Body confidence is not that hard to achieve. A lot of young people think that body confidence is the enjoyment we get from people admiring how perfect we are. They think that in order to be body confident, you have to have perfect teeth, smooth skin, be a perfect size 10 and have the best combination of what ever hair-type is the fad at any given time. (I worked with teenagers for 10 years). We see how silly this idea is when we look at celebrities who go to extreme measures to ‘have the perfect body’.
Aren’t they already being held in esteem by others? Aren’t they revered and longed for? Aren’t their bodies the ones we’re supposed to strive for? Yet they’re starving themselves and going under painful procedures to maintain that apparent ‘perfect body’. Now, if they aren’t body confident with all the seeming ‘perfection’ they strive for, what really does give a person body confidence?
Confidence building may be tough for people like us who’ve had difficult starts in life. However, like tulips, if we were planted in a shady spot, we just have to grow taller to reach where the sunlight IS available. I know this because I had to. And if I could build confidence, anyone can. Here’s your confidence building booster for today. If you have anything to add please tell us in the comment box below.
I went to a shop recently to get some material to make a bed spread. (I’m into interior design and love to make stuff for our home). A little, old, Chinese woman was also in there shopping. She was probably 5 foot tall and weighed about 100 pounds. This was what called my attention to her in the first place. As some of you know, I’m almost 6 foot tall.
Celebs With Body Confidence will show you the celebrities who are confident in their own skins. These celebrities will surprise you because they’re not the stick-thin ones most teenagers aspire to be like. They’re real women with real bodies. This just goes to show that body confidence has nothing to do with being thin. Body confidence is accepting who you are and what you look like. If you’d like some tips on building body confidence, go to the linked page.
According to Cosmopolitan, ‘The average American woman is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds, while the average American model is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 117 pounds — making her thinner than 98 percent of American women. So mathematically, it would be pointless to judge your body in terms of someone you have only a 2 percent genetic possibility of looking like.’ I think that this data is representative of most countries. Women in the UK certainly fit into this category. The topic of body confidence is well-debated internationally.
Body confidence is something anyone can build, regardless of their body’s shape, size or weight. We all know short people, big people, tall people, skinny people, disabled people etc., who’re equally confident about their bodies. We also know another group of the aforementioned list who’re lacking in body confidence.
But what is it that makes one person less or more body confident than the other person? It’s certainly not their body shape or size, or there would never be successful people who’re unattractive, right? Right! It must be something else then. Regardless of what you think of your body there has to be (at least) one great thing about it – your legs, your hair, your voice, your dimples… the list is enormous. Look at the picture below. I took this picture of a tiny, white water lily at the very end of its growing season. The lily itself was not a great – it was one of the puniest I’ve ever seen. However, taken against the background of the shabby, unimpressive leaves, the lily seems a perfect specimen!
Have you lost your confidence to take risks? In every aspect of your life, there will people who get things you’re ‘supposed’ to have. Yet they don’t seem to have more talent than you do. Believe me, I work in the filming industry and see examples of this on a weekly basis. You work hard and spend a lot of time nurturing your dream – then someone else pops up, says the ‘right’ words and viola! They’ve got what should belong to you.
The way to boost confidence is not just by reading every self-confidence book there is going. The foundation to boosting confidence is laid by enriching the person you are, first from the inside. We do this by first eliminating the stress we feel about not being confident in the first place. You see, if you’re not actively looking to boost confidence, but are concentrating on self-fulfilment instead, this makes you happy with yourself, so you ‘seem’ confident.
Remember that self-confidence doesn’t come from the outside. It’s the way you react to external situation which causes the let-down you feel about yourself. Confident people are those who stay upbeat even in rough times, and positive in times of distress. If good times categorically brought elation – and hard times desperation, then we would all be a bunch of depressed people.
5 Ways to boost body confidence will show you quick, easy ways to feel good about your own body. You don’t have to have a celebrity’s body to be happy with it. In fact, if you ask that celebrity you admire about his/her perfect body you saw on the cover of that recent magazine, he/she will tell you they too wish they looked like that. Always keep in mind that celebrities’ bodies are mercilessly airbrushed to make the cover of magazines look perfect. What you see is not what you get.
Before journeying to the point in your life where you’re ready to boost body confidence, it’s important to determine to leave all the self-doubt on the other side of the lake. On ‘How To Build Confidence’ we always maintain that building confidence is not a destination. It’s a journey. Therefore, start this body confidence journey by taking your first steps. Here’s how you do it.