Cultivating Your Confidence Tip #3

Today’s tip actually came to me from this weekend! I’m usually more of a planner, but this was too good not to share. This week’s confidence tip is finding a support group!

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I know it’s obvious. We’ve all heard it, but I was reminded of it after thinking about how grateful I am of the group of friends and family I have.

My son has been away visiting family for the past two weekends. Leaving my husband and I to actually spend time together!! (Which is SUPER important, by the way!) But developing your romantic relationship is a different topic for a different day. Anyway, we have both wanted to focus on our social lives, because it’s so easy to forget about that when you’re working on every other area of life. Balance is so hard to maintain when life gets busy.

We decided to see what my group of friends were up to. A little information on this group. They’re the best example of a group of friends I could ask for. We’re a pretty close group. That being said, it can be hard for new people to feel welcome. The only problem I had, was that I felt like my husband was having a hard time fitting in. Not that he had to, but these people are still an important part of my life and aren’t going anywhere.

It turns out, he just needed to be around them more to get comfortable. So, for the last two weekends we spent the majority of Friday and Saturday night enjoying our friends.

What does this have to do with cultivating confidence, you ask? It really dawned on me how important it is to surround yourself with people who would rather build you up, than tear you down. I’m so blessed that both the men and women I surround myself with want me to succeed. I know this because they always cheer me on in the good times, but also offer me kind, honest criticism when I’m struggling or if I’m wrong.

Everyone needs that.

It’s so important to your confidence to have that group of people you can count on. I go to them for everything from business advice to fashion advice, and everything in between.

I realize developing those friendships can be difficult. If you need some ideas, feel free to shoot me a message!

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