3 Ways to Feel Better About Yourself Right Now
By Genevieve Cunningham
Keeping a positive attitude and feeling good about yourself is sometimes a challenge. There are so many things all around us that make us feel inadequate. So many models with perfect bodies. So many social media posts that claim a perfect life. But for our own happiness and well-being, we have to learn how to feel good about ourselves and our lives right now. But how? If you need help boosting your own self-esteem, take a look at these tips to try in your life right now.
Get Up and Move
Movement makes us feel good; there's no doubt about its mood boosting effects. If you're not moving regularly, it's no wonder that your own self-esteem isn't what it could be. Movement creates chemicals in the brain that help us feel positive and happy. Without movement, those chemicals aren't produced as rapidly. But movement also tones our muscles and burns fat, which in turn makes us feel better about our appearance. Movement is crucial, so find an activity and move a little every single day.
Find Clothes That Fit
Clothes that don't fit well are going to make you feel worse about the way that you look. Clothes that are too small will hit your body in all the wrong places and are sure to leave you uncomfortable. Clothes that are too big are going to take away from your natural shape and make you feel frumpy. If you need to, go get fitted by a professional. You may be shocked to find how big of a difference properly fitted clothes make in the way you feel overall.
Mindfulness is hot right now, and there's a good reason. When we're able to shut off the worry and stay present in the moment, we feel better. We are better able to enjoy what's happening right now. We don't have to worry about tomorrow or work or losing weight or our inadequacies. Practicing mindfulness is hard work; it doesn't come naturally to most people. But the more you stick with it, the better you'll get, and the better you'll feel about yourself and your life overall.
We all want to feel better about ourselves. When we feel good in our own skin, we can be happier and more productive. Use these tips to improve your own self-esteem, and improve your quality of life and your own self-perception for good.
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