We all have gone into a downward spiral of low confidence when we watch something like the Victoria Secret Fashion Show or the latest reality TV show. The women on the big screen today seem to get more and more perfect while everyone else is aging as usual. As we get older, our bodies change in powerful ways. This is good! Nature has a great plan for every woman, but it’s
easy to fall for the act played by those Instagram models who seem so confident all the time.
Having wrinkles and greying hair isn’t a sign that you’re becoming less beautiful. It’s a sign to the world that you’ve lived a happy, healthy life, and that you’re still going strong. As women, there is so much pressure to always look perfect. This guide will share how to finally embrace
your aging body so you can live life to the fullest.
Recognize the Pressure
First, we need to acknowledge that there is pressure to always look your best. Let’s face it: the media doesn’t do us any favors as women. Everywhere you look you’ll find depictions of what
beauty is “supposed” to look like. From model-thin women to perfect skin, it’s easy to feel like you’re not good enough.
It’s important to realize that even those glamorous models you see on the magazines are airbrushed. That’s right, it’s not all that it seems. Even those Instagram models you follow have days when they don’t feel confident.
Social media gives us another way to compare ourselves to others, but it’s not a realistic depiction of life. Girls go to great efforts to pose themselves perfectly and edit their photos perfect before they upload. Social media can take down your self-esteem, so it’s best to stop comparing yourself.
Stop Playing the Comparison Game
It’s easier said than done to just stop thinking about your own appearance in relation to other women. We seem to be trained for this our entire lives. Every teen movie has scenes where the popular girls gossip about the appearance of an enemy. This is so conditioned into us that we probably don’t even notice we do it anymore.
It’s time to stop comparing yourself. Don’t compare yourself to the women on TV, and especially don’t compare yourself to your friends and family. People age differently. People have different lifestyles. None of these things should make you feel bad about yourself.
While it can take time and effort to overcome, try to stop yourself the next time you start to play the comparison game. Instead of saying something negative about someone else or yourself, turn that into a positive. Instead of saying “I wish I had her hair,” say “That woman has lovely hair, but I’m really confident about my outfit today.” These small differences add up to big changes in our mindsets.
Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
The best way to gain confidence in your own body is to step outside your normal routine. When we get stuck doing the same routine, we start to lose focus on our own lives. Start pushing the boundaries of your own life and see where it takes you. Whether that means going on an exotic vacation somewhere new or trying on sexy costumes for Halloween this year, you’ll slowly but surely gain your own self-esteem.
Your comfort zone is as wide as you want to make it. No matter your age or the weight on the scale, your body is capable of amazing things. Think of how far it’s gotten you so far, and how far it will get you in the future. Then, start pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.
Your body is a miraculous thing you should feel proud of. It’s easy to compare yourself to other women, especially those you see on TV but realize this is nothing but smoke and mirrors. Your worth is based on so much more than what you see in the mirror.