My family always had a lot of ‘sayings’ when I was growing up and it’s funny how they’ve stuck with me all my life. My dad, especially, had words of wisdom to share and they were usually meant to boost my confidence as I’ve always been a little bit shy and quiet in new situations. Some of my favorites were: “You decide how things are going to go today, Pumpkin (yes, my dad calls me Pumpkin), are you going to be The Ball or are you going to be The Bat?”; which was my dads way of helping me learn to take charge of any situation and not let my shyness get in the way, and the classic “Confidence is Key”.
I never realized how important those confidence-building sayings were until I got a little older and had to push myself out of my comfort zone in order to have the life I wanted. As a basically shy person who is now faced with constantly meeting new people and traveling to events around the country, I had to find ways to keep my confidence up. Looking back, I’ve found that nearly every single amazing thing that has happened to me has been because I was strong enough and brave enough to face new situations head-on and not shy away from them. All of my strength and bravery in the face of new situations is truly rooted in self-confidence.
And where does that self-confidence come from? Sometimes complex things, like knowing that I’ve got the experience and qualifications for a particular job or even times when my ‘life experience’ enables me to share my stories that can help others. I’ve also found that when I’m feeling comfortable in what I’m wearing, I’ve got one less thing to worry about and I can relax about my appearance and put my energy in to pushing myself out of my comfort zone in other ways.
To layer up in comfort and Hanes ‘Comfydence’, I start with my softest bras and undies. Beginning with comfortable, breathable bras and panties is like having a security blanket with me throughout my day. I’m a big fan of wireless bras so Hanes Get Cozy ComfortFlex Fit® Seamless Pullover Bra and Hanes Ultimate Comfy Support ComfortFlex Fit® Wire-free Bra are my favorites. Each of these bras are designed with ComfortFlex Fit®, a smart sizing fabric that takes the complication out of finding the perfect bra and gives the bra a super soft, stretchy feel and a seamless design for a smooth, line-free silhouette. These bras are available in sizes S-2XL at Hanes.com
Cool Comfort® Cotton Bikini Panties and Cool Comfort® Cotton Hipster Panties are two of my favorites in soft, breathable cotton that is preshrunk for a lasting fit. I love the no ride-up leg bands and tag-free waistline of these utra-soft cotton panties. These panties come in sizing 5-9 and are available in packs of six at Hanes.com
When I’m comfortable, I’m confident which leads to ‘Comfydence’ and the feeling that I can step out of my comfort zone and handle whatever life throws at me. Plus I can tell my dad that I’ve decided to be The Bat! Please join me in the #BeComfydent movement by sharing your essentials for feeling comfortable and confident.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.