In this social media crazed world we live in today, it’s hard not to feel insecure about yourself. People seem to base social value on how interesting your Instagram or Facebook pics look like. This could make feeling good about yourself very difficult.
That’s why it’s important to learn how to focus on you, and not worry about what others think. If you can find a way to love yourself, flaws and all, then it won’t matter what people have to say. But how do you go about doing that?
Loving your body is key and unfortunately we don’t do that enough. When you love your body, you make it a priority to take care of it and give it the attention it deserves. Below are my top 5 ways to be more positive about your body. After going through the list, it’s important to practice loving your body more, and caring about what others think less.
1. Make Time For You
The first step to being more positive about your body is making time for yourself. Often times we as people tend to put other people’s needs before our own. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with helping those who need it because helping people is a great thing.
But sometimes we get caught in the lives of others so much, we forget to focus on our own. You can do this by taking long walks by yourself and enjoying what nature has to offer. Or maybe going to the beach just do watch the waves. This can be a great way to be lost in your thoughts focusing on just you.
2. Keep Yourself Around Positive People
I’m a big believer in the saying, “ you are who you hang out with.” If you hang around negative people, you will find that you become more negative. So in order to avoid that, you need to keep yourself around people that have a positive attitude. Keeping yourself around positive people helps create good habits for yourself.
Like eating right, exercising, and making sure you feel good when you’re having a bad day. So if you find yourself needing an adjustment to the way you view life, find some people that view life the way you would like to view it. I guarantee you will start to adopt their way of thinking and be more productive in life.
3. Stop The Comparisons
It’s easy to look at others and wish we had what they had. Whether it be a friend, celebrity or family member, comparing yourself to others is an easy way to feel bad about yourself. The thing you have to understand is, that regardless of how perfect you think someone might be, we all have our flaws.
Even celebrities that seem to have everything in life. You would be surprised at how unhappy even they may be at times, even though it’s not obvious. The more you try not to compare yourself to those that seem perfect, the more you feel insecure.
There is nothing wrong with challenging yourself, especially when it comes to your fitness, but make sure you are doing it for you, and not anyone else.
4. Spotlight Your Strengths
Do people think you have a great looking smile? How about an awesome personality that brings life to a room? Everyone has features that people tend to notice right away. Whatever it is, make sure to let it show. It doesn’t have to be something physical either. People love being around people that make them feel good.
So if you are someone that is great to talk to when someone is feeling down, or maybe you make people laugh whenever you’re around, make sure to take note. This could be a great thing to remind yourself on those days you’re not feeling your best.
5. Ignore Messages By The Media
Perfections just doesn’t exist. But you couldn’t tell if looked in a magazine, Television Ad, or billboard. There’s no worse place to look for self value than with these types of media forums. They are masters on how the human brain works when trying to sell you something with a simple image.
What makes life so exciting and interesting, is the fact that everyone is different in their own way. How much fun would life be if everyone had on the same makeup, had the same kind of haircut or had the same personality. I’m pretty sure, there wouldn’t be much to talk about.
It’s ok to view these advertisements as a way to see yourself in that position, but don’t let it decide where your value is in life. Feeling secure about yourself and knowing that you matter is more important than what’s shown in a magazine.