Ashley Graham is one of the hottest topics these days. This body activist is one of the three SI Swimsuit cover models and is inspired to turn her ultimate goal into reality- to promote the idea of self-acceptance as well as female empowerment with one of a kind Barbie created in her likeness. On Monday, the doll was present to Ashley Graham right at the Glamour’s Women of the Year summit happened in Los Angeles.
The news inspired many people to love themselves whatever their size is. We cannot deny the fact that it is never an easy task to become a body positive. Lots of women dream to become fitter and skinner to look good and feel good about themselves. However, this should not be the case. Whatever your size is, you must be confident of who you are.
Here are some simple, yet useful tips one can use to become even more confident about herself.
Appreciate what your body can do
Each day, your body carries you much closer to all your dreams. Celebrate all the amazing things your own body does- dancing, running, laughing, breathing, dreaming, and many more. At the end of the day, you will then realize that you have a body positive image you ever wanted.
Remind yourself that real beauty is not just skin deep
When you feel confident of who you are, you definitely carry yourself with a sense of self-acceptance, openness, and confidence that makes you even more beautiful regardless of whether you look like a supermodel or not. Keep in mind that beauty is a state of mind and not a state of your own body.
Wear clothes that make you comfortable
To create a body positive image, you must choose the right clothes to wear. As much as possible, you should look for clothes that highlight your beauty; work your body and not against it.
Surround yourself with positive people
It is much easier to feel good about yourself and your body most especially when you are surrounded by people who are supportive and know the importance of liking yourself as naturally you are.
Do something good about yourself
It should be something that lets your own body know that you will appreciate it. To become a body positive, you must find a peaceful place outside to relax your mind and body.
Look at yourself as a whole person
When you see your body in the mirror, choose not to focus on only one body part. Instead, you must see yourself as you want other people to see you as a whole person. This way, you can create a positive body image that will let you appreciate your real beauty.
More and more people are now becoming aware of the positive body image they can create. Regardless of what your size is, learn to appreciate what you have. You are beautiful just the way you are. Do not compare yourself to other people because you are unique. You have your own attributes that set you apart from others.