bachelorette alum andi dorfman practicing self care helps build confidence
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'Create Your Own Happiness': 'Bachelorette' Alum Andi Dorfman Says Practicing Self-Care Helps Her Build Confidence

Jun. 17 2021, Published 11:26 a.m. ET

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Just like the rest of us, former Bachelorette lead Andi Dorfman has "struggled" with self-confidence, but over the years, she's learned how to lift her spirits.

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"A really great way to build up your confidence is to speak to yourself like you’d speak to a friend or a family member," she dished to Bustle. "We’re so often doling out compliments to other people yet can be so hard on ourselves, but giving yourself a compliment is not being self-centered or narcissistic — it’s giving yourself self-worth and self-love."

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The author is a huge advocate of self-care, admitting she loves to pamper herself as often as possible.

"I’m a big body scrub and hair mask person, and I love taking a nice hot bath, usually with Epsom salt, [as] it’s a way for me to unwind mentally and physically," she shared. "I think when I feel like my hair looks good or my outfit looks good, there’s an inner confidence that grows. And of course the same goes for my skin. When it’s looking and feeling good, and I know I’m taking great care of it, my confidence inherently goes up."

Dorfman, who launched her fitness app, Andorfins, in 2019, noted that "physical exercise" is also "a huge form of self-care for me."

"Running is not only physically exhilarating, but it also allows me to mentally check out for a bit and just listen to music and be alone with my thoughts," the reality star explained. "It’s become a very therapeutic ritual for me, and I want that for other people.”

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Regardless of how you chose to stay mentally and physically fit, the former lawyer preached that taking care of yourself isn't selfish — it's a necessity.

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"We’re so often doling out compliments to other people yet can be so hard on ourselves, but giving yourself a compliment is not being self-centered or narcissistic — it’s giving yourself self-worth and self-love," she declared. "I just don't see how taking care of yourself is in any way self-absorbed. It's just another way of giving yourself the love and attention you deserve.

Added the brunette beauty: "When it comes down to it, you have to create your own happiness."

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