Most of us have had concerns about our bodies since we were teenagers. Maybe our stomach is too round, our chest too flat, or we have pimples breaking out on our body in weird places. Whatever your concerns are about your body, worry no more. It’s time to love your body for what it is- yours. After all, you only get one.
Wear your clothes for you.
The main thing that women need to learn is to worry less about how others see them and only be concerned with how we see ourselves. Wear your clothes for you; don’t try to impress others by wearing clothes that make you feel insecure. Purchase and wear things that make you feel confident and comfortable. If you have the mind-set of “Would so-and-so approve of this?” then you will never fully be satisfied with how you look.
You are unique. Embrace it.
It’s important to understand that while we are all similar, we all have different bodies. Some women may be taller, shorter, rounder or slender than others, but we each have our own unique traits. Think about what your favorite physical traits are and embrace them; be grateful that you have those traits.
As for your less-favored traits, ask yourself what you don’t like about them. Then ask yourself why you don’t like them. Admire your natural beauty and appreciate your curves. Don’t think, “I wish this were smaller/bigger/normal,” but instead think, “I look great today!” Then you will see that those weaknesses are not so bad after all.
We all have flaws.
No one is perfect; we all have flaws. Have you heard this before? Believe it. We have all battled with acne, weight issues and uneven skin tones. It’s normal. The hard part is realizing how to deal with these things and accepting them as a part of who you are. Don’t think of that as a bad thing- it’s a learning experience. Learn to love your body and take care of it. It’s only up to you to do so.
Ignore the media.
Don’t let your eyes fool you when you are flipping through the pages of high fashion magazines and tabloids. The photo spreads are edited with computer software and are not natural. Think less about how the women look and focus more on the message of self-empowerment.
The main thing to understand is that you are your worst and only critic. Don’t be so hard on yourself. If you don’t love yourself for who you are, you will spend the rest of your life unhappy. Start loving the skin you’re in.