Summertime is finally here and that means beach season is in full swing! Whether you’re hitting the sand with your besties or taking a solo trip to the shore, there’s nothing quite like feeling the sun on your skin and the waves at your feet.
But for many women, the thought of donning a swimsuit and revealing their “beach body” can be a daunting one. In a society that places so much emphasis on physical appearance, it’s no wonder that many of us feel insecure about our bodies.
If you’re struggling to embrace your beach body this summer, here are 5 tips to help you love the skin you’re in:
One of the first steps to loving your beach body is to change the way you think about it. Rather than seeing your body as an object to be judged, try to view it as a source of strength and power. Remember that your body is capable of so much more than looking good in a swimsuit. It’s strong enough to carry you through a challenging workout, it protects you from illness, and it allows you to experience the world around you.
2. Consider your swimsuit options
3. Don’t compare yourself to others
4. Seek out peer support
If you’re feeling insecure about your beach body, reach out to your friends or family for support. Talk about your concerns and let them know how much their words mean to you. Chances are, they’ll be more than happy to provide some positive reinforcement. And if they’re not, maybe it’s time to find new friends who will appreciate and support you for who you are.
5. Embrace your imperfections