5 Motivational Tips for Body Confidence
Don’t feel low and disappointed after putting on oodles of weight, which can be easily lost after the winter’s gone. It’s always imperative to feel good from inside, stay motivated and to know that you are always free to make the best choices for yourself. We are here to raise your diminishing confidence about your body and get you ready for spring. Just follow some tips for body confidence mentioned below:
1. Think Positive
Positivity is the key to ‘happy living’. Think positive and don’t be harsh on yourself. Self-love and self-believe build the base of your confidence. Stop saying you are not smart or good enough, don’t shrug-off every compliment, or talk yourself down and point out every imperfection. Look and feel good all the time, don’t wait for it until you reach a certain size. Fashion is for everyone, and with all the great plus size option you too can look beautiful any moment you wish to. Pamper yourself with new haircut, message and a healthy living. There is no need for over-the-top affirmations. Just take it easy. Think and speak about yourself the same way you would think and speak about someone whom you admired, loved and respected.
2. Give Yourself Time
Eat! Burn! Repeat! But keep your expectations real. Follow these tips for success to set yourself up:
- Don’t be all or none: Though you’ll love to be perfect and stick to your original plan, nevertheless in reality, life is complicated and you’re busy. Keeping this into regard, keep your plans flexible and follow your plan as much as you can. Eat the best possible and exercise to your comfort level, but don’t follow all or none ideology. After all, something is better than nothing.
- Don’t expect quick changes in your body: Understand this. There is no instant formula for shedding weight (apart from going through hideous liposuction and botox, which we will never recommend.) Always remember that, only small changes can make a big difference. Your body is too like that, patience and consistency are essential for it to change and become better. If what you’re doing is sustainable, then you’ll surely see the results a little earlier but if it is too tough to keep up with, you might just surrender to follow it some days, that will bring your goals back to start.
- Don’t expect it to be a smooth transition: Your body needs your time and attention. Take it as a challenge and don’t give up. Just don’t. There are ups and downs in all phases of life and this is just another task. Work hard, play hard and keep your cool.
3. Treat your body nicely
Don’t get stuck in the trap of meticulously picking the nitty gritties of yourself. Be grateful for all that you have, feel privileged to be blessed with no disabilities. Acknowledge and respect how your body enables you to live this life with great ease and adds to your happiness and joy!
4. Exercise Well
Work those muscles not to look a certain way, but to feel confident, strong and capable. Try not to get involved in the superficial benefits of exercise such as slimming down and looking like a supermodel. Instead, make a list of the other, more vital benefits such as increased strength, sound body, stress release, uninterrupted sleep, and mental satisfaction. Engage yourself into few low-intensity exercises and gradually strain your muscles. You need to get your heart pumping to keep it fit and strong and push your muscles out of their comfort zone to keep your body strong. Your body will give you strength, energy and feel great in return.
5. Nourish Your Body
Your whole body, including your skin, hair, fingernails, organs, heart, bones and brain needs to be taken care of. Thus, keep a check on what you eat and nourish your body with. You don’t need to be perfect and count your calories every time you eat, but you do need to have a healthy relationship with food. Just avoid foods that have undergone too much of processing, and relish what is more natural. There’s no right way to eat but there’s a way to eat to make you feel good and it starts with simply listening to your body.
The journey of self-reformation, taking due care of your body and developing body love is eternal, which will further lead you to harmonious living. Try to enjoy what you eat, how you think, how you move and your way of life. Being happy will make you healthier.
So relax, and take a breath! Go through aforementioned tips for body confidence and appreciate yourself, and a gifted life.
Originally published at www.ucifuturehealth.com on March 3, 2016.