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5 tips for the ultimate body confidence

posted on Thursday, 7th July 2016 | find under Fitness
Everywhere we look nowadays there seems to be some form of body bashing. We live in a society where unrealistic images of women that are photoshopped or contorted into looking ‘perfect’ are the norm. With struggles around body image becoming more common, life coach Jacqueline Hurst shares her top tips for achieving body confidence.

5 tips for body confidence

Stop judging

If you are constantly being mean to yourself, you'll end up believing the bad hype. Taking away this judgement and being kind to yourself internally (yes, it is possible), speeds up the process of changing your behaviour. I recommend saying three positive things to yourself every morning, as silly as it sounds if you tell your body it's beautiful you'll start to believe it. 

You are more than the size or shape of your body 

Today’s society tells women that to be worthy you have to be tiny. It’s not true. Question everything – who is telling you to be worth something you have to be a certain size? These people might not be right! Remember you are living in a society where people feel its ok to comment on your size and shape. It isn’t. Everyone is different and everyone has something about them that is unique.

Healthy is beautiful

Start thinking about health rather than size. Remember that a lot of pictures are photoshopped and doctored. Most of these people have scars, stretch marks and spots without an airbrush or flattering filter. In the years of coaching I have done, the thousands of clients I have seen, I am yet to meet a perfect one. So if you think you know someone who is perfect, you're probably wrong.

Stop placing yourself as ‘less than’

You are not. You are equal to. There will be some things that you can do and some that others can. This is called life. If we were all exactly the same, what kind of boring world would that be? 

Find the root

And lastly, if you still feel the need to compare, take a look at where those thoughts stem from. Did you learn somewhere that you were not enough? If so, question the hell out of that thought and teach yourself to turn it around. It isn’t true. We are all given a set of beliefs and as adults we can challenge them.

Jacqueline Hurst is a master life coach and clinical hypnotherapist. She has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network, The Sunday Times, Harpers Baazar and The Daily Telegraph. Jacqueline is also the founder of the Life Class, an online personal course for self development. 
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