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When Confidence Wanes, Rest, Rebuild, Recover

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“Like everything else in our lives, confidence ebbs and flows. Confidence requires constant maintenance. It’s also important to remember even on those days when confidence is lacking it’s not fatal. Take some time, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and when you feel the moment is right, carry on.”

Photo of me sitting on my bar stool with my white cane in hand wearing the outfit described in the post.After being sick for the past few weeks, this week is the first I’ve felt truly rejuvenated in some time. When I can’t work my to-do list my confidence slips, and I fall into the cycle of depression and anxiety.

Living in a time when social media has changed the way we interact with one another is stressful. Being away from it for a day can seem like weeks, any longer can seem like a lifetime. If you are a writer, blogger, entrepreneur or anyone who relies on the internet to connect with your audience you understand the importance of the frequency and consistency of posting content.

So what do you do when life gets in the way of your passion?

  1. Make the most of the present when you’re feeling your best. When inspiration hits use it to create content in advance.
  2. Organize – An excel spreadsheet is a great tool for managing content data.
    • A weekly posting schedule broken out by day, time, type of content, and social media platform will allow you to see at a glance how your content schedule will flow.
    • The content schedule will contain more detailed content information for each day of the month. For example title, status, due date, publish date, time, type of content, author, distribution channels, meta tags, and notes.
  3. Schedule – Social media management tools like Hootsuite, for example, save time since you can post to multiple platforms at the same time.
    • Using the publishing tool to schedule posts in advance means you can set it and forget it.
  4. Let it go. The world will continue to go on even if you cannot so when you’re down, allow yourself to rest, rebuild your strength and recover, you won’t regret it.

I felt so fabulous this week I took the opportunity to show my goofy side and went for it in the photo in today’s post.

What I Wore Description:

Bathroom mirror selfie. My head is tilted to the side as I make a semi-duck lip look. I’m wearing my black faux-shearling & faux-suede knit-trim jacket or sweater. What I like most about this sweater, aside from keeping me warm, are the multi textures. It’s a heavy knit with soft fur and velvety smooth suede panels on the front. I wore a simple black tee under the jacket/sweater and paired them with blue jeans and black suede wedge mules.

7 thoughts on “When Confidence Wanes, Rest, Rebuild, Recover

  1. This photo of you is lots of fun. Good to know you are feeling better.

    1. Thanks Peggy. This fall has been a particularily hard one since I was sick for the majority of it. It’s so good to be feeling more like myself.

  2. Hi Steph, hope you’re feeling better now. You’re right, the key is to be organised but it’s also about letting go and letting things be. Great post that resonated (oh, and I love your photo).

    1. Hi Again Miriam, Thank you for stopping by, reading and commenting.

      1. You’re most welcome.

  3. I’m sorry to hear you’ve been sick but I’m cheered to know you’re back on form again. Look after yourself and have a Wonderful Holiday.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    1. Thank you David! Happy Holidays to you as well. Sending you a gianormous virtual hug.

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