5 things you can do to feel more body confident

 Well hello to you my reader chums! Body confidence isn't something that happens overnight and it's a journey that took me many years to get me to a point how I feel today, happy in my own skin.

It may be something that requires a lot of work, however, being body confident is so important. We're all beautiful in every single way and we should all have the confidence in ourselves and our bodies, to know just that. Your body size doesn't define who you are, it's what makes you uniquely you and it deserves to be loved. You deserve to be in love with yourself

Body confident tips


Whether you're looking to feel more body confident or don't know where to begin, here are 5 things you can do to feel more body confident.

Organise your social media feeds

Comparison is the killer of all joy, especially when it's plastered in front of your face every single day. Social media can be a beautiful thing but it can also be a toxic environment for comparison. Instagram is plastered with 'perfect' looking people and I know a lot of us often compare ourselves and our bodies to the 'perfect' models on the gram. But, what I think is really important to remember is Instagram is a highlight reel, pictures are typically planned out, staged, posed, and edited to look perfectly online. It's not realistic. Everybody has some form of insecurities about their bodies, just because they are posed perfectly online, it doesn't mean they are perfect, they just feel confident in the skin they're in.

Something I've found to be incredibly helpful when it comes to comparison is following the accounts that inspire and motivate me, rather than make me feel worse about myself. I got tired of following people that were all perfectly posed, and instead did the following audit, removing all the people that made me feel bad about myself and followed inspiring individuals who talked about real issues and promoted body positivity. It's a lot more refreshing knowing my social media feeds are filled with positivity and reality, and also knowing I'm digesting that on a daily basis, rather than fantasy content.

Practice daily affirmations

Affirmations have become my new daily thing and I wish I knew more about them a couple of years ago when my self and body confidence was in the gutters. There are so many affirmations I like to use every day including 'I am beautiful', 'I am strong'. 'I am calm' and 'I am enough'. 

I like to practice them every morning with my crystals, chanting them over and over again. It's a lovely assurance every morning to give me a positive start to the day. And, if my anxiety is playing up, I also like to practice them. Practicing nice affirmations about your body such as 'My body is beautiful', 'My body is enough', and 'My body is perfect how it is' will reinforce the idea of positive thoughts about your body.

Talk to yourself how you would your best friend

We're often taught to be kind to everyone else which is incredibly important, however, it's just as important to be kind to yourself. We all hype up our best friends and tell them how beautiful they are and how good they look in their outfits - but why don't you do the same to yourself?

Talk to yourself how you would your best friend if they came to you saying they weren't feeling confident in their body. What would you say to them? You'd tell them they are beautiful the way they are, that they look stunning in their outfit and their body is amazing how it is. Use those positive thoughts and actions towards your own body on a regular basis, until the advice sticks in your brain.

Understand the most important thing about your body is its healthy and happy

This is something that really helped me in my body confidence journey. We're all given our bodies and it's there to keep us fit and healthy. For instance, when you fall over and cut yourself, a scab forms in order to heal your skin back to its normal form. Or think about how beautiful it is that women can grow a whole human being in their body? Your body is so important in looking after you, and it's crucial you help nourish and look after it with how you eat, working out, and treating it with kindness.

Wear what's right for you 

Body confidence is about how you feel about your body but also what you wear to show off your figure, and feel comfortable in doing so. Fashion is such a versatile and exciting prospect, and to feel comfortable in what you're wearing can do wonders for your body confidence. Choose clothing items that show off your favourite bits about yourself and when you're on cloud 9 about your outfit choice, compliment yourself and really big yourself up, until the thoughts stick.

I hope you enjoyed this post. What other tips do you have to feel body confident?

Thank you for reading <3

59 comments

  1. I appreciate this might not work for everyone, but i bought a free standing, floor length mirror which really helped with my confidence. I see myself just moving around and from different angles and it’s a very flattering angle. I feel like i’m just becoming more aware of my body.

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    1. I like this tip a lot! I have a floor length mirror so I completely get how that has helped you xx

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  2. I absolutely love this post! Especially how you said, it takes time and I agree. Plus, the follow who you want, if you're working towards a goal and you want some inspo, I understand. However, after a while it gets toxic. I follow a few accounts, which shows fitness influencers, posing in 2 different ways. One is them posed with proper lighting, and the other one is the 'real' them.

    I also really like your tip on talk to yourself like it's your bff. That's something I'm going to try from now on, thanks for all the tips!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad my tips have helped you. Yes, I love accounts that do the Insta vs reality style posts xx

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  3. Yes! Everything you are saying is so important. I try to avoid comparing myself to the perfect people, although I used to do it all the time. And I love affirmations! I also agree that when you can find clothes that you love to wear, you will feel more confident.

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  4. I love this, Della! As overdramatic as it is, I really feel like following more people that looked like me on Instagram changed my outlook completely. As much as beautiful blonde models are stunning, looking at them constantly would make me feel really inadequate because... that's not in any way what my features look like! I didn't necessarily unfollow them (although totally fair for people that do) but just diversifying what was on my feed was SO helpful xx

    mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm really glad these tips have helped xx

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  5. These are very valuable tips. I will definitely try them on my lowest days. Sometimes I just love myself and don't care about what I eat or people's opinions and somtimes I'm so insecure that I hate everything about me. I will definitely start by organizing my social media.

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  6. I loved this!! It's so important to remember how much our body actually does for us-it totally makes you look at it in a different way! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. Oh wow, talking to myself like I would to my best friend. That's actually shaken something n my brain. I'm so horrible to my own body!

    Rosie

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    1. You shouldn't be! You're amazing just the way you are xx

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  8. This is such an important topic and especially social media plays a key role I think. You don’t have to banish it, but it is good to reflect on the effects certain accounts can have on you!

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  9. Absolutely loved this and really needed to hear this today! I always have days where i feel comfortable with myself and days in which not, but it's all part of the journey! Daily affirmations have been a total game changer as well as being grateful for what my body does for me. Thank you for sharing this Della xx

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm really glad you enjoyed the post! xx

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  10. I agree with everything - the most important thing is to accept ourselves and get rid of the toxic stuff around us

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  11. Wearing what flatters your body is so important! I can feel fat one day and not the next, and it's mainly because some clothes flatter me and some dont!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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  12. Practicing daily affirmations is so important for body confidence, I love how you said to remember that your body is happy and healthy, mine's not necessarily too healthy but it's happy I suppose! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, it really is! Happiness is so important xx

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  13. Great post.

    Body confidence is so important, especially right as everyone is getting ready for lockdown to end and like me might have put on a few pounds.

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  14. I love this post! I don't feel very confident with my body at the moment as I've just had a baby, my body doesn't feel like mine!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Thank you! I hope you can get back to feeling your best self soon xx

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  15. With social media being the way it is, this is such an important post. I did a lot of unfollowing last year, some accounts would post up girls looking perfect constantly, became kinda toxic for me. Great post!

    TheQuietGirl
    www.quietgirlblog.com

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  16. Such a lovely post! I'm grateful that from I was kid till now I myself has this kind of feeling that I don't really care or envy with people's business whether it's their life, appearance, work, etc :) I always focus to myself and family. This is a good post for others that feel insecure with their body!

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  17. Social media can definitely have one of the biggest and most negative effects on body confidence. Curating your feed to suit you is so important! x

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  18. These are great tips to feel more body confident. Thanks so mjuch for sharing!

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  19. This content is so fitting right now because lately I've been so disheartened with how my body looks and I started exercising everyday but not seeing much difference. Thank you so much for sharing these awesome tips! xx

    lenne | lennezulkiflly.com

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  20. I love this post! I completely agree with the last one especially, finding that perfect outfit that suits you can feel amazing and do so much for body confidence x

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  21. I absolutely adore this post! Your surroundings, social feeds, and external factors can have a huge effect! Loved this. Amy at amymarshment.com xx

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  22. Lovely post, Della! For me, as long as I am treating my body like the temple it is and have balance in my life (exercise, nutrition foods etc.) then I'm thankful and blessed to have what I have! Thank you for sharing xx

    www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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  23. I love all of the different things you can do to feel more confident about yourself. I am big on those positive affirmations. They go a long way. It is important to give what your body needs. Thanks for sharing all of this!

    Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com

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  24. I love this post! You are so right, comparison is the theif of joy, but we still do it, don't we? I think too, time deffo helps, it is true that as you get older, you start to care less of what others think and do things for you.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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  25. Great post! Thank you for sharing these helpful ways to look after yourself and feel more body confident. I've definitely started feeling more confident lately- and I will implement a few more of these ideas x

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  26. I've been trying to do something similar with instagram, whilst also reducing how much time I spend on it - it can be far too draining! Daily affirmations sound wonderful, and I might incorporate them into the time I try and set aside for writing at the end of each day. Good luck keeping to this brilliant positivity!

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  27. Yup. Really good post! I second you on all. Yes social media, beauty brands promotion and celebrity fashion are a killer to normal people like us. Comparison is worst. One should not be tough on oneself, be kind to yourself so that u feel good about everything because this is contagious. And last, choose the right clothing items, not what others are wearing or what is trending but what suits you is the key! Enjoyed it. And you look good! <3
    Isa A. Blogger
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  28. I definitely agree with all that you’ve said. I am one to buy quality versus quantity and this includes clothing that I don’t feel great in. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. These are great tips. Choosing a style that works well for your body shape can really uplift how you feel about yourself.

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  30. Thanks for sharing, these tips are great :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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  31. SELF CARE is EVERYTHING!!

    Catarina
    http://beautyofcafe205.blog/

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