How to boost your body confidence

how to boost your body confidence

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!

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  1. July 28, 2015 / 12:33 am

    Thanks for this post! I’ve been feeling pretty crap about myself and I 100% put it down to Instagram. I’m not ‘perfect’, but neither are most people. The people we see on Instagram are such a minority that it seems silly to compare ourselves to them. I’m going to try thinking positive thoughts when I look in the mirror too, and stop obsessing so much over things that don’t matter!
    Thank you x

  2. July 28, 2015 / 1:24 am

    Love this post. It’s so important to learn how to be confident with who you are, as you are, in every form you come in.

  3. July 28, 2015 / 1:39 am

    this is such a lovely, positive post! I constantly feel body shamed by the beautiful babes of instagram so will definitely be taking these tips on board!

    Rachel // Style Soup

  4. July 28, 2015 / 4:16 am

    great post, i really believe in the women empower other women tip! It is so mportant to help each other out, if someone was brave enough to post a selfie, compliment them, if you have nothing nice to say it is better not to say anything at all! You never know what the other person is going through!

    Xx
    Cheryl
    http://daisycandle.com

  5. July 28, 2015 / 4:38 am

    I absolutely agree with this post, especially the last point! It takes nothing to be nice to someone so why not give someone a little nice comment? All you’ll get from it is kindness in return! I wish more women did this and I’m glad that more women are starting to support each other instead of fighting for the most IG likes ^_^

    Minae ♥ Minaekei

  6. July 28, 2015 / 6:59 am

    This is so important. They’re not easy things to remember, or to do, but reminding yourself of these a little more each day should help.

  7. Soph
    July 28, 2015 / 7:25 am

    Thankyou for writing this, I really needed a little pick me up 🙂 xx

    sophiejc.blogspot.co.uk

  8. July 28, 2015 / 7:30 am

    Thanks Becky I need a bit of body confidence right now after going through a bit of a slump in my healthy eating/fitness routines (I blame it on the heat making me lazy!) It takes five seconds to put a positive comment on someone’s pic but could make their day! x

    Laura | Loved By Laura

  9. July 28, 2015 / 8:51 am

    What a great post! I am 100% a ‘feel sorry for myselfer’. My body confidence has always been rock bottom and the media doesn’t help that at all. This post has really brightened my morning, thank you xXx

    Katie | Cayenne Lifestyle

  10. July 28, 2015 / 9:30 am

    I enjoyed reading this post. I love people that embrace their imperfections and I think that is what makes them just perfect and confident. I want to be like that one day. 🙂

  11. July 28, 2015 / 10:11 am

    Not using the scale/clothes size is a great one! Numbers don’t account for SO many aspects so it’s so important not to get caught up on them. Great ideas, Becky! xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  12. nueyork
    July 28, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    I haven’t weighed myself in years to avoid knowing those numbers. I definitely think it’s a wise choice, unless you need to monitor your weight for whatever reason.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  13. July 28, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    This was such a lovely post and I agree with everything. I’ve been starting working out more and it makes me so much happier.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  14. July 28, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    I agree with the scales point. I try to avoid even using them ever because they always make me feel depressed when frankly I was quite happy with my body!

    http://www.gemmacarey.com/

  15. July 28, 2015 / 4:38 pm

    Thanks for being such a positive and inspirational person@ Sharing with with my followers :D!

  16. July 28, 2015 / 4:57 pm

    I’ve stopped paying attention to the number on the scale. It doesn’t mean that I don’t care about the way I look, but a number is just a number. I take care of my body and exercise to feel good not to get to that magic number 🙂
    xx
    https://woodlandhalls.wordpress.com

  17. July 28, 2015 / 5:57 pm

    Thanks for this post! It really helped to put things in another perspective. As a slim girl, people tend to think that we don’t have body confidence issues too but it does get me down when I can’t find anything that fits me well. I am also quite petite and so my height becomes an issue too. It’s true, social media and the media in general can have such an impact. For very long time, I felt like I had to look a certain way. My confidence is not 100% even now but I am slowly getting there and I know one day that I will 🙂 Empowered women, empower women.

    http://www.partiallydreaming.wordpress.com

  18. July 28, 2015 / 7:56 pm

    I am in total agreement that women should support other women, we need a good strong support network <3

    Check out my latest post <3
    http://www.abigailalicex.com

  19. July 28, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    This is such a lovely post and one I will have to keep in mind when I am feeling a bit self conscious. I agree with everything you have said and that people should embrace all their imperfections and quirks. Thank you.

    Beth x
    http://www.hellobeth.co.uk

  20. July 29, 2015 / 3:40 am

    Preach it! More posts like this need to exist <3 <3 <3 We really are our harshest critic and we simply need to learn how to love ourselves~
    xxx
    She Will Be

  21. July 29, 2015 / 10:35 am

    I absolutely love this post, it’s so true! I think we are always our own worst enemy when it comes to criticising ourselves, so thank you very much for the tips!

  22. July 29, 2015 / 7:50 pm

    Thank you for this post! It’s something I really needed at this moment in time. Even though I am working on improving my body confidence by getting healthier, sometimes it’s easy to forget (or just completely neglect) the mental side too. These tips will definitely help me work on that aspect! 🙂

  23. July 30, 2015 / 1:17 am

    LOVE everything about this post. Comparing ourselves to others is a huge problem, one I have to remind myself not to do.

  24. July 31, 2015 / 2:59 pm

    I loved reading this post. It’s taken me a good few years to realise that the size on my clothes isn’t everything and it doesn’t define me. I’ve started to lose weight in a healthy way (just to boost my confidence) and I’m feeling better for it. I used to embarrassed to buy size bigger sized clothes and although it sounds silly to my Mum who always told me I was fine the way I was, it made me feel hideous if I was wearing a bigger size and I feel awful for that. Now my wardrobe ranges from sizes 10-20 and I’m okay with that!

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

  25. August 4, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    This is so true. It’s easy to get caught up in the media hype of how you ‘should’ look. I used to (and still do) get hung up on my body image but that’s changing now. I’ve not weighed myself in months because I know that doesn’t matter (particularly when you’re exercising and muscle weighs more than fat!) I go purely on how I feel when I look in the mirror – do those jeans make my tummy look slimmer/do I look great in that dress? If you feel great in the clothes that you’re wearing then that will help in body confidence.

    Thanks for posting this!

  26. August 15, 2015 / 6:57 am

    These are some great tips, I especially like the focus on your good parts! I’m always trying to tell people don’t worry about the figure on the scales it’s all about how you feel!

    Great post 🙂

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