ENTREPRENEUR | AUTHOR | SPEAKER
Personal Image & Confidence Coach
CAMILLA J COLLINS.
My mission is to support as many of you as possible to realise the greatness inside and outside of you so that you can live authentically and achieve great things in the world with true confidence and self assurance…READ MORE
5 steps to life fulfilment
Living life fulfilled and on purpose can only be achieved when you are no longer at conflict yourself and your outside image mirrors your inside image. Here are the 5 steps of my methodology that I practice daily with myself and my clients to combat low self-esteem, lack of confidence and poor self image.
Stage the intervention
Every so often you need to take stock and review your current situation to ensure you are living the best way possible. You need to make sure that you are taking the path of least resistance to your goals, and are in fact, striving for the right goals in the first place. Removing unnecessary daily distractions and habits that have become your crutch over time gains you more energy, time and freedom. This provides you with clarity and motivation to propel yourself forward to achieving success with the things that are most important to you.1
Set the intention
For peak performance, both mentally and physically, your mind and body needs to be fuelled with the correct amount of nutrients, substantial water supply and ample quality sleep . The foods you consume not only provide you with energy and fuel for each day but are also responsible for balancing your hormones. Keeping an eye on your diet is paramount to ensuring that you are thinking clearly and keeping your mood balanced. Healthy heating habits also provide you with a form of discipline which will help keep all other areas of your life in check. The correct diet creates energy, motivation and keeps all your organs in peak condition to succeed in all that you set out to do.2
Interrupt negative thought processes:
It is not you that is holding you back, it is who you think you are not. Your self image is created by your past experiences and it is what will shape all your experiences going forward. Past trauma can store itself in physical aspects of your body as well as mentally in your mind. Self beliefs that are not regularly challenged and questioned can block you from moving forward each day and can hinder your ability to make the right decisions. Interrupting negative thought processes and disrupting old patterns of behaviour is the key to breaking through and achieving success in all areas of your life.3
The relationship with yourself is the longest relationship you will ever have so getting to know and understand yourself on a deeper level is the best investment you can make. Learning how your body reacts and responds to things and what makes you ‘tick’ is the best education you can embark on. Familiarising yourself with the physical aspects of your appearance, your non-physical character traits, as well as your strengths and weaknesses, allows you to care and provide for yourself in the best way possible. Knowing yourself through to the core will prevent you from ‘quick-fixing’ and provides you with true self assurance and confidence that you can't obtain any other way.4
Find the right influence
Much of the world that we live in is designed to distract us and play on our insecurities. Your environment can help or hinder you so where you place yourself, and with whom you spend your time with, dictates your thought processes, behaviours and shapes your experiences each day. A wholesome environment with a supportive network of people is crucial for you to strive and perform to the best of your ability. Your environment can be a source of inspiration and motivation to do great things for yourself and others or it can provide a bleak outlook and serve up a ‘pity party’ which keeps you stuck and inhibits you from experiencing joy and living on purpose and with freedom.5
My entire life I have played around with my own appearance and for the last 10 years I have been playing with other peoples. And what I have learnt is this: Improving your appearance with cosmetics may make you feel better at the time but it is not a sustainable tool for confidence and happiness in the long run. We should be capitalising on every single one of our unique qualities, inside and out, as only then can we be truly confident and happy.READ MORE