Tuesday, 3 October 2017

How to be more body confident and body happy!

Body Confidence and self-esteem is quite a high thought in my brain right now since I've been poorly my weight has been up and down and recently I have lost 4 stone from being unable to tolerate decent meals without vomiting. This little post is just to show how you can be more body confident about your self and help support your friends to be so as well. 
Spending day and night exercising and dieting is a waste of effort if you haven’t got that initial body confidence. So many people live with the belief that as soon as they ‘fix’ that one thing they find ugly about themselves they’ll suddenly feel beautiful – but this isn’t the case!
  Having this type of mindset can have a serious consequence on the body, both physically and mentally – when people set goals for themselves that are unrealistic, which can only cause more distress and upset. 
Here are some ways you can be more body confident!

Stop comparing

We’ve all been a victim of Instagram searches.You end up following an endless list of accounts from models to celebrities just to scroll through their page with envy when really they do nothing to help so unfollow to get the negativity out of your life.sign out from social media and concentrate on yourself – even if you do this for short periods at a time.
The sooner you stop forcing yourself to compare with others the happier you will be.
Invest in clothes that make you feel beautiful, In the last decades, businesses – especially clothing brands – are moving to social media to advertise their products.It’s easy to get caught up with the latest fashion that your favourite celebrities have inspired, these are usually hideous anyway, set your own style and buy clothes that you actually feel comfortable in!You don’t need to feel pressured to buy that skimpy bra-let if you aren’t going to feel confident wearing it. The results will truly show when you feel like you’re slaying an outfit as you’ll be so much more confident, happy and carefree!

Silence your inner critic

It’s important to acknowledge and stop putting yourself down, especially using fat talk or calling yourself ugly-embrace what others are saying when they say you're beautiful. It’s so easy, especially as girls/women to use our group of friends as outlets to our insecurities. But men/ boys do this also - Body confidence doesn't stop at women and girls.

I recently read an article while doing some research for a university module and it says ‘”If a woman says ‘I’m so fat,’ the other woman might feel like she has to say ‘no, I’m the fat one. Have you seen my thighs?'” when in fact neither woman is fat, they both say it to try and make the other feel less self concious. If you can be more aware of these types of conversations with your friends, you can change the topic to actually EMPOWERING each other – that’s what friends are for after all and it works even better if you twin it with a glass of wine or two. 

Pamper yourself

Make time to treat your body right!
Setting time aside for yourself can be an amazing treat when you’re not feeling your best it can make a massive difference to your mood.Get a massage, get your nails done, or even just have a long relaxing bath with a bath bomb or a candle to set the relaxing scene.Anything that gets you feeling pampered is a must to feel sexy and relaxed – you and your body deserve it. The most important thing is to slow things down – There really is no time to rush and make sure you enjoy every last minute!

It really is mind over matter

Think about the bigger picture.In 30 years time do you wanting to be thinking ‘oh I wish I loved myself more’ or looking back on amazing memories with people you love where you were happy and carefree?
I think we all know the answer to that one.
Many thanks for reading
Lauren xox 

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