Most of us have a hard time loving our body for what it is but as guest contributor Laura Faulds says, you've got to love yourself and feel confident no matter what!

Today we are doing a post on being body confident. Yes, that's right. Banish those negative thoughts and hop on the body confidence wagon! We want to make all you ladies out there feel as beautiful and fabulous as you are.

So many of you don't consider yourself as having a 'good' body, well let me tell you, you do! Whether you are tall, short, skinny, large, or even if you have an ‘Hourglass’, ‘Pear’ or ‘Rectangle’ body shape, you’re all amazing! Here are some reasons why you should start loving your body and being body confident today.

1. Life is Too Short

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You've heard it a million times, but now is the time to wake up and think about what that phrase actually means. What would happen if you started being body confident, enjoying the clothes you wear, experimenting with your unique style, smiling when you look in the mirror?

Would it make you more confident at work, at life and in social situations too? Take a moment to think about the impact being body confident (or not), has on you.

2. No One is ‘perfect’ Anyway

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Why do you feel negative about your body? Because you don't look like AIRBRUSHED and PHOTOSHOPPED images that are plastered across female magazines? I've found the answer: ditch the magazines.

3. You're Holding Yourself Back

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If you're not body confident, you can't enjoy life to the max! It holds you back! Have your own mini photo shoot with a friend – have some fun and get snapping ladies!

4. You Need to Be a Role Model

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You need to be a ROLE MODEL for the next generation. Are you a mother? Do you want your child growing up thinking they are ‘fat’ or ‘ugly’, or seeing them forever on diet after diet? Put an end to the negativity NOW!

5. Get Sexy

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Being body confident oozes sexiness. Your body is your own, no one else’s, work it!

6. Be Happy

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Being body confident will make you HAPPY. That's the whole point, isn't it?

7. Improve Your Sex Life

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If you are feeling confident, this confidence will radiate into the bedroom too. Could you unlock your wild side?!

8. Learn to Love Fashion Again

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Being body confident will allow you to try new styles and outfits that you never thought possible! Break down the barrier and be adventurous! Go shopping, try on some new clothes and be surprised at how good you look!

9. Feel Less Stressed

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How many times a day do you look in the mirror and wish you looked different? How many times do you pull a face when you get dressed in the morning? Do you endlessly struggle with your weight and how you see yourself? Well STOP worrying and start LIVING. Accept your body for what it is and learn to love it for all your good bits. Wobbly bits and all! It’s what makes you you!

10. Get Sociable

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Feeling happier yet? We want to see your smile! Second to eyes as a window to the soul, a smile can tell a thousand words and will make you more approachable in an instant. With your new found Body Confident you can put yourself out there and have the confidence to meet new people and make new friends! Perhaps you’ll share your secret with them too.

I could go on and on, but hopefully I've left you with enough to think about for one day.

To find out your body shape, receive a free pink tape measure and for more confident boosting blogs – head over to author Laura’s website lmflmf.co.uk or ‘like’ her Facebook page facebook.com

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