6 Ways to Feel Better About Your Body Right Now

How to feel better about your body

Accepting your body, the way it is is easier said than done. The number on the scale doesn’t matter as long as you feel fine in your skin. However, not everyone feels good in their bodies. Body insecurities and bad body image happen to many people regardless of their gender or weight. 

Even though those numbers don’t define you nor your self-worth, you can change some minor things in your routine to make you love your body more. Acceptance comes with hard work and dedication. With these 6 ways to feel better about your body, you won’t have to fake it until you make it.

Ways to Feel Better

1. Ditch unrealistic beauty standards

Many industries are known for creating unrealistic beauty standards. Trying so hard to hold onto them only hurts your self-esteem and your self-esteem and body image. Stop! Unfollow those who make you feel like you’re less worthy just because you don’t fit in a certain standard.

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Surround yourself with people who spread body positivity. Promoting people of all shapes and sizes is a healthy way of overcoming insecurities and accepting your body. Don’t compare yourself to others. You’re a unique individual with amazing looks and characteristics, you deserve to be loved the way you are.

Take a look around you. There are many beautiful, cute, and gorgeous people around you (including yourself) that don’t fit these standards. Yet they look absolutely stunning. That’s the beauty of variety.

2. Buy new clothes

There’s nothing that boosts your body image more than wearing new clothing. If you’re up for a shopping spree, head to the mall or pay the online store a visit and renew your wardrobe. No matter what others say, buy and wear clothes you feel comfortable in.

Try to find certain designs that fit your figure well, highlighting the most important features. For example, if you have wider hips, embrace them, wear lighter colors, pencil skirts, skinny jeans that stretch or bold prints. Find the look you’re going for and try to recreate it so it suits your body type.

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You can’t go wrong with black. Sleek or figure-fitting dresses and sharp black suits are the way to go for formal or less formal occasions. They compliment your body features making you look jaw-dropping without too much effort. 

3. Compliment yourself

How many times have you looked yourself in the mirror and thought you looked bad or horrible? Don’t worry, everybody feels this way sometimes. The important thing is knowing how to shift your focus from the negative to positive or nice features.

The truth is, there are no bad features. It’s only our perception and expectations that get in the way. Quit trying to get compliments from others. Compliment yourself! Next time you look yourself in the mirror, try complimenting at least one feature. Say what you love about it and why you appreciate it. Repeat that whenever you feel self-conscious about your body or its certain parts.  

Be grateful for that wonderful, strong, and enduring body of yours. So, compliment it and be grateful for it.

4. Quick and simple exercises

You don’t have to change your body to love it. You don’t have to lose weight if you don’t want to nor you have to exercise to feel good. However, physical activity is known to produce feel-good hormones which instantly make you happier and more satisfied in your body. 

You don’t have to run a marathon to boost endorphins. You can do at home workout routines that don’t require any equipment. Exercise for about 15-30 minutes a day. You’ll feel proud and so much better for doing something great for your body. 

Physical activity also boosts your immune system, making you healthier. Exercises improve your mood and brain activity, plus they help you sleep better at night. Don’t forget to drink enough water as well. 

5.  Daily skincare

Having acne, pimples or red patches on your skin may sometimes affect your self-confidence. The causes may vary from the type of the skin, over puberty to hormones. Most of the time the best thing you can do to minimize or prevent that is to have a comprehensive skincare routine. 

Many people see no improvement after using different products, so they start to lose hope. However, to feel good in your skin and nurture a positive attitude towards your body, daily skin care is essential. For guaranteed results, use natural skin care products that are suitable for every skin type. 

Whether you have sensitive, dry, oily, or normal skin, skincare products made out of natural ingredients will do wonders for your skin. They are cruelty-free which makes them ideal even for vegans. After days of regular application of these natural products, you’ll see amazing results and feel so much better about your face and body.

6. Eat a balanced diet

Eating a balanced diet has nothing to do with weight or a diet culture. It simply means eating a little bit of everything and feeling good about it. You don’t have to give up cake or ice cream to feel good in your body. Treating yourself is always better than restricting certain food groups.

A balanced diet consists of enough proteins, minerals, vitamins, nutrients, carbs, and so on. This means a lot of fruits and veggies, fish, meat or tofu, and of course bread, cake or pasta. 

However, this also doesn’t mean overeating or binging. If you feel like snacking, but you’ve already eaten your daily dose of carbs, try making healthy snacks. They are perfect for a fun afternoon alone or with friends. You can even make them at home and take them to work instead of buying junk food during lunch. Besides, there’s no aftertaste of guilt after eating healthy snacks.


As you can see, small changes in your routine can help you feel better about your body almost straight away. You don’t need to change your body to feel amazing in it. Simply learn how to accept it and treat it nicely and gently. By repeating these 6 tips, you’ll feel marvelous about your body in no time.

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Lena Hemsworth