Well hello to you my reader chums! Body confidence is something that comes from within and also something which develops over time, as we get older. I used to have no ounce of body confidence whatsoever and would rather shy away from an outfit than pose for the camera. However, after years of working on my body and self-confidence, I’ve reached a point in my life where I feel fully comfortable in the skin I’m in.
It was no easy journey in the slightest, but I believe we can all get to a point where we feel like this and I hope to inspire you to do so. If you’re looking to grow your body confidence and need some tips on how to do that, here are some ways on how you can be more body confident.
Accept Who You Are
With any sort of view or bad opinion towards yourself, the first step to overcoming that and have more of a positive mindset is to accept it. Acceptance is the biggest and hardest thing you can do in terms of body confidence, and it will take time to process. You need to accept your body for what it is, and that it’s you – and it’s beautiful. Our bodies are here to keep us healthy and alive, and it’s really great at doing that.
Look in the mirror and repeat the affirmation ‘I accept my body for everything it is and I love the way I look’ everyday. The constant affirmation will help with the acceptance and over time, you’ll learn to embrace the fact that you’re incredible and so is your body.
Focusing On What You Like About Yourself
Even the most body confident people still have insecurities and part of their bodies they are insecure about. Insecurities don’t disappear but it’s more about acknowledging them, learning to love them and appreciating they are part of you. Many of us are unable to feel body confident as we focus on the things we don’t like about our bodies, or pick out the things that are bad – and that’ll only lead to a negative mindset.
Instead, focus on your favourite parts of your body and compliment yourself often for what those parts are. When you alter your perspective to the good parts of your body, you’ll have a more positive attitude when it comes to looking in the mirror – and you can style looks which will highlight the best parts of you.
Learning That Cellulite Is Normal
I could go on about this topic all day but with the overwhelming world of social media where we’re constantly fed images of the ‘perfect body’, it almost highlights the idea that everyone should look like this. However, this isn’t correct in any way. Normal bodies have cellulite, normal bodies have hip dips, normal bodies have stretch marks and normal bodies get bloated. A lot of Instagram photos are edited or taken at an angle to make bodies look better.
Although, some people do look like that and they are beautiful, your body is just as beautiful the way it is. Don’t get fixated with the perfect bodies you see online as a huge percentage of people don’t look like that. And, I can guarantee that those models online have some sort of body insecurities of their own. We’re all in a body confidence journey together, and everyone compares themselves to everyone else, even the ‘perfect’ people online.
Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone
With anything you want to conquer, stepping out of what you feel comfortable in doing is another big and brave step, and can be hard to do. For body confidence, stepping out your comfort zone depends on what you feel insecure about and what you want to change. However, the best thing I did with this step was starting to wear clothes I wasn’t 100% comfortable with and would walk wearing it with my head held high.
It took practice, courage and a lot of persistence but over time, I’ve got to the point where I realised, as long as I feel good in what I am wearing, it doesn’t matter what people think.
Don’t Listen To Other People’s Opinions Or Seek Validation
This point is so important. There are always going to be people in life who put you down unfortunately, but those people only do it as they’re insecure about themselves and on some level are probably jealous of you.
If you’re around friends and family who constantly say horrible things rather than nice comments about your appearance, as hard as it is, try and ignore it. Everybody is beautiful and so are you. Your external beauty doesn’t show your value as a person, it really is what’s inside that counts. If you listen to those negative opinions, really, it just shows you what sort of character they are rather than who you are.
When you do ask for opinions about looking good in an outfit, don’t do it as a way to get validation to know you look good. Girl, you always look good and a 10/10. Asking for opinions and posting images on Instagram of yourself, should be a way to top that confidence you already have, not seek validation of looking good. You’re amazing, you’re beautiful and confident.
I hope you enjoyed this post. What are your tips for body confidence?
Thank you for reading <3
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