Learning to love myself is a journey in which is still very much in progress, I think almost everyone has those days when they don’t feel particularly happy with themselves. Even some of my most beautiful friends express body confidence doubts which only they can see. I’ve realised recently that it’s important that I love myself and to stop trying to hide my body and accept who I am.
So here are some tips if you’re struggling with body confidence that I find particularly helpful on those days when you aren’t quite feeling yourself!
STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS
Comparing myself to other people is something that I’m certainly guilty of. Not only in person but scrolling through social media and comparing yourself to other people isn’t the best thing to do when you aren’t feeling body positive. Everybody is unique and each person has different assets and flaws. Nobody is the same and that is what makes everyone special. Focusing on yourself rather than other people is something I’ve started doing recently and I feel so much better for it.
CHANGE YOUR MINDSET
Focus on the positive rather than a negative. You’re likely thinking ‘oh shut up Jasmin’ but it’s true. Everyone seems to give this advice and it’s a line that I often hear people say and write online. Rather than highlighting your flaws in the mirror, try to think of things that you like about yourself. Easier said than done I must admit but a positive mindset is key!
For example, these I debated buying culottes for MONTHS. I tried them on in several high street shops and my friends said I should buy them and I still didn’t as I worried I looked ‘too fat’ or ‘chubby’ in them. I finally got them after three months and I love them.
Self-care, in general, is quite a broad thing. Taking some time to look after yourself is so important especially during stressful times and busy periods. This could be anything from having a bath and a night-in to meeting with friends for a coffee. Whatever makes you happiest, this might seem irrelevant to body confidence but feeling good on the inside, shines on the out.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Comment below any of your body confidence and self-care tips! Thank you to Michaela for taking these photos too!