I’ve wanted to do a post about body confidence for ages because I think it’s so important for everyone to be confident in the skin they’re in and with the body they have. I’ve been putting this post off because it’s so hypocritical for me to tell all of you to be confident with your body when I’m definitely not. I guess this is a long story and I don’t want to go too I into it but the brief outline is that I really struggle to be happy with the way I look and I don’t feel happy about my body. Regardless of this, I thought I’d share a few tips that could help you to become more body positive because everyone should be.

1)      The models in magazines have filters on them and have been edited; it’s not a realistic person and please don’t aim to look the way they do. Models in the magazines are completely airbrushed and it’s not realistic; look at real women.

 

2)      Don’t compare yourself to others and the way other people look. There are so many different body shapes and sizes that comparisons should never be made. Tall, short, curvy and the list goes on. Be happy with your body shape, embrace it.

 

 

3)      Being healthy is way more important than being someone’s ‘goals’, I promise. Your health and wellbeing should come before everything else. If you’re healthy and fit then love your body, it’s looking after you. Your health comes way before getting the ‘perfect body’, something that doesn’t even exist.

 

4)      You won’t love everything about your body, there will always be parts that you’re not particularly keen on and that’s okay. Focus on the positives. Your flaws and imperfections are a part of you and they should be embraced.

 

 

5)      Care for your skin, it’s the only skin you’ll ever have. Cleanse daily, moisturise and just keep your skin healthy. By doing this it makes your skin and in turn you feel so much better.

 

I hope at least one person found this post helpful, remember that there is nothing wrong with loving yourself and being content with yourself. Care, nurture and be happy with your body.