“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologeticlly herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection." - Dr. Steve Maraboli

There's no denying that women are beautiful creatures.  We come in all shapes, sizes and body types - from tall to petite, voluptuous to thin, we are all stunning.  It doesn't matter if you're a size 2 or 22, it's effortless to see beauty in other women, but struggle to see the beauty within yourself.

The good news is, you don't have to live with self-doubt or the lack of confidence in your body image.  Thanks to Girls Guide To, we can help you change your attitude about your body image and showcase the blazing beauty that you are.

Focus on Today.  How many of you are guilty of scanning through your Instagram profile, starring at old photos of yourself and realizing your body may not be as thin as it was a few years ago?  Instead of heading down memory lane, remember that you only have one chance at being outrageously gorgeous right now; you can not waste this moment.  Log off Facebook, put the photo albums away, stop wishing for the same body you had in high school, and enjoy where you are today.

Value Your Character.  You are not defined by how you look.  There is so much more behind your "wrapper".  Ladies, please do not decrease your self worth to just your looks.  This is a serious no-no.  Yes, having physical beauty is great, but your true attractiveness is in your personality, passion and kindness.

Invest In Yourself.  During a Glamour Magazine survey a few years ago, 75% of women said professional achievements make them feel better about their body.  Does loving your career have any connection to loving your shape?  At the end of the day, one of the most important things women want to feel is valued.  When you feel a sense of validation from your accomplishments in the workplace or from other areas of your life (learning a new language or helping a friend in need) you care less about seeking validation in the mirror.  Besides, when you're busy investing in yourself, you simply don't have time to obsess over your body.

Exercise.  Believe it or not, working out increases body confidence, regardless of whether or not you lose weight or see a change in your shape.  Exercising is a different way of relating to your body.  After you've run through the finish line of your first 5k race you'll be less likely to bad-mouth your "big" thighs when you know they just delivered you through your victory.  There's real power in treating your body like an asset and not your enemy.

Don't Compare.  One of the most unhealthy and harmful things you can do for your body confidence is compare your body to "better" bodies.  Whether it's Instagram, fashion blogs, looking at your favorite tv show or your best friend, it's all unhealthy comparisons.  Besides, the women that you are comparing yourself to are probably wishing for the body or body parts of someone else.

Accept Your Own Beauty.  Sorry to say this to you, but your genes are your genes.  If you're built like Gwyneth Paltrow, you're never going to look like Beyonce.  There are so many different kinds of beauty, find the kind that means something to you and celebrate that...this includes embracing your flaws.

How do you build your body confidence?  Do you have any tips/tricks to share?

Source: Girls Guide To