Body size and shape have always been criticized by the fashion industry. Society created the construct of having a beautiful sexy body that meant a zero-size figure. The perfect ratio of women’s bust and waist was decided by society. For many years women who did not meet the social measurements of a ‘perfect figure’ considered themselves fat, ugly and unwanted. Today the world has changed. People have started to finally accept every human body in different shapes, sizes, and colors. As they should. Humans are not meant to be one exact size, shape, color or anything.
The Importance of Being Kind to Your Body
Having a body is not something to be ashamed of, and women have started to finally accept it. Fashion industry too has finally realized that they have a client base beyond the “perfect” figure. If you have a plus-size or mid-size or petite or any size body, then here is how you can boost your self-esteem and feel confident in your skin submitted by a guest author.
Keep A Positive Attitude
Attitude is everything when it comes to refining your mindset. If you get up every day in the morning and the first thing you notice something negative about your body, then you will automatically feel less motivated and less energetic. Try to bring a change in your attitude by thinking more positively about yourself.
When you look at the mirror, instead of focusing on the outer skin, acknowledge your talents and capabilities. This will help you remind yourself of all the positive things that you have. Starting the day with a positive attitude can do wonders in your life.
Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle
There are several medical, environmental, and genetic reasons that can lead to changes in body shape, weight, etc. Regardless of your body shape or size, medical condition or other unavoidable reasons, you should strive to live as healthy a lifestyle as you can. Keep trying by keeping yourself physically active and making healthier food choices whenever you are able- your body will thank you in the long run!
Own Your Skin
Never be ashamed of how you look in public. No one is perfect and everyone has “things” about their self or their body of their own. Own yourself the way you are. You can easily find clothing in a range of sizes from a petite formal gown to casual plus size dresses ever since the fashion industry has started to accept that human bodies come in a wide range of sizes! Dress the way you like and flaunt it with confidence. If it feels comfortable and you feel confident? That’s what you want!
Others’ Opinions Do Not Matter
This is easier said than done. No one can shut off the outer voices completely. One thing or another will surely filter through your windows and reach your heart, shattering it into pieces. Unfortunately, our society can get extremely cruel, especially towards those individuals who do not meet society’s “normal”. If you are faltering on self-confidence relating to others’ opinions, remind yourself of all the kind things you do and all the positive energy you have.
Focus On Goals
Everyone should have goals in their life. You should set realistic goals and work towards achieving them, and if that’s to write a multi novel book series, designing fashion for all ages, sizes and interests, or simply getting out of bed to brush your teeth on a very challenging day- well, any of those goals are worth striving to achieve.
When you are more focused and determined in your life, you will hardly get a chance to look at your outer self and make a shallow judgment. Knowing your capabilities makes you stronger and more determined in life.
If you do not comply with the social standards of beauty and perfect figure, then I’d like to remind you that you are part of the vast majority of humans on this planet. Start accepting yourself the way you are. Focus on self-growth and your goals.