Swim suit season is here and nothing is better than feeling as great as you look. People come in all shape and sizes, and it’s important to embrace the curves and body you’ve got. In many cases, it’s easier said than done to feel comfortable in the skin you’re in. However, it is possible to feel great in your swim suit, and you deserve to!
There are levels to feeling great in your swim suit without having to feel self-conscious every five minutes. Check out these great tips to feel great in your swim suit and ensure your confidence outweighs your insecurities during the warm season. Let’s talk the talk and walk the walk with our heads held high!
Find the things you love about your body
When you really start to take a step back and realize there are more beautiful characteristics about yourself then not, you’ll begin to see your true beauty! Whether you have nice feet, a beautiful bottom, or toned arms it’s important to tune into the things that you feel make you beautiful.
Finding the features that make you beautiful will outshine the things that you are insecure about. Before putting your swim suit on, look in the mirror and tell yourself some positive affirmations. Then put your suit on and again, tell yourself those same positive affirmations.
Although it may not change your physical appearance, it will help you see the true beauty in yourself that others will see.
Substitute unhealthy snacks for healthier choices
If you know you’ll be sporting a swim suit, perhaps ditch the soda for a non-sugary beverage and instead of chips, snack on some fruits and veggies. Check out 6 drinks that can ruin your figure. Making healthier choices when eating will help you avoid feeling bloated.
A simple substitution can go a long way, and it will help give you the natural energy you need.
It may be tough in the beginning to make healthier choices but keeping a healthy mindset will help you more than you think. Making minor swaps of food and beverage choices can help you significantly in the long run. Soon, you’ll begin to see them turn into a normal lifestyle.
Rock a swim suit you feel comfortable in
There are various body shapes in the world, so why not find the one that seems to be a best fit for you? The different types of body shapes include, but are not limited to, hourglass, pear, apple, straight, diamond, and many more.
Once you find your body type, find suits that compliment your body instead of wearing something that dampens your glow.
If you have a little tummy pouch that you can seem to shake, there are one-piece swim suits that are just as sexy as a bikini. Or, if you prefer the two-piece look, there are high waist bottoms that cover that annoying pouch but still give you that Kim K. look.
Accept your flaws
The first thing a person should do when they are insecure about something of themselves is to accept the flaws that bother them the most. If you can’t accept them, how can you make them better?
It’s vital to know what exactly it is that you don’t like about yourself, so you can begin to see that things aren’t as bad as you might imagine them to be.
If you hate how your arms have that extra skin underneath when you wave don’t try to cover them, instead embrace them! Nine out of 10 times the same thing you’re concerned about is the exact same thing that the next girl is concerned with—and that no one else is even noticing.
Master your confidence
Confidence is sexy! Women like Michelle Obama, Ashley Graham, and Mindy Kaling all exude a sense of confidence that the world finds sexy in some way or another. You don’t have to always fit the stereotype of having a slim waist and a cute face to be considered sexy.
Sexy is all in the way you carry yourself. Keep your head held high, speak with certainty, and let your body language flow fluidly. Don’t cross your arms when in your swimsuit because it tells others you’re trying to hide something that’s bothering you.
Smile. Laugh. Enjoy your time in your swim suit, and others will be able to see that.
Say bye to the haters
There’s a hater on every corner, so why even give them your energy? People who hate on others are insecure themselves and try to deflect that by talking about someone else. It’s important to not feed into the negativity of others. Individuals will always have something to say, whether it’s good, bad or indifferent.
So, the next time you in your swimsuit and a hater tries to talk about a flaw you have, just smile and keep it moving. Remember that silence always speaks volume.
Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day
If you are consciously making moves to better yourself and change the things you don’t like, remember Rome wasn’t built in a day. Time, patience, and a positive attitude will get you the results that you want.
Don’t give up and remember to not be too hard on yourself because no one in this world is perfect.
It’s important to stay on track with your goals and not get thrown off with what other people expect from you. Slow and steady always wins the race! That’s the way to see those long-term results you are really after!
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Keep these seven tips in mind so you can feel great in your swim suit this summer. It’s important to remember we are all built differently, in a beautiful way. It doesn’t matter what others think of you, as long as you think highly of yourself.
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