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35 Little Pick-Me-Ups For When You're Having a Bad Day

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us how they boost their confidence on days when they're really not feeling themselves. Here’s what they had to say:

1. Create a "Slaylist" you can strut to.

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"It's a playlist of the songs that make me feel like a QUEEN! I pick out outfits that make me feel bold and confident and I use the world as my runway! Keeping your vibes positive brings positive energy, and this makes you fiercely glow in any room."

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2. Practice your Oscar/Grammy/Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

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"That always gives me a boost. Embarrassing if you get interrupted though."

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3. Give a compliment to a stranger.

"It often results in a smile back. And that makes me feel like I have the power to make someone's day. And we all know superpowers makes you feel confident AF."—Ida Oscarsson, Facebook
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"It often results in a smile back. And that makes me feel like I have the power to make someone's day. And we all know superpowers makes you feel confident AF."

—Ida Oscarsson, Facebook

4. Sleep in the nude.

"It makes me more confident with my body being half-naked around other people or just myself, even if it isn't perfect. That's a trick I learned from Marilyn Monroe."—Wiktoria Możejewska, Facebook
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"It makes me more confident with my body being half-naked around other people or just myself, even if it isn't perfect. That's a trick I learned from Marilyn Monroe."

—Wiktoria Możejewska, Facebook

5. Do something you're awesome at.

"Baking requires concentration and forces my mind to focus on things other than what makes me anxious. Also eating the result is always delicious, and sharing them with others makes me happy. The compliments remind me that there is something I'm actually good at."—IndiHatter
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"Baking requires concentration and forces my mind to focus on things other than what makes me anxious. Also eating the result is always delicious, and sharing them with others makes me happy. The compliments remind me that there is something I'm actually good at."

IndiHatter

6. Phone home.

"She tells me to stop thinking about myself so much and do something nice for someone else. That usually works."—jessf40d2c6447
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"She tells me to stop thinking about myself so much and do something nice for someone else. That usually works."

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7. Put on a sexy song and dance in front of the mirror.

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"It reminds myself of how much of a queen I am."

—Caroline Portante, Facebook

8. Do something physical.

"I got into Pilates a year or two ago. Now every time I complete a session, I remember that I went from nothing to doing 1,000 ab reps in one sitting or whatever it is. It just reminds me that I am determined and can do anything I put my mind to."—Lorna Rawlings, Facebook
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"I got into Pilates a year or two ago. Now every time I complete a session, I remember that I went from nothing to doing 1,000 ab reps in one sitting or whatever it is. It just reminds me that I am determined and can do anything I put my mind to."

—Lorna Rawlings, Facebook

9. Throw yourself a compliment every time you walk past a mirror.

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"Every time I walk past a mirror, or look at myself in a mirror, I say something like, 'Looking good!'"

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10. Get a pair of sweet shades to block out the haters.

"I bought my very first pair of designer sunglasses a few months ago — a gorgeous pair of up-cycled, wood framed, reflective lenses. Sometimes when I feel low/unsure of myself, I put them on and take a deep breath. Then I feel like a gorgeous confident take-on-the-world badass again."—Madonna Kendona-Sowah, Facebook
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"I bought my very first pair of designer sunglasses a few months ago — a gorgeous pair of up-cycled, wood framed, reflective lenses. Sometimes when I feel low/unsure of myself, I put them on and take a deep breath. Then I feel like a gorgeous confident take-on-the-world badass again."

—Madonna Kendona-Sowah, Facebook

11. Wear red lipstick.

—Kelsey McGuire, Facebook
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—Kelsey McGuire, Facebook

12. Crack a smile!

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"No matter how fake it is!"

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13. Cosplay as your favorite character.

"When I'm feeling really crap I put on my Clueless yellow tartan, matching skirt, and blazer with over the knee socks. Putting it on makes me feel like I'm wearing a protective Cher Horowitz suit and I feel instantly more confident."—kittymitchellt
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"When I'm feeling really crap I put on my Clueless yellow tartan, matching skirt, and blazer with over the knee socks. Putting it on makes me feel like I'm wearing a protective Cher Horowitz suit and I feel instantly more confident."

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14. Masturbate.

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15. Put on underwear that makes you feel sexy.

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"I only buy underwear that makes me feel sexy. No matter how frumpy I may be on a given day, I love knowing that when I get home I can take my pants and shirt off and BOOM. SEXY."

—Naomi Starr Alvarez Everett, Facebook

16. Schedule a best friend date.

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"Whenever I'm feeling horrible about myself, I dress in my favorite shirt and favorite pair of sweatpants and invite my besties over, have a movie night, and bake some tasty treats. My friends always support me and it feels great to have that aura around me when I'm down. Find those people in your life and you're set."

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17. Pamper yo'self.

"I take a shower and shave my legs. I use my favorite lotion and put on a face mask."—eloraghe
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"I take a shower and shave my legs. I use my favorite lotion and put on a face mask."

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18. Be your own hype man.

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"I have a mantra that goes like this: 'I'm *insert first name* fucking *insert last name* and I'm the best. No one can be me or do the things I do. If I mess up, the world keeps spinning. So fuck the haters, the liars, and the person who constantly messes up my Taco Bell order. Who cares if my makeup smears or my jeans are too tight or loose. Because this is me, and I'm the best me there will ever be.'"

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19. Think of three awesome things you've done or made.

"It can be playing a song on guitar, helping a baby fall asleep, making a roast dinner; anything that I did with my own hands. It always makes me realize that I've already done amazing things, so I can go and get on with more amazing things too."—tomp428127c69
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"It can be playing a song on guitar, helping a baby fall asleep, making a roast dinner; anything that I did with my own hands. It always makes me realize that I've already done amazing things, so I can go and get on with more amazing things too."

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20. Do something scary AF.

"I force myself to do stuff I'm scared of as a way to build confidence. The more I conquer my fears, the more badass I feel."—c43059bcf0
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"I force myself to do stuff I'm scared of as a way to build confidence. The more I conquer my fears, the more badass I feel."

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21. Make a list of all the things you have to be thankful for and hang it somewhere you'll see it daily.

"I make a list of things I'm grateful for on my whiteboard in the kitchen to remind myself every time I make a brew that I am awesome."—LittleMissZ
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"I make a list of things I'm grateful for on my whiteboard in the kitchen to remind myself every time I make a brew that I am awesome."

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22. Wear a suit.

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"On rough days after work I go to a local shop and try on suits. Its hard to stay sad when you turn and see yourself in the mirror looking like a million bucks."

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23. Volunteer your time.

—Naba Mukhtar, Facebook

24. Pretend you're all the girls Drake talks about in his songs.

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"To feel confident I listen to Drake songs and imagine I'm the girl he's complaining he misses, it's a real ego booster."

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25. Take a few ~fire~ selfies.

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"I know how superficial this sounds, but I put on that Snapchat filter that makes everyone look perfect (you know the one) and take some selfies. It actually does help!"

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26. Take some time and do your makeup.

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"It always makes me feel like a boss ass bitch."

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27. Stand tall, look people in the eye, and give a firm handshake.

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"I stand up tall, making sure my shoulders aren't hunched, and look people in the eye. These two little ~tricks~ really exude confidence and I try to practice both whenever I'm in public. Also, giving a firm handshake makes me feel powerful AF."

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28. Start saying "so what" instead of "what if."

"No more 'what if people think this dress doesn't suit me?' and more 'so what if someone thinks this dress doesn't suit me?' I usually can't think of a single reason why it matters and it works for most things."—IndiHatter
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"No more 'what if people think this dress doesn't suit me?' and more 'so what if someone thinks this dress doesn't suit me?' I usually can't think of a single reason why it matters and it works for most things."

IndiHatter

29. Do something different with your hair.

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"My best friend curls my hair and I feel unstoppable. For someone with dead-straight hair, it feels like a transformation!"

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30. Fake it 'til you make it.

When I'm not feeling at the top of my game, I put more effort and energy into my appearance and maybe do a few crunches before I leave the house to face the world."—micheller4f34d530b
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When I'm not feeling at the top of my game, I put more effort and energy into my appearance and maybe do a few crunches before I leave the house to face the world."

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31. Lip sync like no one is watching.

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"Connect your phone to a Bluetooth speaker and lip sync for your life."

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32. Write it out.

"Pour out every thought and emotion. Write up an enticing alternate reality. Create the world in your head through words."—hopeisthethingwithfeathers
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"Pour out every thought and emotion. Write up an enticing alternate reality. Create the world in your head through words."

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33. Keep a good luck charm on you.

"I wear my exact replica of the One Ring and the Evenstar from Lord of the Rings. They make me feel extremely badass and like no one can touch me."—Riley Brathwaite, Facebook
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"I wear my exact replica of the One Ring and the Evenstar from Lord of the Rings. They make me feel extremely badass and like no one can touch me."

—Riley Brathwaite, Facebook

34. Relish in your greatest achievements.

"I look at my daughter and think about all the things I love about her. Just thinking about the fact that I made this little person is enough to make me smile."—c482bbf9b2
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"I look at my daughter and think about all the things I love about her. Just thinking about the fact that I made this little person is enough to make me smile."

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35. Remind yourself: You got this.

"I remind myself that I’ve gone through worse and I’m still alive. Sometimes it works best to say 'You know, no matter what, I'm going to be just fucking fine. I'M A BADASS!'"—j47fd2ad64
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"I remind myself that I’ve gone through worse and I’m still alive. Sometimes it works best to say 'You know, no matter what, I'm going to be just fucking fine. I'M A BADASS!'"

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