Feeling comfortable in your body is something we should all be able to take for granted. Unfortunately, very few of us feel genuinely confident in how we look. However, you don’t have to resort to intensive workout regimes, fad diets, or cosmetic surgery to get comfortable in your body. Instead, take a look at these top tips and learn to love yourself the way you are…
Appreciate what your body does
Our bodies are certainly put through the mill when you think about what they go through on a day-to-day basis from supporting us in our work to ensuring we can keep fit and do yoga! If you’re too busy criticizing yourself, you don’t get a chance to really appreciate what your body does for you. A few subtle signs of wear and tear aren’t something to be ashamed of but, rather, something to be celebrated, so remember what your body’s capable of and make a conscious effort to respect and appreciate it.
Find new forms of self-expression
If you feel uncomfortable in your body, you tend not to use it as a way to express yourself. If you’re never seen on the dancefloor or you’re always hidden away in group photos, it’s time to push yourself forward. Dance, art, and singing are all great ways to express yourself using your body and you can nurture your talents slowly if you choose. Start with dancing around your bedroom or singing in the shower, if you’re hesitant about expressing yourself in public. However, there are many nurturing groups that will be more than happy to welcome you as you grow in confidence.
Dress to boost your confidence
When you’re not comfortable in your clothes, it shows in your demeanor. By dressing in ways that make you feel comfortable, you can change your mindset and boost your self-esteem. NUMI undershirts are a great way to enhance any outfit, so you can dress for work, play or fun and always feel your best. By making sure you feel comfortable in your clothing choices, you’ll spend less time criticizing your body and more time appreciating your fabulous features.
Surround yourself with diverse bodies
If you spend your time looking at images of photoshopped bodies, it’s no wonder if you feel uncomfortable in your own. Social media is filled with photos of people looking almost impossibly fit or glamorous and, in most cases, their physiques are impossible to achieve! Professional models have spoken openly about the use of editing software, but the vast majority of social media posts are also heavily edited. Recognizing this and choosing to fill your feed with natural, diverse bodies will give you a more realistic sense of what the perfect body looks like and help you to recognize your own beauty.
Learning to Love Yourself
Appreciating your body doesn’t come naturally to everyone and it can take time to change your mindset. By making small changes to the way you see and talk to yourself, however, you can begin to love yourself and your body.