Do you love your body? Do you exude body confidence?
If you don’t, let’s try to change that.
I believe that every woman is beautiful simply because she is a woman. I also believe that every woman has at least one thing that she loves about her body.
If she doesn’t, then she needs to find one!
Body confidence has such a big impact on our sexual pleasure.
If we don’t feel good about our bodies, then it’s hard to experience pleasure with them. (insert sad face)
Women should be proud of their bodies, not ashamed of them.
But our decision to love our bodies is just that… our decision. Our beauty is not dependent upon what society thinks, but upon what we think.
“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” ~ Sophia Lauren.
I’m a firm believer that we should focus on our strengths, not our weaknesses. With regards to body confidence, I’m referring to our assets… as opposed to our “flaws”.
A common exercise is to pick a part of our body that we don’t like and try to come up with some positive things to say about it. In theory, this sounds like a good idea. Unfortunately, I find this to be counterproductive. Mainly because it puts our attention onto something that we don’t like. However, if you find this helps you to have a better acceptance of your body, then, by all means, do it.
Personally, I prefer to focus on the things I do like about my body.
Like my ass.
THAT’s my greatest asset. (pun intended)
You see, I have a bum… and a half. LOL It’s not small, but the men seem to like it… and so do the women! Most importantly, so do I.
It’s voluptuous, feminine and sexy.
Curves are what makes us women.
Curves are part of our feminine charm.
We need to embrace that! We need to embrace what we’ve got!
What’s your best asset?
Is it your legs? Your shoulders? Your breasts? Maybe it’s your back or your derriere?
Whatever it is, you should have at least one part of your body that you’re happy with. If you don’t, you’re being too critical.
Not that this is your fault BTW. Society is not kind to women. Unfortunately, we make it worse by agreeing with them.
Loving yourself and your body is almost a rebellious act. That’s why you need to be a rebel.
Your body is a sacred vessel. It is a gift. Accept this as truth and you’re halfway there.
Are you taking care of your body?
I think it’s important that women take good care of themselves. Not just so that they look good for men, but so that they look good for themselves.
Self-care is self-love.
There are a few ways we can do this:
Exercise is an important part of looking and feeling great. If you want body confidence, you need to exercise.
Any body type, no matter what shape, can be physically transformed through exercise. Plus, exercise releases endorphins, gives an outlet for relieving stress and just makes you feel good.
When you feel good, you tend to look good.
Your body is created in the kitchen. If you eat well, you will look well. If you eat crap, you’re going to look like it.
Not only does eating clean make you feel better.. on the inside… but this translates to how your body looks… on the outside.
There isn’t a single part of your body that doesn’t benefit from proper nutrition.
Your diet affects your health, your happiness, your hormones, and your libido. Be sure to eat as if your life depends on it… because it does!
Get enough sleep
Nothing will make you look and feel like sh*t faster than lack of sleep. If you look like something that the cat dragged in, it won’t matter how great your ass is!
Plus those workouts that you did won’t mean squat if you don’t get your rest after a workout. That’s because our bodies build and repair our muscles while we sleep.
Be sure to get lots of quality sleep and take some rest days from exercise.
It will do your body good.
Ways to improve your body confidence
Comparison is the thief of happiness in more ways than one. First, it makes you unhappy about what you’ve got and second, it makes you jealous and resentful about what someone else has.
Women need to support each other and stop competing. It’s not a competition.
We are ALL beautiful.
Be happy for them. Be happy for yourself.
There’s nobody else like you. Revel in that fact.
Take up dancing
Dancing connects us to our bodies.
Dancing makes us feel good.
As does listening to the music that we use to dance with.
Whether you’re dancing in your kitchen or taking dance classes, it’s a wonderful way to feel good in our bodies.
Accentuate the positives
Do you dress to show off your assets? You should. Why hide it? Hiding is not confident.
If you’ve got it, flaunt it!
Oh, and don’t sabotage your confidence by wearing clothes that don’t fit… because they’re too big or too tight. Aim for Goldilocks here… where the fit is just right.
The same goes for lingerie. Make sure it fits properly.
Indulge in pleasure.
Pleasure makes us feel good. When we feel good, we have a more positive outlook on everything… including our bodies.
Experience pleasure. Every. Single. Day.
Do something that makes your body feel good.
You can get a massage, go for a facial, have sex or self-pleasure. All of these feel good.
Listen to your body.
Our bodies are always talking to us. Do we listen to them? Probably not.
When we don’t, we wear ourselves out, we push beyond our breaking point and we break down… mentally and physically.
Your body is smarter than you. You need to listen to her.
When you do, you are showing her respect, and in return, she will give you everything you desire.
Love yourself enough to listen to your body and to take care of it. Then, and only then, will you have true body confidence.
In closing, remember, the choice to love your body is entirely up to YOU!
“People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.” ~Salma Hayek
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