Welcome back to Bestie.
Do you find yourself getting down about your
Sometimes looking great on the outside can
really boost your confidence on the inside,
But did you know there are ways you can boost
your self image right now?
In today’s video we’re gonna show you
some tricks to help you feel great about yourself.
Is it really as easy as reframing the way
Will changing the way you shop make a difference?
What about self talk?
We’re talking all this and more, so keep
watching until the end!
#1 Start Your Day With a Positive Affirmation.
This is like a mantra.
We’re all busy and we hardly take time to
slow down and take care of our mind.
It can get cluttered and cause you more stress
than you need.
Not to mention all that negative talk will
start to take effect on you after a while.
Instead, first thing in the morning (or whenever
you can carve out time) try repeating a positive
mantra that can be really helpful to start
your day on the right foot.
You won’t see the effects right away, but
if you stick to it, your brain will start
to believe those kind words you’re saying.
Try saying something like “I am good, I
am strong, and I am capable.”
Or it can be something small, like “Today
is a new day, and my heart is open”.
Speaking of saying nice things to yourself...
#2 Cut Out The Negative Self Talk
Has this kind of talk been doing you any favours
We didn’t think so.
This is a big one and it’s something that
can really make a huge difference if you practice
This is different from a mantra, whenever
you catch yourself saying something bad about
yourself - stop it in its tracks.
Now, we know this may be difficult at first,
but many self help gurus talk about cutting
out negative self talk because it actually
helps you form a better relationship with,
Let’s say it’s the start of the day, you
wake up, say your mantra, and head to the
On the way there you might catch a glimpse
of yourself in the mirror.
Now, instead of picking yourself to pieces,
try to notice something you like about yourself.
Yes, even if it’s early in the morning.
Maybe it’s how beautiful your eyes are,
or how great you look in those Pajamas!
Whatever it is, make sure it’s positive.
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#3 Say The Things You Like About Yourself
While we’re on the topic of speaking nicely
to yourself, try this one out.
Whenever you’re feeling a little down in
the dumps, try saying something you like about
yourself OUT LOUD.
That’s the trick, it has to be out loud.
So, if you’re shy, find a place you can
If you’re not ready to do this, you can
always write these things down.
This can be a fun activity to try with friends
or with your kids.
It’s a great way to help instill in them
some positive self image traits.
#4 Take Self Care To a Whole New Level
This doesn’t have to be a shopping spree,
or anything expensive, really.
You can do a small amount of self care every
day or at least once every week.
Self care can be a nice skin care routine
You can take yourself to a movie that you’ve
been waiting to see.
Or organize with your partner to take the
kids one or two hours a week so you can get
some serious alone time.
Which you can spend however you like.
Read a book, take a nice long bath, get a
The options are endless and the payoff might
#5 Make What Makes You Happy a Priority
Did you know that about 85% of women will
pass on a social activity they like because
they’re feeling bad about how they look
That’s an awful statistic, but it doesn’t
have to be that way!
Try to find a hobby or activity that you truly
Do you like to paint?
Then why not join a painting class?
If you enjoy reading, join a book club with
a few friends!
When you’re in the moment doing something
you truly love, you’ll be too focused and
forget all about the way you were feeling
#6 Get Rid Of “Just In Case Clothes”
We all have them, those clothes you want to
wear when you’re just one size smaller.
Or they’re your “skinny jeans” that
don’t fit anymore.
The best thing you can do is get rid of them,
as they’ll only do your mind harm.
They will keep you in a “negative body image
So, spend an afternoon trying on clothes and
donating the ones that don’t fit, or that
you just don’t love anymore.
When you have a closet filled with clothes
that fit you right now, and that you enjoy
wearing, your self confidence will go way
up, and you’ll feel much more comfortable.
#7 Go Shopping
Some people dread shopping, but we have a
trick to make it fun!
When you’re looking for outfits, ignore
the size completely.
Besides, sizes are different depending on
the store anyway, so there’s no reason to
let them spiral you into a cycle of self hate.
When you go to try on something new, take
2 or 3 sizes of the same outfit.
When trying them on do not look at the tag,
just try them on!
Whatever you feel fabulous in, is the one
This will instantly make you feel more confident
and you’ll carry yourself much better when
you wear it.
#8 Bodies Are Like Shoe Sizes
Have you ever tried to change your shoe size?
We’re guessing...you haven’t, because
While you can exercise, eat right and maintain
a healthy weight, sometimes you’ll just
never be the size you’re dreaming of, and
We accept our shoe size, and we don’t try
to change it so thinking about your body this
way will help boost your confidence, too.
Working on acceptance is the first step towards
loving your body.
#9 Exercise Because It’s Fun
We’ve talked a lot about the importance
of exercising on this channel, and it’s
A good goal is to move your body for at least
30 minutes each day.
So you may as well enjoy it.
Research shows that exercising can have a
direct positive impact on your self esteem.
Most of us know that exercising is good for
us, but the motivation to do it is sometimes
If you change your perspective, and do some
kind of exercise that you actually enjoy,
you’re more likely to do it on a regular
basis, and you’ll feel those positive results
Exercise should not feel like a chore, it
can be fun.
Try focusing on how good it feels to move
your body and how great you feel afterwards.
That way you’ll be pumped to get out there
and exercise again, sooner rather than later.
Speaking of exercise here’s a video you
might like, check out “8 Exercises that
Help Fight Depression And Make You Happy”
Now, back to our list of 11 Tricks To Boost
Your Self Image, Fast!
#10 Surround Yourself With Positive People
Some people say that the people around us
can have a major impact on our lives and the
decisions we make.
If you’re around people who make fun of
you, or that make you feel like you are not
good enough, that negativity can do harm.
You might become a more critical person, and
this may seep into the view you have of yourself.
Which is what you’re trying to change!
If this sounds like you, then you need to
cut those ties and find a new group of people
who make you feel inspired, respected, and
It’ll do wonders for your self image, but
also your whole outlook on life.
#11 Change What You Look At On Social Media
Social media seems like it’s harmless, but
really studies have shown that what you look
at on the internet has a huge impact.
This study had a few groups of women look
at images of people exercising, images of
unattainable body sizes, inspirational quotes
and a mix of them.
The findings show that those who looked at
the unattainable body images had less self
The women who looked only at inspirational
quotes were much nicer to themselves and felt
better about their self image.
Instead of following accounts of people you
envy, try only following accounts that make
you feel inspired, seen and validated.
Do you struggle with poor self image?
What helps you feel better about yourself?
Let us know in the comments below, we’d
love to hear from you!