It鈥檚 that time of year: With the exception of spring training and March Madness, sports are over. The weather has been dreary. Work feels boring. Cue spring break! There are plenty of reasons to be excited about a getaway (with some besties or with your boo), but there are also some understandable reasons to be a little apprehensive 鈥 reasons that start with 鈥渂-鈥 and end with 鈥-ikini.鈥 Your vacation is the last time you should let body self-consciousness get you down, so we chatted with Morgan Sheets, a certified well-being coach, for some ideas on how to feel your best on break.

Sheets believes in realistic steps toward feeling comfortable in your own skin. Her tips are centered around tangible, measurable ways to help yourself feel as beautiful outside as you feel on the inside.

A confident woman lounges on the beach

1. Find a confident stance. 鈥淓xplore and uncover how you stand and hold yourself when you feel confident,鈥 Sheets says, 鈥渢hen practice walking around your home or work in your everyday clothes.鈥 In this way, you can emulate the same confidence whenever you鈥檙e in a less comfortable situation. If you don鈥檛 already feel this sure of yourself, Sheets recommends 鈥渢rying on鈥 confidence; literally walk as if you were Beyonc茅 (or, as Sheets says, your favorite movie character who you wish to be like).

2. Pick an awesome swimsuit. Swimsuits certainly aren鈥檛 the only factor that induces anxiety when it comes to our appearance. However, they鈥檙e a staple of spring break, and therefore tend to be associated with fear of revealing the parts of our body we鈥檙e not so in love with. That鈥檚 why Sheets recommends finding a swimsuit that excites you and makes you feel comfortable. 鈥淲hen you go swimsuit shopping, have tons of patience with yourself and try on styles you may not usually.鈥 She also has an important reminder: 鈥淲hen we鈥檙e shopping, clothing that doesn鈥檛 fit well can make us feel bad in our body if we let it. So anytime you try on something that doesn鈥檛 fit right or doesn鈥檛 look good, remember it鈥檚 the swimsuit 鈥 not you 鈥 that the problem lies with.鈥

3. Feel 鈥渁s if.鈥 And we don鈥檛 mean the Clueless 鈥渁s if.鈥 Sheets explains that feeling 鈥渁s if鈥 refers to her version of faking it until you make it: Imagine the way you feel about your body in your ideal world on spring break. Then, choose to think about and envision your spring break experience from that place. 鈥淚f you focus on how you want to feel and choose to let yourself have these feelings, no matter what you think you should look like, you鈥檒l be able to feel as you desire to,鈥 Sheets encourages. 鈥淚t will take practice and may feel hard, but if you can allow a thought about yourself to make you feel bad, you can also choose to think a different thought about yourself that makes you feel good.鈥

Maintaining a positive body image is much easier said than done. However, with these tips, you鈥檒l be armed to make the most of your spring break 鈥 because every bod is a 鈥渟pring break bod.鈥

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