How to Be Happier in Your Own Skin
You can change many things about your life, but your skin is not one of them. This is why you need to learn to be happier in your own skin. The problem is, this is often much easier said than done. Below are a few ways you can learn to be happier in the body you have.
Develop Positive Affirmations
Grab a stack of sticky notes and write down all the things you love about yourself. Then place these sticky notes in places where you will find them later. These places could be on your mirror, in your wallet, or even around your desk at work, in the car.
Then every time you see them, you can be reminded of what an amazing person you are.
Or record them on your Phone and play them back to yourself at school pick up, or at appointments.
Quit Scrolling Social Media
Doom Scrolling!! Stop It.
Social media creates unrealistic expectations of the human body. If you feel uncomfortable in your skin because of social media, it's time to stop participating. Instead, it would be best to find more body-positive media to engage in, such as books, music, and TV shows that make you feel great about who you are. Link into a local support group that gets you. What do you like? Search that on the socials.
IF you are looking for a group that want to see you succeed and be the best version of yourself and does not buy into the false expectations of social media. Look at my group on Facebook called Begin Anew with TLC.
It focusses on Micro Moments of self care to create positive new habits for life.
Work On How you Hold Your Body
Believe it or not, your body language can play a huge part in feeling comfortable in your own skin. Every time you find yourself hunched over with your arms folded, how does this make you feel? Not very good, right? Exactly. It's time to walk with your shoulders pulled back, and your head held high—you'll be surprised by how much this small change affects your mood.
A great tip I was given years ago when living in London was to walk like the spotlight was on you and you enjoyed it. For those who do not like the spotlight, walk like you are breathing the freshest mountain air through a forest with dappling light coming through the canopy.
Ensure You Love The Clothes You Wear
If you are wearing clothes which don't make you feel comfortable in your own skin, then it's time to get clothes that do! Aim to find clothes that fit you and are flattering for your body. This will help ensure you feel great about yourself. It can help if, while you are shopping, you resolve not to look at the sizes and rather try on things that look like they will fit you and decide from there. Sizes are ridiculous and do not reflect you as a person. You are not defined by your clothes size – EVER!!!
Being happier in your own skin is a lifelong journey that almost everyone on this earth must take. But you can make this task easier on yourself by developing positive affirmations, quitting social media, working on your body language, and buying clothes that make you feel confident. Just don't forget that being positive about yourself and your body ultimately must come from within.