You’ve heard the term! Your Twitter timeline is probably full of tweets about #hotgirlsummer. Rapper Megan Thee Stallion, who calls herself Hot Girl Meg, coined the phrase. Then her fans started using it. Now it’s all over social media, leaving many people to wonder what the phrase even means!
According to Megan, #hotgirlsummer is all about being authentically you and just having a great time. It’s about not caring what anybody else thinks and feeling confident being yourself! It means being independent and not requiring validation from anybody else. To have a hot girl summer, all you need is a positive vibe.
So, how do you do it? There are plenty of ways to feel like a queen and be more comfortable and confident in your own skin. Here are 6 ways to have a hot girl summer.
Spend less time paying attention to who is or isn’t liking your posts on social media: Strangers on the internet don’t actually know you, so why sweat over their approval? Even the approval of people you know IRL shouldn’t really matter unless you have a significant relationship with them. At the end of the day, how you feel about yourself is most important.
Stop comparing yourself to others: It can be easy to look at somebody else who has it all together and think wow, why can’t I be her? Nobody’s perfect, and we all struggle with insecurities. Comparing yourself to others is overwhelmingly unproductive. Focus on what you love about yourself and ways to improve what you don’t love.
Look cute for yourself: Have fun picking out outfits you love, doing your hair in new styles, and trying out makeup looks. Buy those shoes you’ve been eyeing! This summer, allow yourself to splurge a little on something glamorous. Invest time and energy into your appearance just for yourself. Putting extra effort into your appearance will make you feel like a million bucks.
Make time for your hobbies: Indulge in your passions. Whether that means making art, taking photos, playing a musical instrument, or working on a home improvement project, spend time this summer doing all the things you love!
Listen to music that makes you feel empowered: Music can have an enormous impact on your mood. Boost your energy and hype yourself up with your favorite tunes! Make a #hotgirlsummer playlist and play it wherever you go.
Put yourself first: Whether it’s summer, spring, winter, or fall, you should always put yourself first. This doesn’t mean you should be self-centered or blindly neglect your loved ones’ needs. It just means you should always prioritize your health (bodily and mental) and do things that make you feel fulfilled and happy! Treat yourself with the respect and love you deserve.