5 Tips To Radically Improve Your Body Confidence
Body confidence doesn’t come from trying to achieve the perfect body, it comes from embracing the one you’ve already got.
Feeling confident begins with adjusting how you see yourself. When we, as women, are unhappy with the way we look, it affects everything we do. To combat your tendency to be dissatisfied with the body you see in the mirror, you must create a healthy body image in your mind to avoid engaging in harmful habits, such self-deprecating inner-dialogue that leaves you down-trodden and worn. You need to practice feeding the flame of self-esteem that is fueled by your body confidence. At Live Lethal, we believe these 5 tips will help you improve your body confidence and, thus, move you closer to personal success.
1. Acknowledge and stop fat talk. Fat talk sneaks its way into many conversations. You may catch yourself saying how “fat” you think you are while chatting with your friends at the gym. Or, perhaps, you have shared your dismay about your weight during a phone call with a relative. If you are at the gym, give yourself kudos for continuing to work hard on your body goals. If you are talking with a family member and the word “fat” slips out about yourself or someone else, acknowledge it and stop.
2. Identify body parts you love. As you are looking in the mirror or trying on new clothes, give yourself a compliment about a particular body part. If you struggle to find a single part of your body that you love, repeat one of the nice things people have said to you in the past.
3. Shift your focus. It’s tempting to keep looking at yourself through the same distorted lens you have been peering into for so long. Focus on what your body has done and can do for you. A good example is a mom who is distraught with how long it’s taking her to lose baby fat. To improve her body confidence, she should focus on staying healthy and exercising, while also recognizing that her body gave her the gift of life.
4. Set and accomplish short-term goals. If you are aiming to lose weight or tone muscle, setting and accomplishing short-term goals for your body will build confidence and allow you to see the transformation as it occurs.
5. Be present. If you are constantly comparing your present body to the body you had in your early twenties, you will most certainly break down your body confidence. Accept your body for what it is now, love it for all its beauty and, most of all, be present. Improving your body confidence can be a difficult road to travel alone. If you need more helpful advice on how to get started, leave a comment below for the Live Lethal community!
Hope this helps…
Yours for More Confidence, More Often,
About the Author
Kristyn Haster is a Lifestyle Blogger, Weight Loss Trainer and Self-Confidence Coach living in Boulder, Colorado. As Editor of LiveLethal.com (Crazy Confident You) Blog, she helps woman break out of their shells, gain total confidence and fall in love with life again.