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Why So Down?


As a fashion blogger you all know that I like to talk about things like attention to detail, press days, socks. . . you get the impression. It is all well and good speaking about these things and how great they look but one thing that tends to get over looked in these situations is confidence. I bring up confidence because a couple of days ago I decided to bleach my hair and well, my confidence dwindled as a result. I use to be a bleach blonde but stopped that over a year and a half ago because I wanted something different. I've always cut and bleached my hair before and I've never had an issue. This time it was different. This time I hated it so much that I turned my hair pink. Loved the pink, under a instagram filter - but we cant live under those can we. Deadpool stated that life is an endless series of train-wrecks. This was one of those. This meant it was time to return to normality - or somewhere that doesn't have me with pink hair. 

Confidence was always going to be a tricky subject to cover. There is a wealth of information out there and that makes the subject daunting. Nevertheless, it is an important topic and well, I'm not going to be dying my hair pink again so I may never get to talk about the issue again. Of course, being confident means you have to consider many factors - with physical being one of them. We all know that it is important to exercise, carry ourselves, keep eye contact and stay well groomed. But who wants to be bored by all those details? Just look at my other posts for that. Yep, I just called myself boring. Upselling at its finest. 

There are so many factors to consider. Confident people are constant learners so go learn a new skill. This doesn't just demonstrate that you are capable of growth and understanding but it shows you can adapt. It doesn't matter if its learning how to take a cork out of a wine bottle without the corkscrew - just pick up something and go for it. Set targets and really go for them. The more you achieve, the more confident you will feel. Its like a never ending cycle, but in a kind of awesome, way. Learn from the past. People tend to get caught up on what they did wrong and how they can improve it. Realise that you are perfectly capable of succeeding. 

The worst thing about having no confidence is not what it does to your life, but what it does to you. Don't let that happen to you. A true form of confidence is quiet, unpretentious. However, like most things, there is a fine line between having it and not. If you don't have it, you can be taught it. We all lose our confidence. Just fake it until you make it. It's not very helpful in a fashion or style sense but remember, the man wears the clothes not the other way around. And the key to nailing that is confidence. And well, if nothing comes of it, at least you got that cork out of the wine bottle. . .

Mark

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