In today’s world, especially with the likes of Instagram and other social media platforms, it can be difficult for many young guys and girls feel confident in the way they look. We’re often comparing ourselves to those we see online; the way their body looks, the way they dress and how perfect they are, from their teeth to their toes. But how can a lack of body confidence affect us?
What exactly is body confidence?
Body image and body confidence are based around your thoughts and feeling about the way your body looks. A lack of body confidence can stem from many aspects of life. Whether you’ve seen a fitness influencer online and long to have that dream body, or if you’re comparing yourself to a fellow mummy or a friend, take a step back and review your negative thoughts. These impressions of yourself and comparisons may be stopping you from doing a whole world of things!
Why is it important to improve your body confidence?
With a more positive opinion of yourself, comes a lot of benefits! From being able to try things you never thought you would do, progressing in your job and maybe even an improvement in your relationship; having a good level of body confidence can radiate so much positivity to those around you.
Not only this, but you’ll also have a greater power to believe in yourself, and much more confidence to allow you to make better choices for your mind, body and soul.
How can I improve my body confidence?
One of the most seen ways of working to improve your body confidence and body image is to work on having a healthy one. I’m not saying you need to go out, join a gym and work out 7 days a week. But by simply moving every day, even if it’s just for a walk by yourself, partner or even with your little one strapped into their buggy – moving even the littlest bit each day can help to develop a strong body and mind.
You could even look to do something non-invasive if there are certain changes you’d like to make such as to your teeth. Cosmetic veneers cost very little nowadays and are a not a big permanent change like surgical procedures are, and may help to give you that confidence boost you’re longing for.
However you decide to work on your body confidence, whether that’s to simply move more or to have a procedure done, it’s important to remember to work on it for yourself.
Having a positive outlook on your body can help improve your mental health and can often mean people are less critical and judgemental of others too.