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Having a poor body image isn’t something that should take lightly. The effects can have a serious emotional and physical effect on you. People with low self-esteem often become so caught up in the idea of having the perfect body that they forget what’s actually healthy, and set unrealistic goals for themselves. When they can’t reach these goals, this can lead to further upset. Much time and money is wasted on poor body confidence. Luckily, there are some things that you can do to boost your self-confidence.
These methods are focused on the emotional impact of confidence, but remember that taking care of yourself can help too. Some things are fairly easy to focus on. Skincare, a workout routine you enjoy, and a healthy diet can all make you feel, and look better. Those who have had more challenging health risks that required something such as a mastectomy, might choose to consider a consultation for Breast Augmentation. Whether big or small, the emotional toll a lack of confidence can take on you can be huge, but there are so many ways to help you find your inner confidence. One way is simply choosing it.
Choose to be Confident
You may have met people who weren’t conventionally good-looking, but that still exudes confidence. This is because confidence is attractive, and if you like the way you look, so will everyone else around you. After years of talking badly about yourself, dropping your negative mindset can seem too hard. Start by faking it. When you see yourself in the mirror don’t pick at your flaws. Instead, tell yourself that you’re beautiful. Carrying yourself with confidence will feel strange at first, but can then become second nature to you and you’ll feel much better.
You’re Your Best Friend
When your inner voice starts to say terrible things to you, stop and ask yourself if would you speak to your best friend in that way? How would you feel if you heard someone else talking to your friend like that? Whenever you’re tempted to be mean to yourself, stop, and switch it to something complimentary. You deserve better. Talk to yourself like your best friend would.
Trade Negative For Positive
Surround yourself with people who support you and want the best for you. Negative people are usually insecure and say mean things to make themselves feel better. Find new friends who are positive and don’t bring you down. Don't be a hermit. Getting out there and socializing safely can also be a big lift to your confidence.
Sign Out Of Social Media
Scrolling through Instagram can be very damaging if you’re suffering from poor body confidence. Social media isn’t what’s real, but it can be hard to remember that. Try not to get caught up in the over-edited images, and instead, concentrate on yourself. Those beautiful Instagrammers have bad days too, just like anyone else. Try to find a hobby or another more positive outlet that stops you from overthinking. You could take up reading, a craft, exercise, or anything else that distracts you and allows you to spend some time away from your phone screen.
I do suffer from low self esteem - and don't play social media.ReplyDelete
You do feel inadequate after scrolling TikTok or Instagram for a long time. That is why I like when people put real content like dance fails on there.ReplyDelete
I’ve been blogging less some because of this. My job isn’t closed off like it once was. Plus I’m a newbie. I don’t have time for extra things. Have to work smarter right now.ReplyDelete