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Body confidence – tips to help you get it

18th October 2021

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Let’s face it, many of us have body hang-ups and things we don’t like about ourselves. It might be our stomach and the desire to lose weight. It could be the shape of your nose, the shape of your body, or even your skin tone and pigmentation. Down to the way you smile and how you wear your hair. It can be hard to be in contact with anyone who is completely at ease with themselves, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

How you can have body confidence

What we do see is more people being comfortable in their own skin and having the confidence to own what they have and work it. I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can increase your body confidence. 

Be positive about what you see in the mirror

It’s important that when you look in the mirror, you reaffirm positive notions and not focus on the negative aspects. It is easy to stare at your figure and think about the wobbly bits, and not focus on the fact that maybe there is a reason, like having a family or being comfortable with a partner. Try and reaffirm only the positive qualities, and keep telling yourself that over and over. You will start to feel better sooner than you think. 

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Improve your diet and drink more water

It’s hard to feel comfortable with the outside if you feel awful on the inside. A diet of junk food and drinking too much can often have a bad effect on our mindset when it comes to body image. Instead, indulge in a diet of fresh vegetables and drink plenty of water to improve your energy levels and skin tone. Sometimes taking care of the inside is all it takes. 

Focus on your positive aspects

When dressing or while out, try and remember to focus on the aspects of your body that you do like. In fact, show off that curvy figure, or wear your hair with pride if you love that feature about yourself. Dressing positively can help to make sure we feel good about ourselves. 

Take action if enough is enough

Sometimes we can’t see past those hang-ups, and there is nothing wrong with that. If you dislike how you look and want to change then consider reaching out to a plastic surgeon and discussing your options. This is a decision not to be taken lightly, and it is advisable to ensure that you are doing this for the right reasons. But it is your body to do what you see fit with. 

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Change your mindset

Often the crux of all problems is our mindset and how we think about things, and body confidence is no different. If we have a negative mindset, then we are likely to be feeling less confident in our ability and how we look. Shift your mindset and focus on positive thoughts. It might take some work at first, but this could transform your life in other areas as well. 

I hope this has inspired you to feel better in your own skin.