By Irene Roth
Do you know what to do to take care of yourself? Do you try look and feel your best at all times? Do you watch what goes into your mouth?
A lot of girls find it hard to take of themselves so that they could be happy and healthy. They don't feel in charge of their bodies and this can be a recipe for disaster when it comes to developing self-esteem and self-confidence.
No matter what has happened to you in your life up to this point, your body still belongs to you 100 percent of the time. This means that your choices about your body have to be totally yours as well. Treating your body well is never a part-time job: It is a lifelong pursuit. Here are a few tips on how to take care of your body.
1. Don't think negatively about your body. Your body image is how you see yourself in the mirror, picture yourself in your mind, or talk about yourself about your body. When you have a negative body image you see yourself inaccurately by bashing your body. This is a widespread problem for girls. Body confidence shows in how you carry yourself that is how you walk, talk, and present yourself to the world. Think about the amazing things that your body can do and compliment your unique assets. This type of positive self-talk can help you to make respectful choices about your body.
2. Take a lot of care with how you look and how you dress. The way you dress and make up your face or even pierce yourself can all be reflections of who you are who you're trying to be. Sometimes, you make statements by how you dress that doesn't reflect your inner beauty. Make sure that your style is uniquely your own and not something that is portrayed through the media. Your look should be all about your personality and what makes you feel good about yourself.
3. Feed your body healthy food. You need to eat healthy foods packed with vitamins and minerals to nourish your body and fee great. Some girls truly enjoy food without guilt and know how to make smart food choices. Others develop a messed-up relationship with food, starving themselves or going on exercise binges because someone called them 'chubby'.
4. Get moving every day. Take a look at the choices that you're making about physical activity. Do you get enough exercise? Maybe you stay glued to the couch instead of going for a walk. Or maybe when you exercise you act as if you're training for the Olympics. When exercise is taken too far or you don't get enough, you can do serious long-term damage to your body.
So, take care of your body as much as possible. By taking care of your body, you will gaining a lot of body confidence and self-confidence as well. And life as an adolescent is much better if you have confidence