If you’ve never struggled with body confidence, this article is for you. If you’re a bit late in life to struggle with your body, this article is for you.
Or maybe you’ve struggled all your life with body image and these tips will help you find your way.
Are you struggling with body confidence and in need of some advice?
If you haven’t been able to get a handle on your issues and have therefore skipped the whole “body acceptance” train, or if you’ve just had it up to here with everyone’s gushing about how fabulous the millennials are these days, you’re just going to have to settle for these few hints for being confident in your body!
Get comfortable with being very comfortable with yourself in your thirties. As the years go on, you’re less likely to worry about someone else’s opinion about you.
You’re not going to “bounce back” to the way you looked in your 20’s, or your youth, so why even bother worrying?
If you’re in your thirties, you’re almost 40 years old. You don’t need a bounce back.
You know what you look like and you’ve been fine with it for a decade. Enjoy being the self that you are!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you aren’t as hot as you used to be.
You should stop strutting around in your birthday suit showing off your body to try and win over the kids at the beach. It’s old news.
People see the things you do and what’s going on around you.
They see how many kids you have, how many people have to help you with those kids and their needs, what you do for a living, and what you put in your bank account.
They can tell a lot about you just from your clothes and how you carry yourself.
So stop letting your hotness define you. Life isn’t about how hot you are anymore.
Take care of your body, enjoy it for what it is, but don’t get too caught up in trying to outdo someone who’s not even alive anymore.
As time goes on, body hair begins to go away. Your voice is thinner and your skin is thinner.
Your face is, on average, thinner. If you shave every day, it’s going to start showing, either on your legs or on your face.
Don’t even think about shaving, ladies. That just won’t be happening.
In short, you are going to start looking more and more like a woman.
Some find this transition difficult, but you’ll get over it.
You don’t need to “work” to be sexy
As you get older, you may find yourself in a “middle-age crisis.” You feel like you are supposed to be doing more with your life and to “have it all.”
Or you feel like you are supposed to be sexier.
Don’t worry about “having it all.” You will have it all.
You just have to let go of the expectations that everyone else has for you.
Don’t worry about “working out.” You can let go of that too. You’re not an 18 year old, so don’t have to go to the gym.
Don’t starve yourself. You’re not pregnant and have to drop a lot of weight.
Don’t worry about looking like you did when you were 17, or at all. Your body is the way it is supposed to be. Enjoy it.
And, finally, take care of it. It’s the only body you’ve got, and you’ve been using it pretty well.
Don’t be a drug addict.
Don’t do drugs. Cocaine. Pot. Crack. Meth. Heroin. LSD.
Most of the popular drugs that you see your friends doing in your late twenties are drugs that you should avoid.
Drugs make you sick. Sometimes sicker than you were before you started using them.
Once you start using them, your body can become a mess.
Your heart rate goes up and your breathing becomes irregular. You get a wicked migraine that is so bad you think you are dying.
And you can’t sleep because of how sick you are.
Also, smoking weed and doing other drugs will not make you “cooler.”
It will ruin your life. I know it seems fun, but it isn’t.
Also, go to rehab.
You’ll start getting stuck
Everyone goes through a slump in their life once in a while.
It’s part of growing up and realizing that there are better things out there than what you had, what you always have, and what you always thought you had.
You may even hit a slump when you’re not even done with your twenties. So if you’ve made it this far, stay strong and hang in there.
There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
And if there’s no light at the end of your tunnel, take a shortcut or cut through the woods.
In the meantime, make sure that you enjoy your twenties.
Enjoy the days of your life. Learn to roll with the punches.