How To Gain Confidence In Your Body And Body Shape
The struggle every woman has with her body and body shape is real and it is daunting. However, gaining confidence in one’s body and learning to love one’s body shape can be one of the most empowering efforts for any individual. The journey is not an easy one, but with practice and persistence it is possible to achieve, and – I can guarantee – is entirely rewarding at the end.
Like Any Effort, Action Is A Must
Actions do not always involve movement, action can also happen in our thoughts and in our perspectives. The first action you must take involves creating a list of the parts of your body that you absolutely adore and love. Now, that the list is complete, make sure to read it out load, and for an extra boost of effectiveness, do this while looking in the mirror. Hearing what you love about yourself, will automatically make you feel more confident about your body, whether it’s one thing or 20 things you love; positive feedback, particularly from yourself, can be quite powerful.
Our next action is to create another list of body parts you are not too fond of, however, instead of writing down what you hate about them, write down what you can do for those parts to make them more appealing and lovable to you. Try to make these “can dos” as realistic as possible. We all, hypothetically, can go to the gym everyday of the week and take on a strict raw vegan diet, but is this really realistic or plausible for you, your lifestyle or what you really desire? Thus, focus on fashion hacks and tricks that your body will allow for. This step uncovers real solutions to your most “problematic” or unloved parts. Instead of diving into a vicious cycle of hatred, you break the circle and enable yourself to move forward.
Confidence Has Nothing To Do With Your Weight
On the contrary of what many might think, weight and confidence are not directly correlated. You may lose all the extra pounds in the world and still find parts of your body that are just not good enough. It’s not about weight – losing or gaining – its about the internal conversation you have with yourself, and it’s about learning to love your body by embracing it, just the way it is, and working to it’s standards. To start changing the conversation, we have already begun with our first list; to continue, pay yourself two compliments each day: one in the morning and one at night.
Fake It Till You Evolve Into It
When you constantly fake it, on a normal basis that is, at some point, you and your body claim it as is and thus, you eventually become it. This can apply to various habits, however, for our own purpose, we will begin with faking confidence in our body and shape till we fully come to embrace confidence. Pretend to be a confident, sexy woman by pretending to love your body, and in time, you’ll notice the change actualizing into reality.
Dress In Fashion Outfits Worthy Of Your Body
The pretend begins with your attire. Wearing clothes that are flattering and most importantly fit your body is the first step towards falling in love with your body and easing into the pretend game. This means dressing everyday in fashion outfits that make you feel sexy, and confident. Toss away the oversized jeans and trousers that add bulk and strip you of your beautiful shape. Now, you should not sacrifice comfort to look elegant, put together or confident. Dress in clothes that accent your waist, shape your curves; and don’t forget about accessories. Most importantly, wear undergarments that make you feel brilliant and sexy. Treat and glamorise yourself, everyday. Dressing for your body shape -which equals to dressing well – will reinforce you of the fact that your body is beautiful as it is and thus, deserves to look beautiful.
Put these steps into practice, stay persistent, dress in slimming fashion outfits, and start loving your body as it is.