As summer approaches it is time now more than ever to live your best body positive hot girl summer!
As defined by the queen of hot girl summer herself Megan Thee Stallion, hot girl summer is about ‘being unapologetically you, having fun, being confident, living your truth and being the life of the party.’
We’ve compiled ten tips on how to make this summer, no, every season your best hot girl summer.
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CELEBRATE YOUR BODY
No other body is your body! Your body was built for you and only you, every flaw, stretch mark and scar tells its own story unique to you.
You should learn to love the way you look and the way you fit into your clothes because no one does you better than you do!
Your body is an incredible working machine that can dance, sing, run and swim - how cool is that?
There is so much more to you than just your appearance. We're all about body positivity here at Curvy Swimwear!
Remember when your parents told you ‘if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all?’
This is something we all need to apply to ourselves, you are your own worst critic and subconsciously you are training yourself into insecurity.
Try swap out those negative thoughts for positive ones like:
- “My weight doesn’t define me- I define me”
- “I am exactly who I am supposed to be”
- “I am thankful that my body can do _”
If you are having trouble stopping negative thoughts try the rubber band technique.
Wear a small rubber band on your wrist and give yourself a light flick every time you think something negative about yourself- soon you will train yourself out of these habits.
We know training your brain to undo those negative thoughts can be hard. If you need a bit more info, we've got you here - How To Undo Body Image Conditioning.
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Stop associating working out and exercising with losing weight, this will cause you to lose motivation quickly.
Instead exercise because you want to and you feel good afterwards. If the gym isn’t for you try taking up a dance class or aqua aerobics - there is something for everyone.
Exercise boosts endorphins and gives you some extra serotonin, so you not only look good but also feel good!
QUARANTINE HAS BEEN HARD
Trust us you aren’t the only person who’s put on the quarantine fifteen, so don’t worry about it!
It’s been a hard year for all and no one expects you to look and feel your best after such a significant global event.
Go easy on yourself and take this time to reflect on how your body carried you through a tough time.
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IN THE MEDIA
Whether we like it or not, social media and mainstream media now surrounds us- but thankfully we have some control over it.
Choose carefully who you follow on Instagram and how those accounts make you feel. Mute or unfollow accounts that make you insecure or unhappy and follow more fabulous body positive creators.
When you surround yourself with people who look like you and share the same values as you, you will ultimately be happier.
Even the models on the cover of those magazines don’t always look like that, they bloat and break out as much as we do.
A retouched picture-perfect image is not an accurate representation of humankind.
Looking for some body-positive inspo? Here's our list of curvy influencers you should follow!
FIND SOMETHING YOU FEEL GOOD IN
When you find that dress you love, you’ll instantly feel more confident. A great fitting outfit is the best investment, so don’t be scared to spoil yourself - you deserve it.
Ill-fitting clothes often make you feel and look bigger than you really are. The best way to be unapologetically yourself is to find those clothes you love and wear them with confidence!
Don’t be scared of the swimsuit, find one you love and put it on- the only way to have a bikini body is to put a bikini on your body!
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TREAT YOUR BODY RIGHT
You look as good as you feel, so don’t neglect your own nutrition. Healthy food doesn’t have to be bland steamed vegetables, there are so many cookbooks and recipes online for you to try until you find something you love.
Summer has some of the most delicious fruits and vegetables, so indulge yourself in these.
Remember everything is okay in moderation, so you don’t need to miss out on that birthday cake or ice cream.
FIND YOUR TRIBE
Surround yourself with people who make you feel your best! If you find yourself being dragged down by some of the people in your life then cut them out or let them know.
Having people who support you and love you for who you are makes a world of difference.
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FIND AN ANTHEM
Nothing pumps you up and makes you feel as good about yourself as a body-positive anthem does.
Pick a song that speaks to you and blast it until you can’t blast it anymore. Sing along and learn the words, make this song your anthem!
While you're at it, why not put on a body-positive podcast to lift you up on your daily commute?
POST THAT PICTURE
We know how scary posting that bikini pictures can be, but you’ll be surprised by how overwhelmingly positive your community is.
Go to the beach and take that photo, pop on a filter (if you want) and post it with pride! Just watch all the love roll in.
Don’t forget to hashtag #curvygirlsummer or #hotgirlsummer!