I want to try and write some more lifestyle posts and mix my content up little a bit, with this being a topic that affects me on a daily basis, I thought I’d talk today about body image. I’m writing this on the way back from a trip to Devon…So after indulging the past few days, that’s what’s really triggered the idea behind this post!
Throughout my life, especially my teenage years, I’ve been a variety of sizes. I was always bigger as a child, but once I discovered the knack for dieting aged 15, I’ve pretty much been on one ever since. I do hit a point where I’m happy, but unfortunately for me, it’s a size 6. I feel like I put so much pressure of myself to try and look perfect, and I honestly have no idea why! When I’m away, or on my treat days I’ll relax my diet, but apart from that, I’ve pretty strict with myself. And to be honest, deep down I’m probably going to be like this for the rest of my life.
But its not just weight. Me and my friends have a list as long as your arm, about things we’d change about ourselves if we could. Nose jobs, boobs jobs and lip fillers, you’d name it, it’s on our list! Hair extensions, make up, all the latest fashion trends are things that make me feel better as person. I know that’s wrong, and for example I should embrace my nose instead of contouring it. But it’s easier said than done! In life toxic friends, family, and ex relationships can affect the way you feel about yourself, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
I’ve found the key for myself to a successful body image is just confidence! No one will ever be able to tell you’re faking it, unless you tell them of course. So try to accept bad angles of you do exist, and try not to get too upset over bad photos, (Honestly i’ll sit and sulk for hours!). Because at the end of the day, you don’t look like that face you’re pulling all the time…So just make life easier for yourself, and delete and untag! And remember, everyone’s insecure about something.
So when it comes to body image, I think acceptance is easy, but not wanting to change yourself is the hard part. I’ve read so many times you feel more more comfortable as you get older, so here’s to hoping (AND PRAYING) that’s true!
How do you deal with body image? Let me know in the comments.