January 12, 2021 2 min read

By Halima Dabana, Staff Writer

Hey Girl, hey!

Everyone struggles with confidence at one point or the other, and one of the major things people aren’t confident about, is the way they look. However, one key thing to remember is the quote “Confidence isn’t ‘will they like me?’, confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t.’”

The major impact of your body lies in what it does, how it protects and serves you. But, that doesn’t mean that how you feel about what it looks like is unimportant. Here are a few simple ways to learn to appreciate your body for what it is:

  • CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS BY CHANGING YOUR HABITS.

  • Ask yourself, how can I treat myself better? When you begin to give yourself the things that you deserve, you will start to believe that you DO deserve them! Find a hobby, stay hydrated, and fuel your body properly, until it no longer comes into question!

  • STOP TRYING TO BUY SOMEONE ELSE’S IDEA OF BEAUTY.

  • There is no quick fix to self-love and confidence; you have to do the work! Diet culture intends to profit off of your insecurities, so recognize the game, and before you purchase that (fake, btw) Skin Tightening Serum, ask yourself if the way you view your body is your own point of view or one that was given to you

  • NO MORE “DRESSING FOR YOUR BODY TYPE”!

  • The idea that certain bodies only look good in certain things is oppressive, alienating, and limiting. You don’t have to wear anything other than what makes YOU feel good! So whether you decide on that sports bra for your run or a crop top for yoga class, just remember to lace up with your confidence.

    Always remember, a woman cannot be confident without her OWN approval. Feel free to join our community of women who are bold, healthy, and CONFIDENT in their thick skin. Find us on Instagram and Facebook@thickboldandhealthy, and share our content with whoever you feel needs it!!

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