Because the “bikini body” or “beach body” is not a thing, but it is still difficult to escape from their influence on us, we have to constantly remind ourselves that any body deserves love and respect. Here is how to be more confident!
We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with the idea that we have to change our bodies to be worthy of love and respect, and let’s face it, it can sometimes get exhausting. Despite the relatively new body positivity trend, you might still be anxious to show your body on the beach. Insecurities seem to rise alongside the temperatures, but we are here to remind you that you have to ditch body negativity today.
Step 1: Unfollow
You have to cleanse your feed from those who promote unrealistic body images and create opportunities to compare yourself with others. Pay attention to which accounts activate negative emotions and click unfollow button.
Step 2: Practice gratitude
Gratitude is a powerful practice that improves sleep, build patient, helps to make decisions, and can battle body insecurities. Tell yourself what you like about yourself every day in the mirror –a simple: “I’m thankful for my health,” can make a big difference, don’t tell yourself all that you should be.
3. Talk to yourself as you would talk to a friend
A self-talk is a powerful tool, so make sure your inner voice is a positive one. Constantly criticizing yourself can create constant background noise in our minds. Being nice to yourself is key to boost your mood, create positive experiences and promote positive emotions. Though it might be difficult to change our inner voice, it is not impossible. Identify those negative thoughts and try to change them.
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