“If you’re struggling with it and you think ‘I feel like I’m lying to myself,’ I should feel bad, too,” Feeling more confident about physical appearance is something that many people struggle with. It normally starts during the teenage years and can be very difficult to overcome. While adults tend to get more confidence as they grow older.
If you need a boost confident in about your physical appearance, today is your lucky day because we have seven simple tips that are sure to help you feel more.
Here are some things you can do to more
1. Go to the gym
To really feel confident in your clothing. Exercise, not only will you be able to tone up, but you’ll feel better about yourself knowing that you’re working hard to achieve something and actually use your body. Exercise releases endorphins too which will naturally make you feel happier.
2. Make a list of things you like
You probably already have a mental list of the things you don’t like about your appearance, but what about the things you do like? There’s always at least one thing that people like about themselves, so spend half an hour looking in the mirror and making your list.
Make sure you’re also focusing on the things that you love about yourself, example; ‘My butt looks great in these jeans,’
3. Change the things you can
Rather than dwelling on the things you don’t like about yourself, recognize the ones you have some control over and start changing them bit by bit. If you bite your fingernails and don’t like the look of your hands, stop biting them and start looking after them more. If you don’t like your hair, look into options for different styles and colors.
Changing how to yourself is a habit that you have to break and create, “it makes it so you can heal and move forward.”
4. Surround yourself with positive people
Don’t surround yourself with people who talk negatively about themselves or about you and other people. Talking to people who constantly put themselves down can make you feel worse about yourself too.
“When you can talk positively about yourself in terms of what your body can do, you start to view your body in a very different way,”.
You can feel better about yourself if you take time to relax and look after your body. Take part in meditation classes, go for regular massages, have a bath at the end of a long day or treat yourself to some new cosmetic products.
6. Know the best colors for your tone
Never walk out the door feeling unsure. You can feel bad about the way you look if you’re wearing old clothes or clothes which don’t fit you properly anymore—explore your closet this fall—go out with a friend one weekend and buy yourself a new wardrobe for the upcoming season.
Learn how to dress for your body. To really feel confident in your clothing, we suggest embracing your best features.
7. Smiley more
When you smile more, you will automatically become more attractive, both to yourself when you look in the mirror and to the people around you. This will lead to more compliments which will always boost your self-confidence and make you feel better about yourself.