Befriend Your Body
You might think that only women get obsessed about how they look on the outside, that vanity is something that just doesn’t exist in your own DNA.
But modern society is so image-obsessed that more and more men are feeling the pressure to look or behave a certain way.
As a result, you’re becoming insecure and losing confidence, based solely on how you feel about your body.
Welcome to our world!
Of course, such superficialities shouldn’t matter, but it’s still a good idea to take care of yourself and treat your body with the respect it deserves.
Having a positive self body image boosts your self esteem and makes you more attractive to potential partners.
It’s not about changing into someone you’re not, it’s about enhancing and improving what you already have.
Don’t fall into the image trap
Movies, magazines, billboards etc are constantly bombarding us with images of how the ‘perfect man’ should look.
Rippling muscles, shiny teeth, piercing eyes and expensive clothes, it’s as though no woman is going to look twice at you if you don’t look like Brad Pitt.
But there’s no such thing as perfect. In fact, women are more likely to go for a guy who recognizes his flaws and embraces them.
That’s not to say there aren’t things you can improve upon, like losing a few pounds, keeping yourself groomed and eating well, but trying to become something you’re not is only going to make you feel worse because your goals are unattainable.
Adopt a realistic exercise routine
Everyone should exercise as part of their daily routine.
I don’t mean forcing yourself to go through grueling workouts in the gym – the gym isn’t for everyone – I just mean small, realistic bursts of movement like walking to work instead of driving, using your lunch break for a stroll around the park or maybe joining an evening dance or yoga class.
Exercise releases feelgood chemicals into our brains and bodies which helps with confidence.
You’ll also get into shape so the physical difference on the outside is going to boost your self esteem even further.
Know the importance of diet
We really are what we eat, so think about what you’re putting into your body.
No amount of exercise is going to matter if you’re just going to get home from your power walk and chow down on a cheeseburger.
We eat far too much processed junk and refined sugar, so start stocking up on superfoods likes green vegetables, fresh fruit and lean meats like chicken and turkey.
Try coming off bread for just one week and notice how much lighter you feel. You don’t have to be a chef to cook delicious, simple food.
Your diet is directly linked to how energized you are and, consequently, how good you feel about yourself.
It’s true that beauty is only skin deep, but it’s still a fact that first impressions count.
Even if it’s just for yourself, looking good makes you feel good, and vice versa, so don’t underestimate the power of good grooming and a stylish closet.
Keep your clothes up to date and throw out anything with holes or you haven’t worn in a while.
Go a little ‘metro’ and invest in some male skincare products and see how much better your skin feels.
Sure, women love masculine men, but we also love to touch – and kiss – soft skin.
Stay trim and clean around your genitals, too, so you’re always prepared for some naughty action.
No woman likes to go down on a guy with a huge bush around his cock, and keeping hair short makes your penis look even bigger.