Have you ever seen that woman who definitely doesn’t have the “perfect” Victoria Secret-type body, but is so confident that it doesn’t matter?
When you are truly confident with your body and all its flaws, you radiate in a way that simply draws other people to you. That kind of inner confidence can’t be faked, and in order to get it you need to learn how to love your body exactly how it is today – flaws and all.
Now, because of my background as a therapist, when it comes to body image I first and foremost look at how my client’s past may be shaping her present and future. For example, maybe as a girl you learned that it’s impolite to admit that you LOVE your boobs or butt, because that would mean you were stuck up. Or maybe you were taught that you weren’t beautiful because you didn’t look like the girls in your magazines.
The important thing to keep in mind is that what you learned back then is influencing how you feel about yourself today, and that’s not at all helpful. To counteract those old beliefs, I encourage you to use the following super easy tips to start loving your body and feeling comfortable and confident in your own skin.
Tip#1: Get to know your body in a new way.
Stand in front of the mirror and focus on only the things that you like about your appearance. For example, maybe you love the curve of your back or your almond-shaped eyes. Or perhaps you love your strong, shapely calves or toned arms. Write down what you love about your appearance on a piece of paper and review that list whenever you don’t feel beautiful.
Tip#2: Dress for your body type.
As an image consultant I often see women who don’t know how to dress for their body type. It’s literally one of the best things you can do to feel less overwhelmed when shopping and immediately feel more confident in your skin. If you don’t yet know how to dress for your body type and accentuate your assets, download my eBook now for a full guide here.
Tip #3: Find colors that flatter your skin tone.
When you wear colors that flatter your skin tone you look AND feel your best. I recommend holding up a few different colored tops and asking friends and associates their opinion. The colors that people positively and enthusiastically react to are YOUR colors. Once you have a list of the colors that look amazing on you stick with them!
A final note…
You’re already stunning – just the way you are. No matter what your weight, size, height or shape, learn to accentuate your assets and love all the gorgeous parts of you, and you’ll be amazed at how your confidence skyrockets.