Ask yourself this question: Are you comfortable in your own skin at this moment right now?
If your answer is yes, please share how you developed this confidence. If your answer is no, which 99% of us it is, I want to tell you how you can become more confident in this moment right now!
Society can take a HUGE hit on our self worth and our perception of ourselves. I too have this issue and I wish that I can say that I feel 100% confident, but I don't either. Learning that we are ALL IMPERFECT is key and learning that what you are right now is beautiful !
You ARE beautiful ! I know it doesn’t feel that way all time. “Beautiful?” But you are. My guess is that the people around you see your beauty. However we choose to ignore that! Borrow their eyes if you need to, and make a mental adjustment. You are beautiful.
Just remember that what you think is a flaw, someone else is wishing they had right now in this moment. You might want to change how you look but don't forget, there are other people out there who are wishing for what you have right now. Be greatful !
Take that negative self talk and turn it to positive words of encouragement for yourself! Try this instead: Find one good thing to say about a part of your body that you don’t like. If you don’t like your thighs, think about it this way:“It helps me to squat more.” If you don’t like your stomach, think “It was a soft place for my baby to nap.” Use anything you can. The trick is to stop disparaging and start appreciating. You can’t change your body as quickly as you can change your mind. Take advantage of that opportunity.
Happiness looks good on everyone. Find out how to be truly happy, and your body image will improve too. As Eckhart Tolle writes in “The Power of Now”, “If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.”
No one has avoided body image issues all of her life. We all struggle at some point. You have company. Talk to other people. Seek out the ones who have light in their eyes and seem to be really enjoying life. They can help you see that you are beautiful and that you can and should enjoy life !