As much as we’re all about promoting body positivity, let’s be real: Some of us talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. Okay, a lot of us are in that boat, myself included. Some days I feel very “eff beauty standards, you don’t define me, I’m awesome and look awesome” and other days I’m thinking, “ugh, if only I kept up my workout routine.” Summer just emphasizes any and all of my insecurities, especially when it comes bathing suits. I’m sure plenty of you can relate.
But even if we never feel 100 percent positive about our bodies, we can definitely feel better about them during swimsuit season. Here are seven ways to help make it happen. It’s time for us to really take this to heart and stop worrying so much.
Figure Out What You Love About Your BodyMaybe you aren't too into your love handles but you think your boobs are pretty stellar. Maybe you're not too jazzed about being part of the itty-bitty-titty-comittee but you like your legs. Hell, maybe you hate your boobs but LOVE the little extra umph of your wide hips and belly. Find something you love and embrace it! Source: Gabbifresh
Try To Accept The Little Insecurities That Get Under Your SkinEverybody has an insecurity about their body. Literally everybody. But no matter how tough it might be, we have to learn to accept some truths about our bodies. For example, we'll all be a lot happier if we accept our cellulite than if we sat around and cursed it all day. It's there and it probably isn't really going anywhere anytime soon. Accept. It. Love. It. Source: VintageBlackGlamour.tumblr.com
Rock A Bathing Suit That You Feel Comfortable INIf you're not into bikinis, don't wear a bikini. There's nothing square about rocking a one-piece, girl! If you love bikinis but you have a big bust, make sure you've got enough support on top. Having less superficial concerns to worry about at the beach will make you feel a lot more comfortable with the way you look. Source: Vevo
Remind Yourself How Little You Care About The Way Others Look In Bathing SuitsThink about it. Are you really focusing that much on how toned your home girl's thighs are? What about their muffin top? Are you judging them for the way their body looks? Hopefully, the answer is no. Hopefully, you're surrounded by enough people who give just as few you know whats about your appearance as you do about theirs. Try to stay in body positive spaces, ladies. Don't hang around people who put you or your body down. Source: Shutterstock
Confidence Is EverythingSeriously, it is. If you've ever wondered why some people seem so comfortable in their own skin even without "perfect" bodies, it's because they're rocking some serious levels of self love. That's not to say that they feel 100 percent confident about their bodies constantly, but if they're not letting the way their thighs look in a bathing suit ruin their day by the pool, they're doing something right. You deserve to feel just as carefree! Source: theglitterthread
Eff The HatersOkay, real talk though: Anybody who thinks it's okay to humiliate you or mock you because of your body type sucks. Period. They suck and they don't deserve your attention. The haters might get you down, but you can't let them win. Source: My Mad Fat Diary/E4
Remember That This Is A ProcessNobody feels super great about their bodies over night. That's just not how it works. It'll take time, but if you decide to make an effort to feel better about your body, each day will be easier. Source: Skins/E4
What helps you feel confident in a bathing suit? What insecurities are you trying to get a handle on? Tell us in the comments!