I wanted to write a post on how to boost your body confidence, I’m not claiming to be an expert or anything like that, these are just some tips that I have found helped me a little. Since social media has boomed we’re constantly being bombarded with images of bodies, bikini bodies, celebrity bodies, especially on instagram and the likes. Here’s some small changes I’ve made on a daily basis that have helped me…
Focus on the body parts that you love.
Instead of standing infront of the mirror and thinking negative thoughts, try to pick out at least one thing each day that you like about your appearance. Whether your bum looks great in those jeans, or your make up is on fleek (am I cool now?) It’s your body, you only have one and whilst you don’t have to love every thing about your body, constantly being negative about it will never make you feel good. So why do it to yourself? This took me a long time to learn, stop being your own harshest critic and try to compliment yourself more.
Don’t let a number on a scale define you.
Or your jean size, we all know how clothing labels can vary a good two sizes between shops. Try and focus on how you feel in your clothes. I’m sick of being told ‘that won’t look good on you, your not tall enough to pull it off’ I don’t care – if I like it, I will buy it and I’ll wear it. Feeling good in something is such a nice feeling, so own it and embrace it. Who cares whats ‘in’ or what magazines say!
Do not compare yourself.
As I mentioned earlier it’s so easy to scroll through instagram and see images of ‘perfect bodies’ and then end up comparing these images to your own body and end up feeling a little fed up or deflated this will only dent your confidence. Don’t put yourself through it. Sometimes these images may have been photoshopped or airbrushed, or its taken years of dedicated daily exercise and a healthy eating plan to get to that stage. Like I said in my first point…Focus on loving your own body.
Women empower other Women.
Social media can be a nasty place at times. Almost everyday I see a mean comment posted on either a YouTube video, someones instagram selfie and the likes. It’s easy to hide behind a phone or a computer screen, but why make someone feel bad about themselves? Why not make someone feel good about themselves instead. I’ve been trying to make more of an effort to do this lately, sure I’ll like your selfie because it meant you felt good about yourself in order to post it. Tell that girl how great her hair looks or how she’s nailed her eyeliner. It’s nice to be nice and it certainly doesn’t do any harm.
These have really helped me feel better about my body recently. It’s nice to look in the mirror and like what I see. We don’t always have to be looking for changes to make, or things that we don’t like etc etc. What do you think of these tips? Hopefully they might help you boost your body confidence too!