How to Feel Confident in Your Own Skin This Summer
Summer is in full swing and so are all of the festivities that come with it! As temperatures continue to rise, it’s only natural for people to look for ways to cool off. Whether it be going to the pool or spending a day at the beach, it’s officially time to trade in your sweater for a bikini.
While the summer can be an exciting time for some, those who struggle with body positivity may find the thought of being more exposed intimidating. However, no one should feel excluded from summer fun just because their body doesn’t meet an unrealistic beauty standard.
Here at Swee2ooth, we believe that every body is a summer body! These tips can help you feel confident in your own skin, so you can enjoy your summer to the fullest.
5 Ways to Stay Body Positive All Summer Long
1. Love your body
Many people struggling with body positivity become fixated on certain traits they wish they could change about themselves. However, this perspective is dangerous and leads to a never-ending cycle of feeling unworthy.
While it's perfectly normal to strive to be as healthy as possible, it's important to keep in mind that some things about your body cannot be changed by diet or exercise. And that’s okay! Bodies come in many shapes and sizes, and this diversity should be celebrated. The first step to embracing body positivity this summer is to love your body as it is today. Celebrate all of the things about yourself — both physically and mentally — that make you unique.
2. Practice body positive affirmations
While it’s nice to get compliments from others, it’s important to compliment yourself, too. Everyone has certain characteristics that make them special, and reminding yourself of these traits daily can provide a huge boost in body positivity. Overtime, these words of affirmation can retrain your brain to think positively about your body. So the next time you find yourself with a negative thought, try to swap it out for a positive one instead.
Here are some sweet affirmations to help you get started:
3. Surround yourself with a sweet community
When it comes to body positivity, surrounding yourself with a community that makes you feel good about yourself is paramount. After all, life is too short to spend it with people who tear you down. For anyone who struggles with body positivity, it’s important to be around people who build you up and accept you for who you are.
And for those living with Type 2 diabetes, it’s equally as important to have a community who understands exactly what you’re going through. Our exclusive S2 Community on Facebook is filled with people that are personally experiencing Type 2 diabetes. By joining our group, you’ll gain access to a support system of people who get it. Click here to join!
Related: 7 Diabetic Communities to Get Involved In
4. Wear clothes that make you feel good
One way to love your body is to love the clothes that you put on it. Rather than trying to fit into your clothes, your wardrobe should fit you — exactly as you are. Everyone has a go-to outfit that fits them perfectly and makes them feel confident. Unfortunately, they also have that one pair of jeans they’ve been holding onto that no longer fits them. Donate those jeans and wear more of what makes you feel good about yourself!
5. Set the right fitness goals
Many people’s fitness goals involve losing a certain amount of weight or reaching an ideal number on the scale. But when your goals are centered around looks, you’re bound to be disappointed when you don’t reach society’s unrealistic standards of the “perfect body.”
Although it may seem counterintuitive, set fitness goals that don't have anything to do with appearances. Instead, aim to squat your highest weight, run your fastest mile, bike your longest distance, and so on. Fitness is about feeling strong and powerful — and when you see what your body is capable of, you’ll feel more confident than ever.
Feel Sweet From the Inside Out With Swee2ooth
Feeling confident in your body requires focusing on both your mental and physical well being. But luckily, we have the resources to help you with both!
Our S2 Community is filled with individuals who know what it’s like to navigate the challenges of remaining body positive while also managing their Type 2 diabetes. Joining this community can provide a supportive environment that’s conducive to improving your mental health. Share tips and tricks, ask questions, vent frustrations, and most importantly, feel supported by a group of people just like you.
Meanwhile, our Swee2ooth Super Blends can support your physical health journey by fueling your fight against Type 2 diabetes. Each serving is packed with premium ingredients that help lower your blood sugar and curb your cravings. To shop our three delicious Super Blend flavors, click the button below!