Everyone has an insecurity or body image issue they struggle with. This might be a problem from time to time, or it might be something that you deal with on a day-to-day basis.
Whatever insecurity you deal with, learning to feel good about yourself is a journey all of us have to take- and it can be so hard when you’re stuck in the wrong mentality about your body or insecurities.
In this post, I’ve come up with 4 easy mindset swaps to help with your body image. Changing your mentality is the best way to start to feel good about your body, and I’ve come up with 4 mindset swaps that can help anyone start to think about themselves in a more positive light.
Below, find 4 mindset swaps to help with your body image, and let me know all your suggestions
Instead of “You don’t understand”, try “let me help you understand”
It can be hard for family and friends to know how to support you when you’re experiencing body image issues- so tell them! Instead of getting angry and frustrated when you’re having issues, tell others how to approach these issues with you.
If you don’t want to talk about it, tell them. If you need reassurance, tell them. Or if you need some help, tell them! Try saying “let me help you understand” to those in your life, and swap your mindset to accept help from family and friends who know how to support you.
Try aiming for “healthy skin” instead of “clear skin”
This is an idea I learned from two online skin-positive accounts, Spotty Little Thing and Barefaced Leah. I love skin-positive accounts, and they have changed my outlook on my skin and my acne journey. Instead of focusing on “clear skin” and the amount of break-outs on your face, arms, or back- focus on whether your skin is healthy or not.
Try products that make your skin feel healthy, plump, and fresh- and don’t forget to moisturise your skin when it needs it. Or if products don’t make your skin feel healthy and good- avoid them!
Try “How can I help myself feel better” instead of “how can I make myself look better”
You need to feel good about yourself, because let’s be honest you’re never going to love every single thing about the way you look on every single day. It’s so much better to change your mentality than to change how you look.
How you feel about your body will change so much over your life, so try to change how you feel about your body and implement a mindset swap that will help with your body image.
There’s nothing wrong with doing things to meet your goals when it comes to your body or skin, but feeling happier is all about that mentality that you want to feel good, not look good.
Try “progress isn’t linear” instead of “I should have improved more by now”
When it comes to your skin or body, progress certainly isn’t linear. Losing weight or trying to make your skin healthier is never a linear process, and you need to make sure you get into that mindset. You might have up days and down days- and that’s okay.
Find different ways to measure your progress, such as how you feel about yourself- and less about the physical progress you think you can see in the mirror.
Do you have any mindset swaps that can help with body image? What do you think of my mindset swap suggestions? How do you deal with any body image issues?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x