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1. Remember you’re the only one of you there is!
Yep, you’re totally unique and that’s pretty awesome. Celebrate being you – there’s no right or wrong way to look, we’re all individuals.
2. Embrace being young
Ok so your parents banging on about appreciating your youthful skin and non-achy joints may be slightly annoying, but there’s no denying it’s true. Enjoy it!
3. Dress to suit your shape
The key to feeling confident is feeling comfortable – and not every trend is right for every body shape. Make sure you look and feel your best by wearing things YOU want to wear.
4. Eat healthily
Not only can eating natural, healthy foods make you actually feel happier but they’ll keep your body looking and feeling great too. Avoid junk food and fizzy drinks, which can make you feel sluggish and lazy.
5. Shake off the haters
NOBODY has a right to make you feel bad about yourself – so avoid anyone who brings you down. It can be hard, but try not to let any nasty comments get to you, and confide in your friends or family if you are feeling a bit down. A problem shared is a problem halved, and all that.
Laughing really is the best medicine – and there’s nothing like giggling with your friends until you can hardly breathe to make you feel awesome. Also, what’s prettier than a smiley girl? EXACTLY.
7. Focus on the things you DO like about yourself
It’s all about a positive mental attitude. Rather than obsessing over things you’d like to change about yourself, focus on the things you DO like. The more confident you feel about yourself, the more confident you’ll appear to others – and confidence IS attractive.
8. Beat the PMS blues
Periods can make you feel a bit rubbish, what with mood swings, cramps and bloating. Don’t worry! This is the perfect opportunity for some you time. All you need is a hot water bottle, a warm blanket and something good on the telly! You’ll forget about those blues in no time.
9. Have a sharing sesh with your friends
It may sound cheesy, but if you sit down with your pals and have a chat about body confidence, you’ll realise that EVERYONE worries about the way they look. It helps to realise you’re not the only one who worries – so suggest a sharing sesh with your friends.
Exercise releases endorphins, and endorphins make you happy! Keeping active will also ensure that your body stays healthy – always important when it comes to loving the skin you’re in!
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