Like any physical peculiarity, being tall also has its challenges, like not being able to buy clothes in the same places as your friends, dealing with potentially unpleasant comments and questions from people who talk without thinking, among other things. In such cases, the best thing to do is to accept reality and find reasons to love your stature. This will allow you to confidently present yourself and deal with the problems all girls face, whether for one reason or another.
Method 1 of 3: Accepting your height
Step 1. Discover the positive sides of being tall
Think of three positive things about your height whenever you start belittling yourself about it. Replacing negative thoughts is the first step in starting to feel good about your particularities.
Being tall is a great feature to practice certain sports, in addition to being an important differential for a modeling career
Step 2. Enjoy your height
It can be a big asset for sports like volleyball and basketball. Dancing, climbing and vertical jumping are also benefited by this genetic trait. In case you don't like any of these activities, think about how easy it is to reach objects in high places, or how easy it is to watch a live show.
Step 3. Discover the long-term benefits
A large stature has lifelong benefits. As funny as this sounds, taller people tend to earn better than shorter people, as well as being statistically happier and even smarter. Tall women also have more respect than short ones.
Step 4. Say something cool about yourself daily
Positive affirmations can make all the difference to boosting self-esteem and can help you enjoy your height. Repeat these things in front of the mirror, or write them down in a journal.
Admiring your height will develop a positive self-image of yourself; say something like "I have nice long legs" or "I look beautiful in this skirt"
Method 2 of 3: Presenting Yourself with Confidence
Step 1. Stand erect
Not only health, but also self-esteem is influenced by good posture. Keep your head up and your shoulders back, not hunched over – this causes back injuries and draws more attention to your height as you look like you're trying to shrink. Hold your height haughtily.
Step 2. Wear appropriate clothing for your size
A piece may be the most beautiful thing in the world, but it won't look good on you if it's not the right size. Clothes that fit right and highlight your qualities will do wonders for your self-confidence. Clothing that is too tight or too short will leave you feeling pissed off, having the opposite effect.
- Your pants should be long enough to cover your legs - pants that are too short can make you look even taller.
- Keep in mind that standard-size skirts are too short on tall girls or girls with long legs. In general, long dresses are the best bet.
- If you are creative and resourceful, make your own clothes. Besides being fun, you won't have to worry about finding parts in conventional stores. Let's face it, bespoke clothes are the most elegant.
Step 3. Smile often and overflow with personality
Happiness and confidence get more attention from others than height. Be positive, friendly, welcoming and kind to others, focus on all the nice things your personality has.
Of course, people will comment on your height, but usually with a sense of wonder. Don't be embarrassed, smile, be thankful when they say nice things and take the little ones doubts
Step 4. Don't be afraid to wear high heels
There's a myth about tall girls not being able to wear high shoes, but that's silly – if you want to wear them, feel free! Wearing what you like, you will feel more confident; what's more, high-heeled shoes elongate the legs, a trait admired anywhere in the world.
Method 3 of 3: Dealing with Common Problems
Step 1. Cultivate a positive self-image
Feeling uncomfortable inside your body will naturally cause you not to see yourself as beautiful. Remember that you are an everyday person, and how you feel about your body is more important than what others say or think. It will make all the difference to feeling confident in being who you are.
- Challenge your negative thoughts. For example, ask a friend or partner about their strengths.
- You can also eat a balanced diet and exercise to feel more confident.
- If this is very difficult to deal with, find a support group or talk to other girls who have problems with their bodies, even if they are different from yours.
- If your height causes depression or anxiety, it is best to see a therapist. A professional can help you maintain a positive attitude about yourself.
Step 2. Ignore nasty comments
Some people don't have anything better to talk about, whether it's their height or anything else. Know that, in general, those who distribute pinpricks feel envious of these characteristics; laugh and don't take these comments seriously.
- Ignoring insults will frustrate the nasty people on duty and they'll leave you alone.
- If it's the boys who make fun, it's probably because they're intimidated by you and your stature, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Their insecurity is not your problem.
- However, if you are bullied at school, talk to your parents and teachers about what is happening. Neither you nor anyone else is forced to put up with insult, especially about physical characteristics such as your height.
Step 3. Don't compare your weight with that of shorter girls
It makes no sense to demand that a taller person weigh the same as a shorter person; having more mass than them doesn't mean you're fat. Instead of comparing yourself, calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index) and find out if you are within the healthy weight for your height.
- The ideal is to weigh 2.5 kg for every 2.5 cm of your height. For example, if your friend is 1.60 m and weighs 55 kg, while you are 1.75 m, ideally you should weigh around 68 kg.
- Of course, these data are relative and depend on your bone structure and lifestyle; an athlete may weigh more because of developed muscles.
Step 4. Date anyone you want
Your height shouldn't be a deciding factor for you to date someone, especially if the person is shorter. This is nobody's business; enjoy your relationship and stay out of unnecessary comments about your love life.