I’m excited to share a post with you today that’s all about staying confident even when you’re battling a cold sore. When a cold sore strikes I don’t feel or act like myself. With the holiday season approaching I don’t want a cold sore to dampen my spirits or slow me down. That is why I keep Abreva® cream on hand to treat my cold sore at the very first sign. Read below to discover other simple ways you can keep your confidence high this holiday season.
Last January, days before a job interview in front of a panel of five, the inevitable happened. A cold sore popped up. Oh, the irony. It had been years since my last cold sore, and I was totally unprepared. After a couple days my dear husband made a run to the store for some Abreva® cream but I had waited a bit too long. It was certainly in the healing process and beginning to shrink, but it was still there. It was really bringing down my confidence; something I think is incredibly important at a job interview.
I knew good and well that I wouldn’t be hired based on whether or not I had a cold sore, but based on my resume and interview skills. But what if everyone looked at me funny? What if they talked about me after I left? What if I got the job, but everyone only remembered me as The Girl With The Cold Sore? I was embarrassed. My confidence was shot.
But here’s the thing: Confidence is totally self-regulated. No one can make you feel less confident if YOU believe in yourself. It all comes from within. It was entirely up to me.
I had no choice really but to either cancel the interview and give up the job, or go and pretend like the cold sore didn’t even exist. I went, I got the job and I have no idea if anyone talked about it after. But I don’t care anyway. I focused on what was important in that moment, and it certainly was not my cold sore.
That is my advice to you if you’re battling a cold sore this winter: Focus on what is important. Maybe it’s the festive crafts you’re making with your children, or donating some time to a charity – whatever you are doing, do it with the confidence that you deserve to have. Your cold sore will heal soon.
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Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.