Written By: Sheelagh Blumberg
You can change many things about your life, but your skin is not one of them. This is why you need to learn to be happier in your own skin. The problem is, this is often much easier said than done.
A great way to practice feeling comfortable in your own skin is by falling in love with your body and soul. If you spend time taking care of yourself, trying to be healthy inside and out, you will respect and like yourself more.
In the end, it all comes down to self-worth and what you think your value is. It shouldn’t matter what people think of how you look or act. If you don’t accept who you are, you will never feel comfortable in your skin. Embrace every part of you. Embrace your weaknesses in the same way you embrace your strengths.
Below are a few ways you can learn to be more content in the body you have.
Develop Positive Affirmations
Grab a stack of sticky notes and write down all the things you love about yourself. Then place these sticky notes in places where you will find them later. These places could be on your mirror, in your wallet, or even around your desk at work. Then every time you see them, you can be reminded of what a fantastic person you are.
Stop Seeking Validations From Other People
It would help if you learned to trust yourself. Stop comparing yourself with others. It’s essential to be aware of your actions. It’s vital to practice self-love. Don’t measure yourself based on social media likes.
Fake It Till You Make It
Imitating confidence, competence, and an optimistic mindset, a person can understand those qualities in their real life and achieve the results they are looking for.
Accept Your Weaknesses
Acceptance alone does little to turn your weaknesses into strengths. What matters more is what you are willing to do to turn that weakness into your strength. It doesn’t necessarily mean you will become perfect because sometimes weaknesses define you, makes you more humane, and sometimes, they stick around.
If you find a weakness and are unsatisfied with it, see what you can do about it. Try something where that weakness becomes strength, or find a workaround. Because focusing more on your strengths gives you greater benefits in the long term than trying to fix your weaknesses.
Work on Your Insecurities
Learn to affirm your value. Prioritize your needs on what is essential. Embrace the awkwardness within you; at the end of the day, it’s you. Challenge your thoughts so you can outdo yourself. Keep good company and people that help you grow in every way. Step away from problems and drama. Reflect on the good that you have in your life.
Make Your Own Rules
You feel a sense of accomplishment. You begin to tear down the self-defeating beliefs that you’ve held onto for so long. Your own rules lead to longer-lasting change: It becomes a habit once you start setting and reaching your own goals. It’s that deeply-ingrained habit that will lead to lasting change.
Change What Scrolling Social Media Your Watching
Social media creates unrealistic expectations of the human body. If you feel uncomfortable in your skin because of social media, it’s time to stop participating. Instead, it would be best to find more body-positive press to engage in on social media. Or engage in books, music, and TV shows that make you feel great about who you are.
Work On Your Body Language
Believe it or not, your body language can play a huge part in feeling comfortable in your skin. Every time you find yourself hunched over with your arms folded, how does this make you feel? Not very good, right? Exactly. It’s time to walk with your shoulders pulled back and your head held high—you’ll be surprised by how much this small change affects your mood.
Ensure You Love The Clothes You Wear
If you are wearing clothes which don’t make you feel comfortable in your own skin, then it’s time to get clothes that do! Aim to find clothes that fit you and are flattering for your body. This will help ensure you feel great about yourself. It can help if, while you are shopping, you resolve not to look at the sizes and instead try on things that look like they will fit you and decide from there.
Being happier in your skin is a lifelong journey that almost everyone on this earth must take. But you can make this task easier on yourself by developing positive affirmations, changing what type of social media you engage in, working on your body language, and buying clothes that make you feel confident. Just don’t forget that being optimistic about yourself, your body, and your mind ultimately must come from within.