Being body confident isn’t something that comes easy to most women. Whether it’s comparing yourself to other ladies on social media or A-listers in magazines, there can often feel like there’s a lot of pressure to look a certain way.
Let’s face it, the majority of us probably don’t have what’s considered ‘the perfect figure’, and without the use of airbrushing and filters, neither do the rich and famous – no matter what we’re led to believe. If you’ve been feeling less than stellar about your shape, try these 5 helpful tips to start boosting your body confidence. With continual practice, you can turn feeling ‘meh’ about yourself into feeling amazing!
5 Ways to Begin Improving Your Body Confidence
Ready to give these a go? These easy-to-follow tips can make a significant difference to your body mindset.
Incorporate Positive Affirmations into Your Life
Affirmations are a great way to empower yourself. Essentially, affirmations are positive thoughts or ideas that you repeat over and over again. For example, you can use the following:
‘I am beautiful and strong.’
‘I love my body as it is.’
‘I’m perfect just the way I am.’
‘My body radiates love and kindness’.
‘I accept myself as I am’.
Try writing these down and placing them on a piece of paper near your bed, on the fridge, or wherever you can easily view them each day. Spend 5 minutes repeating these every morning and see if you can feel a difference. You may just find yourself surprised by how well these work.
Wear Beautiful Lingerie
You don’t need to wear beautiful lingerie for anyone but yourself. Finding the perfect bra, such as this triangle lace bralette can make the world of difference to how you feel about yourself. You start to feel sexier, empowered, and incredible. Even nightwear like a silk satin pyjama set can make you feel confident while you’re sleeping. Brands like IDentity Lingerie promote healthy body images and are available in plus sizes. Their handmade pieces are also designed to last so you can invest in exquisite garments without worrying about the latest fad. By investing in gorgeous pieces for your body, you’ll feel special about yourself. Remember, lingerie isn’t just about making an impression on your partner. It’s for your self-empowerment too.
Do Something Good for Yourself
A nice, hot bath with candles and music is the perfect treat time for yourself! Doing something nice for yourself can make you feel on top of the world. Whether it’s reading a good book, having a solo coffee date or having a pamper evening, taking some time for self-love may be just what you need to boost your confidence, inside and out!
Ditch Social Media
Social media is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it’s a great place to connect with new people and find long lost friends, on the other, it can suck the feel-good vibes straight out of your soul. Even if you don’t want to ditch social media for good, taking a few breaks now and again can be healthy for your self-esteem. If it’s part of your job, then try cutting down on your usage and leaving your apps switched off after you’ve finished work.
Compliment Other People
Being positive radiates good energy. What better way to plant good feelings in yourself and others than by sharing the love? Try commenting on your friend’s smile or telling a stranger that you love their hair. You could even compliment your local barista on their excellent service. One lovely comment per day can make you both smile!