As I’m writing this, it’s been a very chilled Sunday afternoon of pretty much doing nothing. I’d caught up on all the series I’ve been watching, so picked the first thing Netflix’s ‘Top Picks’ list, ‘I Feel Pretty’ & as it turns out a Netflix rom-com was just what I needed. But, the underlying message of ‘everyone is beautiful’ in this film has got me thinking.
I’m on my own lil journey towards ‘body confidence’ (as I’m sure we all are!), but here’s a few ways that might help along the way…
WEAR WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL CONFIDENT
An obvious one I know, but it’s true. If you’re not comfortable, then you’re less likely to feel confident. When I’m going somewhere & I’m not sure what to wear, my mind tends to go into overdrive & before you know it, I’m really frustrated with not knowing what to wear. Piece together a few ‘go-to’ outfits that you know you feel comfortable in & avoiding the ‘I don’t know what to wearrrrr’, ‘nothing fits me’ saga, should hopefully improve confidence in the long run as you’ve conquered the battle of what to wear beforehand.
PUT THE BRAKES ON COMPARING YOURSELF
Easier said than done, I know. I’ve been there, stood in the mirror, not liking what I can see, before then going on Instagram & seeing everything I want to look like.
But here’s your reminder that you are your own individual, no-one else is like you, so can there really be a comparison to make? To be straight & to the point, there’s your answer.
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVITY
Whether that’s friends who lift you up or focusing on having a positive environment for yourself, it’s likely to give yourself a more positive mindset which will hopefully reflect as confidence.
WORK ON LOVING YOURSELF
Learn to love who you are. I’ll be honest, I’m trying to practice what I preach here. I’m not saying it has to be 100% (we all have bad days right?), but work out what you love doing & what makes you happy. Set aside some time to focus on you, whether that’s reading, watching your favourite series, exercise etc.., to lift you out of the bad days.
There you have it. It’s not easy I know, but one small step at a time will hopefully lead to feeling more body confident & comfortable in your own skin.
Let me know if any of these ideas have helped you! We’re all on this journey together so chat to me in the comments!