How to feel confident for summer
Love to feel more confident this summer? Here are three ways you can feel better about yourself while making summer plans.
Summer has finally arrived and it’s sure to be a hot one. With temperatures already breaking records as they reached over 40 degrees Celcius in some parts of the UK, the hot weather seems to be here to stay, so you’ll want to make sure your summer plans are jam-packed with exciting outdoor plans.
These plans can include things like trips to the seaside, garden parties, or festivals but the hot weather can bring about confidence issues for many as they feel self-conscious when wearing fewer clothes. According to lingerie specialist Hunkemöller 11.6 million of us aren’t looking forward to swimwear season, as 22% of Brits admit that the lead-up to summer leaves them feeling self-conscious and anxious.
Fortunately, there is a range of ways that you can feel a bit more confident when tackling your summer plans and we have all the answers. Read on to find out more and feel better when you step out for summer.
Learn to love yourself
The best thing you can do to help yourself feel confident is to learn how to appreciate and care for the body you’re in. Consciously make time to look after your mental and physical health and avoid negative influences.
This is particularly important for younger people as 87% of 18–24-year-olds admitted to feeling pressure to change their habits and diet before summer. If you’re able to push these feelings to the back of your mind then you can feel more comfortable with whatever body you have when summer rolls around.
Getting active isn’t just a great way to improve your physical health but it’s also proven to help your mental wellbeing and aid you in feeling like a more confident version of yourself.
According to the research done by Hunkemöller, exercise terms such as “summer shred” increased by 271% from February to April 2022 and roughly 14% of the 10 million UK gym goers exercise more in preparation for summer.
If you are looking to lose weight, tone up, or build muscle before you feel ready to hit the beach then changing your diet can be a great way to kickstart a health journey and boost your mood.
According to the data collected by Hunkemöller, diet culture phrases such as “summer diet” saw a 250% increase between February to April 2022 and almost two-thirds of Brits feel the need to alter their lifestyle or eating habits in some way.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways that you can feel better about your body this summer. It might not be an easy task but if you believe in yourself, you can get the body you’ve always dreamed of.