Self Improvement

How to Feel Confident in Any Situation

posted on September 16, 2014 | by Amanda Holstein

How to Feel Confident in Any Situation

asos bikini | urban outfitters shorts | madewell sunglasses

The challenge? Feeling confident while baring it all on the beach.

The solution? It’s not easy, but it’s possible. You’re gonna have to get out of your comfort zone for this one.

I recently went on a weekend getaway to the beach with some old friends. Maybe it’s the fact that I just moved to a new city and hadn’t seen them in a while, but I felt old insecurities creeping up again. It made me realize how important it is to feel true confidence and I started to wonder how I can find a way to bring that back in any situation.


First, feeling physically healthy is super important. Whether you have a stomach ache, a headache, or you’re on your period, any little ailment can make a huge difference in how you feel about yourself. While some may say it’s taboo to go to the beach on your period, I say it’s a must-do. You just need the right tools so you don’t have to worry about anything. I like o.b.® tampons for situations like this because the packaging is discreet enough to take to the beach and they work so well, you never have to worry. Even if it’s not that time of the month and you’re just feeling dehydrated or tired from the heat, chug tons and tons of water before you head out to boost that energy. Take care of yourself and make sure you physically feel your best and then you can work on that inner confidence.


Next is focusing on your mental state and really finding that confidence within. This may sound cheesy, but the people that seem the most beautiful to me are those that are insanely comfortable with themselves. It seriously makes such a difference. But confidence is a hard thing to fake. Want to know my trick? If I’m ever feeling insecure, the first thing I do is think about what I like about myself – be it physical, emotional, or intellectual traits – and take a second to feel proud of those things. Sometimes it can be hard for me to give myself a compliment as I’m always trying to stay humble, but we need to be our own cheerleaders and let ourselves take note of our positive attributes. If you believe you’re an amazing person, others will feel that confidence and you’ll look beautiful no matter what – even in a bikini, on your period, at the beach!

What do you do to feel confident in any situation?

// This post is sponsored by o.b.® tampons. All opinions are my own.