How to Feel Comfortable in Your Own Skin this Swimsuit Season

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Swimsuit season is here. But are you feeling self-conscious or nervous about hitting the beach this year? It’s okay because thousands of women feel the same way across the country – myself included.

It’s time to throw away those feelings and enjoy a long, golden summer without regrets. Here are five ways you can feel comfortable in your own skin this year.

Stop Negative Talk AKA Fat Talk

Talking about how fat you are or how you wish you could get rid of ten pounds isn’t helpful. Neither is mourning over what you could have achieved if you had stuck to your New Year’s diet.

Forget the negative talk and turn it positive.

I know it can be hard to do, but once you start talking positively about yourself your self-confidence will rise.

Stop Comparing Yourself to the Women You See Wearing Swimsuits on Social Media

Scrolling through Instagram can be tough when you’re looking at the women you want to look like. The truth is that most of these pictures aren’t real.

How often do you see those women at the beach in their swimsuits? The chances are the answer is never. That’s because they are covered in makeup, they wait for the right lighting, and they get the angles of the shot just right. It’s not real.

And the less said about the post-processing with Photoshop the better.

Think about the other women you’re likely to see at the beach. They’re not going to be Instagram models they’re going to look just like you.

The difference is, instead of them being self-conscious about their bodies they’re going to be enjoying their time in their swimsuit – especially if they happen to have children.

Focus on the Improvements that will Make You Happy and Celebrate the Progress You have Made

What really makes you happy?

Going on a diet so you can feel great in front of other women a few times per year isn’t what will give you true happiness. Adopting a diet to improve your general self-confidence or just because you want to get healthy is a great reason.

Think about the improvements that are going to make you happy and concentrate on those.

Celebrate the progress you’ve made, even if you’re not done yet. It’s important to be proud of what you’ve done.

Be Kind to Yourself (Stop Focusing on Reaching a Certain Size but Living a Healthy Lifestyle Instead)

We touched upon this in the last section, but it’s worth mentioning again. Move your fixation away from the supposed ‘ideal size’ towards living a healthier lifestyle.

Trying to get to a certain weight by choosing an unhealthy and dangerous diet won’t make you feel any better. Healthy people feel great because they are great inside.

Remember You are More than Your Body (You’re Wearing a Swimsuit to Be Comfortable and Have Fun)

Sometimes it’s easy to get carried away with the propaganda that everyone should have a certain type of body and should look a certain way when they’re wearing a swimsuit.

But what is wearing a swimsuit supposed to be about?

It’s a type of garment designed for you to feel comfortable and to have fun at the beach or when engaging in other water activities. Don’t lose sight of that and don’t put how you should look in a swimsuit on a pedestal.

Just enjoy summer!

Last Word – Love Yourself & Love Summer

There’s nothing wrong with striving for a certain look. When it gets in the way of you having fun and enjoying summer it becomes a problem.

A swimsuit is just a swimsuit and you will be surrounded by average people who look the same as you do. Forget about the Instagram models and forget about what people think about you.

Aim to be healthy and aim to have fun. Nothing else matters.

Are you looking forward to hitting the beach this summer?

 

14 Comments

  1. I definitely feel anxiety about getting into a bathing suit, especially now that the summertime is here! I definitely see myself comparing my figure to those who can wear bikinis and such. Thanks for sharing this blog post.

  2. These are all great tips about accepting yourself and just enjoying your body and your life. It’s hard to not compare yourself with other people with all the social media hype we’re all exposed to on a daily basis.

  3. It is funny, I feel most self conscious at home. Once I get to the pool, I am totally fine. It is plainly obviously that everyone is all different shapes and sizes.

  4. Kathy says:

    This is such a wonderful post. I think it’s so important for everyone to be comfortable. I think finding just the right swimsuit can really make someone comfortable in their own skin.

  5. Yes! We so often focus on our flaws instead of our attributes. We need to just love who we are!

  6. I am overly conscious of my body in swimsuit so most of the time, I end up covering myself. You are right, we should never compare our body to other people.

  7. brianne says:

    What a great swimsuit, I am looking for a good one piece. And what a great hat too! Going to get this whole look!

  8. I have always been comfortable in one, even though I am fluffy! I guess it is because I like the water, pool, or beach too much. Also, I am under the attitude of ‘don’t like, don’t look’ hehe, so yup. These are great tips though!!

  9. This is an awesome post!! I agree. The older I get the more I don’t worry about what people think. I am trying to lose weight but it’s because of my sleep apnea and not to reach a certain size. We all need to be happy with who we are instead of worrying about looking perfect. When I was young I thought I was fat, now I wish I would have enjoyed the way I looked instead of worrying about being something I wasn’t. Great post!!!

  10. I have definitely had to learn to just live my life and not care what others think. Life is too short to let other people affect how you run your life! These are all great tips.

  11. Karissa says:

    This is so true. I wish I could stop with the negative talk. It is so hard to be comfortable with your body.

  12. I feel confident wearing a one piece bathing suit, just not a two piece. But still, I love the skin I’m in and try to not compare myself to others. Majority of the time, people are photoshopping their images anyway.

  13. I love this post, especially about not comparing yourself. Going on social media to body compare is the kiss of death for your self-confidence. Just be yourself and love it!

  14. Candy says:

    This is a much needed reminder of how we should live a healthy life and love who you are. Taken me several years to learn this.

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