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Self-Love & Self-Confidence

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By: Amanda Asencio

This is Part 2 of Indigo Apparel’s Women Empowerment Series. Edwina is a college student looking to become a nurse with a passion for modeling. She's a free-spirited, carefree personality who loves connecting and sharing with other creatives. Hear what she has to say on what women empowerment means to her, and find out who her biggest woman role model is.

Lovely Edwina talks on how women empowerment to her means self-love and self-confidence. For many, self-love means showering oneself with new purchases and taking a day off work. To us, self-love goes deeper and can actually mean to do that one assignment you’ve been putting off for weeks, or to ignore that late night text from your ex. Self-love is putting work into yourself, which can take time and dedication, but when you love yourself it’s worth it. As Beyoncé put it, “if at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again.” More so, you can't self-love if you don’t have self-acceptance.

We’ve all met someone who could talk the talk but doesn’t walk the walk. Self-confidence is being able to do both.  The first step is to be open with yourself and others. Leading with an open mind and energy allows for a more confident attitude.  In a social media age it can be difficult to achieve self-confidence, since people can curate their feeds to showcase only the best parts of their lives. It can easily seem that’s all there is and what we begin to strive for.  Social media does not fall under “seeing is believing”. Realizing that what’s on our phones isn’t always reality is key, everyone has something to bring to the table.  Self-love and self-confidence comes in many forms, it’s a practice but each and every one of us has to put their best foot forward.

 

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Self Watering on Valentine's Day

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For some, this upcoming holiday is a dreadful one. Valentine's Day is not only for those with significant others; it can be just as special, if not more so, for those that are single. It is a time for self-love and care. As much as we all enjoy receiving chocolates and roses, Valentine's Day is much deeper than that. It’s about loving, encouraging and believing in self. A woman is unstoppable when she loves herself fully; look at Beyoncé.

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Valentine's Day is as simple as happily giving, but remember, are you giving to get? Ultimately the only way to truly give is to give without expectation of something in return. Self-love, for some, can be a task. Here are some cost free things you should do on Valentine's Day and frankly everyday.

  • Wake up and write down 3 things you love about yourself
  • Share a smile with someone
  • Call your mother and share your appreciation and love
  • Instead of waving to someone you know when passing by, stop for a minute to carry a convo and see how he or she is doing. Who knows, they may even invite you to their plans!
  • Meditate for 5 minutes and get in touch with your inner soul
  • Set goals and dreams for yourself both for the future and for day to day – then go get it

Happiness and love comes in all shapes and sizes. 

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By: Amanda Asencio