How to Stop Being Insecure And Start Loving Your Body
Insecurity is something most of us are affected by. Just because that’s true, doesn’t mean it should be like that. Being insecure means that you don’t have enough confidence to face the challenges life gives you. It also means that you’ll miss out on plenty of opportunities with other people because you’ll always think you aren’t pretty or handsome enough. It’s time to put that behind you and turn over a new life. It’s time to start loving your body and accepting yourself for who you are. Everything starts with a strong resolve and a simple guide.
1. Focus on the positive
Stop being mean to yourself when you see your reflection. The first things you’ll notice are going to be the ones you don’t like, but don’t pay attention to that. Instead, focus on all the good things. See what you like and say it out loud. Compliment yourself.
After a while, you’ll be able to find some beauty in the things you don’t like, as well. The most effective way to fight bad thoughts about yourself is to conquer them with good ones. You can even start a journal. That way, when you start thinking bad things, you can always read about the good ones in the journal. After a bit, you won’t need it anymore because you’ll remember the good things.
2. Get out of your comfort zone
One of the best ways to get in touch with your body and start loving it is by getting out of your comfort zone. Try dancing, for example. This is an activity which relies on you being in tune with yourself, meaning that it’ll make you get to know your body in ways you didn’t think were possible.
Dancing can also make you feel sexy and will give you the needed confidence. Additionally, you can look for other activities which require you to use your body as the main source of communication. That way, you’ll be faced with the problem head-on, and it’ll be easier to accept yourself for who you are.
3. Don’t use your body as an excuse
People tend to blame their bodies for everything bad that’s happening in their lives. You shouldn’t use the excuse “it’s because I’m ugly” or “it’s because I’m fat” as an excuse for everything that goes wrong with your life. It’s simply not true. The only thing that makes it about your appearance is your attitude.
You are so much more than your body. You have other values which affect other aspects of your life. There’s no need for you to blame it for everything. The only thing you need to do is change your outlook. Frankly, almost no one will treat you differently because of your weight. They will because of your attitude though. So, be positive, work on yourself, and try harder. You’ll see that the quality in your life will improve greatly once you realize that it was all in your head.
4. Consider getting some work done
Some people can work on their body image for their whole lives and still not feel beautiful or worthy of love and happiness. If you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work for you, it might be time to get some work done. In these cases, it’s usually parts of the face people don’t like. That makes it more difficult because you can’t simply change your nose or your ears or cheeks by exercising and eating healthy.
What you could consider is getting a minor plastic surgery procedure for an overall fresh and new look, a facelift if it’s the wrinkles that are ripping a hole in your confidence, or an ear job if you are lop-eared.
5. Talk to a professional
It’s okay to admit that we can’t fix our problems ourselves all the time. Sometimes it’s best to look for professional help. A therapist will help you deal with your body issues better than anyone else. There’s a stigma around psychological therapysts that they only help people who are not normal, but that’s completely untrue.
Everyone needs a helping hand once in a while, and there’s no shame in admitting that. The important thing is that you’re on your way to health and happiness and that you feel content with yourself. Your insecurities will be no match for the strength you’ll gather through therapy.
As you can see, getting over insecurities related to your body doesn’t have to be all that stressful. It takes a lot of work and it won’t happen overnight, but you’ll be happier and healthier in the long run. Nothing can be done without a strong will and some effort, so don’t give up easily. Soon enough you’ll be able to accept yourself for who you are and love every bit of it. Remember that this is the only body you’ll get in this lifetime, so treat it kindly- with love and respect.