Lady In The Water
Happy Wednesday, friends!
We all struggle with body image and confidence issues at some point in our lives. For me, it’s a daily struggle. Some days I feel better about myself than others, and I try to really embrace those vibes when I’m bombarded with thoughts of inadequacy. Social media is awesome, but one of the downsides is constantly having beautiful people to compare yourself to. It’s easy to get lost in the idea that you’re losing some pseudo competition for fitness/popularity/beauty.
A little while ago I decided to write out a list of ways to embrace my body instead of setting weight loss, etc. goals.
Confidence is being able to say ‘Fuck you, I’m the shit’ without opening your mouth, say it with your walk, with your smile, say it with your entire being. – Post by marcc on Boldomatic
1. Give Yourself Daily Affirmations
You’re a badass bitch, so tell yourself that. Speak kindly to yourself just like you would if a friend came to you struggling with her body image or self-confidence.
2. Respect Your Body
Work on a healthy relationship with food. Whether you have a history of an eating disorder or not, we all struggle with using food to cope one way or another. No restricting, no binging and purging, no excessive exercising. Work out to keep yourself feeling strong and eat well because you only have one body, but don’t take either to an unhealthy level.
3. Find Your Happy Place
I never feel sexier than at the beach. There’s something about the power of the ocean, the softness of the sand, and the endlessness of the sky that makes me feel beautiful. When my soul is happy, I feel more confident. So I try to spend as much time by the water as possible, and it really helps quell negative body thoughts.
4. Avoid Assholes
Listen, you could be the smartest, most capable, most stunning woman in the world and there will always be someone there to tear you down. Don’t waste your energy on those people. Whether it’s a friendship, a dating relationship, or a family member, protect your heart and your confidence by kicking jerks to the curb. You don’t deserve that kind of negativity.
You’re beautiful and capable and awesome, so embrace your body and have a lovely rest of your week!