14 Things To Watch On Netflix When You Need A Confidence Boost
We all have times where we're feeling low. Whether you're having a bad day, a bad week, or even a bad year, you probably know that feeling where cuddling up on the couch seems like the only cure. However, tuning into Netflix and marathoning your favorite television show actually can end up being the cure for your bad mood. Because, aside from providing you with endless hours of TV and movies, the content on the popular streaming service can also give you that much-needed boost. Yep, certain TV shows and movies on Netflix can give you confidence.
Hear me out for a second. While, yes, different stories may allow you to escape from your day-to-day life, certain characters can also reflect the struggles you're going through. Storytelling places a mirror on our problems, relationships, and fallouts — and that's where it can actually help turn things around. By watching someone else overcome their challenges, you may be inspired to overcome your own hardships.
While hiding inside may make you feel safe, the confidence of the characters in these TV shows and movies can help pick you up. And, before you know it, that mindless Netflix choice may actually be responsible for propelling you forward. Here are the things you should watch on Netflix if you're looking for a boost in your confidence.
1. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Seasons 1-2)
Kimmy Schmidt lives for brightening your day. If Kimmy can survive living in a bunker and take on life in New York City, then you can do anything you set your mind to.
2. The Lizzie McGuire Movie
If Lizzie McGuire has taught us anything over the years, it's to embrace who you are. But, unlike Lizzie, you don't need a trip to Italy to become who you're meant to be. For now, watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie should suffice.
3. Supergirl (Season 1)
Living in a family member's shadow is never fun — but it certainly won't stop you from being you, The CW series is now on Netflix and it's bound to have you to saving the world by the time your marathon is up.
4. Haters Back Off! (Season 1)
If Miranda Sings can push past the haters, so can you. This Netflix original series will give you one fearless attitude — no matter what anybody else has to say.
5. Begin Again
Sometimes life doesn't exactly go as planned. In Begin Again, two music lovers find their voices and are inspired to make the music they want to make — no if, ands, or buts.
6. Master Of None (Season 1)
No matter who you are or where you come from, Aziz Ansari's Netflix series will have you believing in yourself all over again. The words of others can't burn out your flame.
7. Gilmore Girls (Seasons 1-7)
There's nothing that can't be fixed with some quick wit and a much-needed cup of coffee. A night in with Lorelai and Rory Gilmore can bring out confidence to women of any generation.
8. Under The Tuscan Sun
It takes a whole lot of confidence to make a spur of the moment move to a foreign country. That's exactly why Frances' (Diane Lane) story in Under The Tuscan Sun is bound to turn your mindset on its head.
9. Hannah Montana: The Movie
Hannah Montana may have had the best of both worlds, but even she had moments where she struggled to find and accept herself. This movie will teach you that confidence comes from just being yourself.
10. High School Musical
When you focus too much of your energy on trying to fit in, you can lose sight of yourself. But once you watch the Disney Channel original movie High School Musical, you'll learn that fitting in isn't what makes you complete. The power comes from just being yourself.
11. Bring It On
In the movie Bring It On, two cheerleading teams must embrace their true selves before they can own up to their competition. Never back down from who you are to get what you're fighting for.
12. Mean Girls
Dealing with the mean girls can be a drag. But as Cady (Lindsay Lohan) proves in this hit comedy, a little bit of confidence can go a long way.
13. Beyond The Lights
Beyond The Lights is a story of an up-and-coming artist, Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who must find the will to believe in herself all over again. And, as expected, her struggles will inspire you to believe in yourself as well.
14. Ali Wong: Baby Cobra
There's nothing that screams confidence more than a performance by a strong and independent woman in comedy. Ali Wong's stand-up set is just the boost you need.
What are you waiting for? The sooner you get to the couch, the sooner you can get off the couch and start living your best life.
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