Three Steps To Improve Your Body Confidence

June 21, 2022

Improving your body confidence can have a noticeable impact on your daily life, as falling back in love with the way that you look can help you to let go of anxieties while welcoming new opportunities and adventures that you might have previously denied. Thankfully, learning how to improve your body confidence does not have to be as difficult as you might initially imagine, as there are several simple steps that you can follow to transform your opinion of your appearance in no time at all. So, if you are interested in finding out more, then read on! 

Delete Social Media 

One of the most effective steps that you can follow to increase your body confidence is to delete social media. Social media is rife with photoshopped and finely tuned bodies that are unrealistic and simply unachievable, yet these bodies are constantly glorified and romanticised as the ‘ideal’ body type. Being bombarded with edited images of models, influencers and famous faces can have a disastrous impact on the way that you feel about your own body, as you will likely start comparing yourself to them despite the photoshopping. Although social media sites do have benefits such as allowing you to chat with your friends easily, they are still very negative platforms that focus on promoting certain ideals and aesthetics that many people are simply unable to achieve without some kind of surgery. Taking the decision to delete social media and remove yourself from the cycle of comparison and disappointment will help you to feel better connected with yourself, as you can begin to focus on your own opinion rather than that of other people. At the end of the day, your body confidence should not depend on the amount of likes that your most recent selfie has achieved, and using social media simply promotes this idea time and time again. Deleting social media is the best option, but if you are not ready to remove your profile just yet then you can still make positive steps to change your ways. Unfollow models, actresses and influencers that are known for their photo editing, and stop posting photos of yourself or your body — focus on posting more uplifting content that can encourage both yourself and your followers to fall back in love with their bodies! 

Get New Clothes 

Another excellently effective step that you can follow to boost your body confidence is to buy new clothes! Throwing on a brand new outfit is a sure fire way to make yourself feel as stylish and confident as can be, and it is one of the easiest methods that you can utilize for noticeable results. Head down to your local shopping mall and hit your favorite stores to try on a variety of different clothing items, and do not be afraid to stray from your usual outfits to try on something a little more outlandish and fun. Stepping out of your comfort zone is where the magic really happens, so slip into that bodycon dress and embrace your curves or swap out your usual baggy jeans for a skirt to show off your legs — do not worry about what other people are going to think, just focus on how you feel in your new outfit. An additional benefit of throwing on a brand new outfit is the likelihood of receiving a compliment! If your work colleagues are used to seeing you in the same clothes, then they will notice and pick up on your new outfit. Friends always notice a new fit too, and they are bound to boost your confidence by paying you lots of compliments that make you feel amazing. Do not worry if you don’t have much cash to splash on new clothes, as thrift stores are full of great items that are extremely affordable. You can also explore online, as auction sites and private selling apps are the perfect places to find a bargain. 

Work On Your Insecurities 

It is fair to say that most people have insecurities surrounding their body that they would like to work on, but there is no reason that you cannot take action to reverse your negative feelings and feel better about the way that you look. It is important that you can approach this in the right way, as you risk making your insecurities worse by taking the wrong steps to improve yourself. For example, if you would like to lose weight then do not begin drastically restricting your calories — instead, add more low impact exercise to your schedule and simply try to eat a healthier diet with lots of fruits and vegetables that focuses on increasing nutrients rather than limiting your portions. Do not focus on achieving a specific ideal like a slim thick body that you cannot get without invasive surgery, as this will do nothing but discourage you and lead to a worsening body confidence.

Likewise, aspects of your skin such as acne-prone skin, dermatitis, poor skin tone, rosacea, or other skin issues may lower your self-esteem. In that case, you can consider alternative skin care options that would give you your desired look. Be sure to make these decisions based on what you believe would make you more confident and content with your body, not the opinions of others. 

Some aspects of your body may be unchangeable, or simply do not need to be changed, so working on accepting your body as it is should be something you can aim for. There are many steps that you can take to minimize your insecurities, starting off with meditation. Meditation is a brilliantly effective practice, as it helps you to focus on living in the ‘here and now’ rather than dwelling in the past or fearing the future. This can help you to relax and unwind, alleviating your confidence issues and helping you to become a more balanced, optimistic person as a whole. Further steps that can help to minimize your body insecurities include paying yourself compliments daily, as this is a great way to promote self love. 

Improving your body confidence has never been so simple when you can take the time to utilize the brilliant tips and ideas that have been carefully detailed above, so there is no time like the present to get started. You can expect to feel an immediate boost in body confidence when you follow the steps above, so if you would like fall back in love with your body, then delete your social media, get a range of new outfits and work on your insecurities. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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