When the weather begins to warm up, plenty of women dread what inevitably comes next: An onslaught of advertisements and social media posts imploring them to get their "bikini bodies" ready for summer.
Rather than motivational, these messages can be discouraging at best. In fact, a 2012 study from Flinders University in Australia found that women reported more feelings of anxiety and depression when they had to picture themselves wearing a swimsuit. They didn't feel the same way when they imagined themselves wearing jeans.
Although unrealistic societal expectations about bodies play a role in these negative emotions, individuals can boost their confidence without changing their bodies at all.
1- Wear what makes you feel good. Tt doesn't matter if it's completely covered up, a cute sundress or a thong bikini," Body Positive Fitness Alliance-affiliated coach Kimberly Weiss told US News & World Report. "If you feel good, you will look good."
2- Listen and dance along to an upbeat tune. Music has the power to make us cry or transport us back to a specific memory in time. It also has the power to make you feel confidence you may otherwise have not.
3- Sign up for your favorite exercise class. A single sweat session isn't going to transform your body, but it does have the power to make you feel great about all the things your body can physically do, like run, lift weight, or hold a pose like down dog.
4- Think about all the things you'd miss out on without your trusty bikini in tow. Model and influencer Iskra Lawrence seems to have taken this lesson to heart. She told "Who What Wear" that her decision to rock a bikini came from "not letting my body hold me back from enjoying myself and living life to its fullestModel and influencer Iskra Lawrence seems to have taken this lesson to heart. She told "Who What Wear" that her decision to rock a bikini came from "not letting my body hold me back from enjoying myself and living life to its fullest especially at the beach which is one of my favorite places to have fun and relax." which is one of my favorite places to have fun and relax."
5- Surround yourself with supportive loved ones. "Go to the pool or beach with people you like not people who make you feel bad about your body," Weiss told US News & World Report.
6- Treat yourself before stepping out. Little acts like these are considered self-care and are ways of saying "I love you" to yourself.
7- Say "screw it," and go live your life. When that happens, the best thing you can do is acknowledge your insecurities, remind yourself they don't define you, say "screw it," and put the bathing suit on anyway. (Wed 17) Views: 1,385
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