We are obsessed with being and looking perfect, but what does this mean? We see all those perfect people with their perfect bodies and perfect lives on the TV, in magazines and all over social media. What we don’t understand is, that this often is not only photoshopped but also shows only the best parts and not the hard work or the downsides of those perfectly looking lives. We get an idea of what we should look like and what our life should be like, that isn’t always realistic. We start to doubt, to feel uncomfortable in our body and to have lots of negative thoughts.
As a consequence, we may act shy in front of others and maybe even hide. We spoil our chances because we just don’t feel confident enough to convince others – and ourselves! We care so much about what others might think and how they see us, we forget to focus on what we see ourselves. We try to look good for others and fit into an ideal of beauty, that was and still is formed by media. But the thing is, we shouldn’t focus on others, and we should stop thinking about what others think. It is most important, what we think and how WE feel in our body. And I know, that’s easier said than done. But we should give it a try and maybe it will be easier for you with the following tips on how to feel more comfortable in your body.
5 tricks to feel more comfortable in your body
Don’t compare yourself to others
First of all: wouldn’t it be boring if we all would look the same?! Being different to others is one of the best things we have in life. It makes us special and sets us apart from everyone else. Being different is power, the power to be more than others are.
You always should have in mind, that whoever you compare yourself to might not be happy with every part of his or her life and body as well. I think it’s just human to dislike some things, but it’s all about how we handle it.
Stop worrying about what other people are thinking about you
This one is very similar to the first one, but I still wanted to mention it. It is NEVER essential what other people are thinking about you. It isn’t their life, and they don’t make the rules. It is your life, and you decide how you want to live it and what you want to look like etc. You should never just do something because you think others might like it or want you to do it. Whatever you do, do it for yourself. Do it, because it is important to YOU and not to others.
When you always worry about what others are thinking and only do what you think they would want you to do, you may make them happy, but you entirely forget about yourself. And what is a life lived by making others and not yourself happy?! It is a wasted life!
Start to think about what you like about your body
Instead of focusing on the things you don’t like about your body (or your life), you should focus on all the things you love. It really doesn’t matter what it is, just remind you of it every single day. Again and again. A positive mind and positive thoughts will positively affect your mood. And it will also make you more confident.
Take care of your body
Sometimes we also feel uncomfortable in our body, because we are not taking care of it. Whenever I work out regularly, I feel great and comfortable in my body. But when I haven’t worked out for a couple of days or even weeks, I start feeling uncomfortable and seeing things I don’t like.
So when you don’t feel comfortable at all, start being active on a regular basis. Go to the gym more often, go for a run at least once a week or just take a walk every day. I am sure you will start feeling better after the first time you worked out and did something for your body.
Start being grateful
With all the complaining and feeling uncomfortable, we forget to be grateful for what we have. This is not about focusing on the parts of your body and life you like. This is about being grateful for what you have. Be grateful for being healthy. Be grateful for whatever it is you have (or don’t have) that other people may not have (or have). This is about so many things in life such as health, friends, family, a job, a certain lifestyle and so on.