The Daily Femme says it perfectly: “A confident woman knows that saying ‘no’ to others often means she is saying ‘yes’ to herself.”
She expresses gratitude, even in tough times
A confident woman knows that a grateful heart is a magnet for miracles. She knows this is especially true when everything seems to be going wrong. Finding the best of these situations and remaining grateful is a sign of having the self-confidence to pull through tough times.
She knows that failure is part of the process.
A confident woman doesn’t get discouraged by failure. Instead, she learns from her mistakes and plans how she can improve. She always keeps in mind that failure is success in progress.
No one is born with confidence. It is a skill that is built and shaped by the way we are raised along with experiences that occur over the course of our life. Confidence is a skill that anyone can build, yet it seems that so many of us struggle with it.
In fact, self-confidence was an issue for myself not that long ago. When I began focusing on this area of personal development I made it a goal to create healthy habits that would help to build my confidence, which lead me to create this list of Habits of A Confident Woman.