We all know that when we feel good about how we look, we tend to do better. This is because when you have confidence in your looks, that confidence flows over into other areas of your life as well. Being confident helps you live a healthier life and improves your mental and emotional well-being. Here are four tips that will assist you in becoming more confident in your physical appearance.

Make a List of Your Positive Attributes

Not everyone was born looking like they came out of a Vogue magazine. But, we all do have specific attributes about our bodies that we’re proud of. Take some time to write down your positive attributes. Maybe you love the way your ears complement your face or how the shape of your nose looks perfect with respect to your eyes. Whatever makes you feel confident, write it down. You’ll want to focus your efforts on enhancing these positive attributes with your styling choices.

Spend a Day Getting Beautified

One of the biggest drivers of low self-confidence is not making time for yourself. Do yourself a favor and take some time to go to the local medical spa. A treat for yourself will allow you to gain confidence in your style easily. The simple act of taking time out of your busy schedule to devote energy to yourself creates a confidence boost that can last you for days or weeks. Scheduling a day for self-care can help you feel happier, healthier, and more confident.

Tackle the Bad Stuff

Just as you wrote a list of the positive traits about your looks above, you want to make a list of the bad stuff too. Anything that you see about your look that you don’t like, you should put on a short list. Do yourself a favor and keep it to a couple of items at a time so you don’t run down your existing self-confidence, and focus on things you can change, such as having messy hair or slouching. One by one, work to tackle the issues by researching ways to improve them to be more favorable for your overall look. Remember also to learn to embrace those ‘flaws’ that are simply inherent aspects of your humanity, including things that people can assume are health related such as stretch marks, acne scars, or flab. No one’s body needs to be perfect to be loved.

Start Exercising

When it comes to our appearances, sometimes the issue is that we focus too much on how we look rather than how we feel. Sometimes, we need to find ways to boost our sense of strength and vitality. Exercising can help us lose weight, it’s true, but it also helps us appreciate the power our body already has. It gives you a glow and a healthy, youthful zest for life that will be easy to see regardless of your body type or fashion choices.

Becoming more confident in your appearance starts with taking more time out of your day for you. The more time you devote to your body, the more self-confidence you’re going to gain. Then, focus on remembering the good attributes you have and strengthening your sense of self. Sooner or later, you will have the confidence you need to face the day!

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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