So... I kinda disappeared from this forum for a while but now I'm back with some questions that I'm unsure of how to approach (also I apologize ahead of time if this is in the wrong forum section, I'm still learning).
The title says it all. I need some advice on how to bring out my inner Daddy figure, or my inner dominant side. I'm naturally a submissive guy with switch tendencies, and I find it much easier to fall into subspace rather than put in the work to be anything else because it is very draining for me. This is problematic, as my gf and I have discussed some things and I found out she would like for me to put forth a little more effort in certain situations, and I am trying to do just that, as she deserves more than what I've been giving her.
That being said: how do you hype yourself up to provide care for your partner/Little (not always a Little, but that part of our relationship is very separated and I'd like to try and figure out a way to make her feel comfortable with her inner Little without avoiding me altogether during it)? Is there a certain way you approach a situation? Do you have to think about certain things? And do you always feel confident in that position (I ask this because I am still working on my self consciousness)?
P.S. For clarification, I know that being a Daddy and being a Dom are not tied to each other and are not the same, I'm asking for advice on both of those topics separately.