There are a lot of misconceptions about wearing bikinis in Ghana because of the widespread culture of modesty and the curvy nature of the African woman.
For that matter, a lot of people shy away from wearing bikini because they feel kinda ‘nude’ in it.
Thankfully, there are different sizes, colours and textures of sarong to cover up if one is uncomfortable in a swim wear.
So if you are looking to indulge in the many benefits of swimming but wondering whether to wear or not to wear bikini read below why you must give it a shot!
1. Because you can
You have a body and the opportunity to be at the beach and/or pool. They make swimsuits in all shapes and sizes. Buy one that you are comfortable in and use it!
2. You could inspire others
Maybe there is someone else where you are visiting that is feeling the same way as you. When they see you confidently wearing a swimsuit, even though you might not have that perfect “bikini body”, they will think better of themselves. It’s a movement, y’all. Keep inspiring.
3. No one cares
Seriously, no one cares. And if they do that is their problem, not yours. When you are at the beach and/or pool you should be having such a great time that you aren’t worried about who should or shouldn’t be in a swimsuit. As with everything else we talk about, quit caring what other people think – this applies to fitness and finance – pretty much life in general.
“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” -Lao Tzu
4. You will be cooler (as in temperature)
This means you can spend more time outside with your friends and/or family, which is the whole point of going to the beach and/or pool.
Tomorrow you will be older. Wear a swimsuit while you are young
No matter how young you are, next time you go to the beach and/or pool you will be older. That’s just life. Remember when you thought you were fat in high school and you weren’t? Same thing applies now. Whether you have 10 pounds to lose or 50 pounds to lose, you likely view yourself bigger than you actually are. Next year you will look back and say, I should have just worn the swimsuit.
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