There are moments in life when confidence comes easy: times when you are doing an activity you genuinely love, wearing an outfit that makes you feel happy, receiving validation for completing hard work, sticking to a boundary you made, or enjoying quality time with a loved one.
Confidence helps us to feel safe, valued and appreciated. It helps us to feel courageous and motivated to try new things. Confidence is freedom.
Low Confidence & Its Impacts
But confidence can be taken away or knocked down, too.
Influences in our life like teachers, siblings, parents, family members and the media can bombard us with negative messages about ourselves and our life choices that we “aren’t good enough” or “not smart enough”. Slowly, but surely, it can chip away at your self-confidence and make you feel less than. Our brains love to latch onto negative messages and repeat them.
High-stress situations and difficult life events, like a serious illness, bereavement, a breakup, rejection, or a pandemic (ahemmmm) can also take a negative toll on confidence and self-esteem.
The same goes for us ladies who are very, very hard on ourselves. When you are more prone to setting impossibly high standards, confidence will inevitably take a dip.
If you struggle with low confidence, you may:
- Shelter yourself away from social situations
- Stop challenging yourself with new things
- Avoid new activities or things
- Reinforce deep-rooted doubts and fears
- Develop anxiety and/or depression
Sure, confidence will ebb and flow throughout life. When your confidence is low, you can begin to lose your sense of self, and confidence can be hard to find and grasp.
How A Boudoir Photoshoot Can Improve Your Confidence
A special way to redefine and take control of your inner confidence is through a boudoir shoot. It’s like ripping off a band-aid, it might be a bit scary but it’s WORTH it. Plus, when you follow through with something you want, it gives you a sense of accomplishment and pride.
Embodied Art Boudoir is a safe space. It’s a unique haven where you can be free to be yourself and feel all the feels throughout the photoshoot!
It’s super important to me that you know just how supported you truly will be during your photo shoot. I make it my mission for anyone that walks into the studio to feel embraced and celebrated with zero judgment or shame for whatever it is you are going through or experiencing.
One way we do this is by starting each photo shoot with a guided body-peace meditation. This meditation focuses on getting grounded and feeling relaxed. Not only will the meditation chill out those pre-shoot nerves, but it will also invite you to feel at home in your body while connecting deeply to your emotions and inner world. You are encouraged to embrace whatever comes up! If you want to discuss this, you are more than welcome, and your sentiments will be met with zero judgment.
Throughout your shoot, I will not only be your biggest and loudest cheerleader, but also your coach. I coach for body language and for emotional expression, encouraging you to step out of your shell (within your personal boundaries, of course) while reminding you of your power and strength. Every moment that goes by in the shoot helps you to connect to your personal power and reminds you who you really are on the inside. It’s a beautiful confidence reminder of who you are and what you are capable of.
How often do you see yourself from an outside perspective? Normally, we don’t get the privilege to witness our beauty and essence from a new view! That is one of the most special parts of the boudoir photoshoot: the chance to witness your beauty from someone else’s eyes. I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised by what you see.
And what you see and that unleashed confidence, sexiness, and freedom, can be incorporated into your every day through wall art, albums, and folio boxes. These products will transport you back to give you a jolt of confidence on an off day!
Take Back Your Power!
When you experience low confidence and low self-esteem, the natural reaction is to put things off. I am here to tell you to stop waiting! By stepping out of your comfort zone and pushing beyond that self-doubt to do a boudoir photoshoot, you will feel an increase in your confidence.
Take back your power through affirmative action and create outcomes for the confident life that you want and DESERVE. A boudoir photoshoot gives you the chance to work on revealing your inner power and strength to the most important person: yourself.
Sign up for your life-changing photo shoot using the link below!