If you haven’t been feeling super comfortable in your skin, here are 4 tips for more body confidence!
Becoming more body confident has been life-changing for me and has opened up my world in a huge way. I’m able to be more present, have more fun, and life more freely.
This post is all about four ways you can gain more body confidence.
Before we get started, I want to say that I am not a therapist or dietitian. I sought help from both a therapist and dietitian and wouldn’t be where I am today without them. I recommend this therapy group, and this dietitian group. If you are struggling, please seek out professional help.
I feel like I’m a broken record with this tip but it really is SO helpful. Look in your closet and make sure you have a few essentials that you can mix and match to wear this fall. This is my personal favorite formula for getting dressed and makes me feel so confident. I recommend having at least one pair of jeans, one t-shirt, one tank-top, one jacket or cardigan, one pair of shoes, and bras and underwear that fit well and are comfortable! The key here is to make sure they fit your body right now! There is nothing worse than wearing too-small clothing because you can’t be present because you are constantly feeling squished. This tip sounds so simple, but it really works!
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Connecting with your body is so important to feeling better in your body. This isn’t about doing an intense workout and “eating right” (I don’t even believe there is a “right” way to eat!) This can be as simple as putting on lotion before bed. All you want to do is do little things that take care of your body. Enjoy your skincare routine, make that dentist appointment you’ve been putting off, get your nails done, or do them at home. All of these tasks send a message to your brand that you value and appreciate your body. I’d also recommend some joyful movements like walking or stretching. This helps connect your body and mind so you are better able to listen to your body!
I think of this in two ways – your appearance, and your life. For your appearance, try to focus on the parts of your body and appearance that you do like! For me, I appreciated my hair so I spent time taking care of it and complimented myself on it. When looking in a mirror and a negative thought pops up, I would simply say “nope, not right now” and re-direct myself to something I did like about myself.
More importantly, I think it’s helpful to focus on what you like about your life. Oftentimes we can get caught up in how much of a problem our body is that it can overpower how you feel about your life. When I stopped to think about it, I realized how much I loved my life outside of my body. I focused on good friends, fun opportunities, and hobbies I enjoyed. Hobbies are a great place to put your focus because it’s something you can control. Read this blog post on hobbies I love to get inspired!
Again, there are two sides to this: in-person and online. Think about if the people you are spending time with are bringing you up, or if they are bringing you down. I don’t think you need to cut people out, but you can be conscious of how much time you spend with them and your expectations when you go into a new situation.
We all spend SO much time on our phones so it’s important to analyze who you are following. When I was first working on my relationship with my body, I unfollowed or muted everyone that talked about weight or their body. I didn’t listen to any podcasts about health or wellness or anything to do with changing your body. I also followed a bunch of body-positive people to fill my feed with inspiration. This helped more than I thought it would and I found myself really enjoying following people with a similar body to mine. I’ll leave a list of recommended follows down below.
People I recommend following:
Caralyn Mirand – @caralynmirand
Simply Elsa – @simply_elsa
Dietitian Diana – @dietitiandeanna
Maddy Gutierrez – @maddy_gutierrez_
Find Food Freedom -@find.food.freedom
Barely Brave – @BarelyBrave
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