In all honestly body confidence couldn’t be timed any better for me. I’ve been having a bit of a low when it comes to body confidence lately – confidence in general actually – but being asked to share some of my tips for body confidence is a well timed reminder to take some time to focus on doing those things to feel more confident and happy in my own skin.
I think it’s pretty normal to have up and down times in life – especially when it comes to body confidence. When everywhere you look there are visions of seeming perfection it can make you feel like you don’t quite measure up to the same standards. Or that you need to change or do something else. Never mind throwing in things like airbrushing, filters, face tune or even plastic surgery. I am well aware this makes me sound ancient, but I am glad I’m not a teenager in today’s world. The pressure to be perfect is immense – and perfection seems to have jumped up a few rungs since I was younger. Body confidence is something I’ve written about before (here) which is one of the reasons why I really like the new campaign from Bio Oil.
Bio Oil My Body Philosophy is all about inspiring body confidence from school age through life to women of all ages (and men?!). It’s all about people across the country sharing their own body philosophy – their own thoughts on body confidence, or what matters to them around body confidence.
Firstly, totally avoiding all the filters/surgery – how do I make myself feel a bit better about myself without extreme therapy being needed… When I’m feeling less than confident I start by taking a bit of me-time. It’s funny how feeling less confident often goes hand in hand with being busy – meaning some things often fall by the wayside. So on two fronts taking time to pamper and do those luxury beauty routines can really make you feel 10x better in the space of an hour or two. A lovely pampering bath, a good head to toe scrub, a proper de-fuzz topped off with a really hydrating moisturiser.
Writing this post really got me thinking as to what my body philosophy is. My number one though and feeling – and something that whilst I wholly believe it, I am guilty of forgetting to do this myself (right now is the perfect example) is that your body and health is something worth investing in. And by investing I mean time, energy and money. By time I mean take time to pamper yourself and to do exercise that makes you feel good. By energy I mean take the time to cook yourself something delicious and healthy or make it a priority to book and go to an exercise class – even if you feel too tired. Lastly money – a tricky one as sometimes budget just says no. But where you can buy yourself lovely products that make your skin feel good and if you need to do a class to motivate you to exercise then find one you love (even if it might cost a bit more). If you love it (and if it costs) you’re less likely to skip it and therefore will feel better about yourself if you made that effort to invest in yourself. So my body philosophy.
#bodyphilosophy Your body and health is something worth investing in. Give yourself some TLC and all round you will feel happier & more confident.
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