“Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.”
6 Ways To Feel Good About Your Body
Everyone, regardless of age and gender do feel insecure about our bodies. We envy the swimsuit models in TV commercials and magazines, wishing we could have the same body and end up feeling frustrated that despite all our efforts, we still look like crap. The definition of beauty changed over time and the social media is the biggest contributor to that change. People want to be slimmer not to healthy, but to look attractive. We, as human beings crave for attention. It makes us feel good when people look at us with admiration and sometimes, envy. How to feel good about your body no matter what your size and shape is?
- Identify the root cause as to why you don’t feel good about your body.
Ask yourself why you feel bad about your body? Is it because you are not slim enough? Whether you are feeling this way because you compare yourself with other people or you feel you are not beautiful enough, identifying the real problem is the only way you can address it. If you feel you are overweight, then you can do something about it. You can try to change your food choices and lessen your food intake combined with regular exercise. It takes time, effort, and sacrifice to attain the beautiful body that you desire.
- Deal with your thoughts during “unattractive” days.
Sometimes it is not just about your figure, but with they way you picture yourself. Try not to dwell on negative thoughts. Whenever you feel bad about your body, understand what triggers this emotion in you. Insecurities arise when we compare ourselves with other people. Ceasing comparing. If the negative thoughts are prompt by TV ads and magazines, stop paying attention to them that much. Deal with negative thoughts as soon as they arise.
- Stop telling yourself you look unattractive.
People do “body-shaming” when they hear unpleasant comments from the people around them. It’s either they tell you that you look too fat or too skinny. Whatever they say, do not let their comments get to you. You don’t need to conform to what society defines as beautiful or attractive. You are beautiful in your own way and nothing they will say to you should make you feel any less attractive. Remember that your overall health is what truly matters.
- Identify the body part that you love and emphasize it.
Even if you don’t look exactly like Victoria’s Secret angels, there is at least one part of your body that you love. Always be reminded of this body part and what it does to you. Do you have nice legs? Be happy for it because they allow you to stand and walk properly. Do you like your hips? Emphasize it by wearing something that will flatter your figure. This will help in boosting your confidence and feel less insecure when you see skinny girls pass by. Chastise yourself whenever you are tempted to compare yourself with others.
- Be nice to yourself.
What do you think other people, let’s say your family and friends would feel when you say something negative about their body? They would feel unhappy for sure. So why say this to yourself. Love and respect your body. Stop the body-shaming. If you can’t feel good about yourself, then no one else will.
- Work out more.
Sometimes the main cause of insecurity is having a not-so-sexually attractive body. If you want a sexier figure, work out more. If you are not a fan of working out or doing exercises, then it’s about time to hit the gym. There are also other options aside from lifting weights. You can do yoga or enroll in a dance class. Choose any physical activity that is suitable for your lifestyle. Continue stretching those muscles and burning those fats. Be patient and wait until you achieve your desire figure.