The following post was written by Lindsey Joe , who blogs at D.I.Y. Dietician  and is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness .
It's that time of year again when the temperature rises, patios and pools open up, and for some of us, our "super self-consciousness" comes out. Why is that? Aren't we supposed to be Summer lovin' in our swimmies? Well you can be! Check out my four tips to help you be bold in your bikini this year, and begin to banish that summertime self-doubt.
- Find a suit that suits you: Forget the latest fashion trends, and be sure to find a bathing suit that you feel good in. If you feel comfortable in your swimsuit, feeling confident at the beach will be that much easier.
- Treat yo self!: Nothing like a little me time on the regular to help you feel good. And it doesn't have to be some big splurge — maybe it's a fresh coat of nail polish, taking a few extra minutes to do your hair in a cute 'do, or catching up on some much-needed Zs from the hectic week. Whatever it is, be sure to take time for yourself each day.
- Make a move: Plan to get your blood flowing before slipping on that swimsuit. Exercise releases endorphins, which trigger a positive, happy, and relaxed feeling in the body.
- Talk the talk: Promote the power of positivity by nixing any negative thoughts. Remember, positive mind equals positive vibes and a positive life!
Being kind to yourself and your body takes practice, but in time you can be that bolder self you always imagined.