How To Be 'That Girl'
If you’ve spent hours endlessly scrolling on TikTok then you might be aware of the trend of ‘that girl’. ‘That Girl’ has her life together, everything is planned out and organised, she has perfected the art of hair and makeup, has perfect outfits and a killer workout routine. She wakes up at 5 am just to get more stuff done, has her morning matcha and avo on toast while writing her to-do list. Overall, she is that girl everyone wishes they were more like.
This trend has had some negative feedback from TikTok users, stating that it can cause insecurity and can be seen as slightly toxic. Yet, others have seen it as motivation to achieve their goals both physically and mentally. We do condone a balanced lifestyle at Avvini Athletica as we believe that everything should be done in moderation.
These Are Some Ways To Be ‘That Girl’:
The first step of becoming that girl is to start your day off by waking up early. This allows you to get more things done in your day. The idea is that if you get up at 5 am you will have already achieved more tasks compared to someone that wakes up at 9 am.
A lot of people in their TikTok’s take this as an opportunity to watch the sunrise so if you’re up to the challenge then throw on your activewear and head out and watch the sunrise.
The second tip is to simply look after yourself, that being mentally and physically. With work, university, and other commitments, we can sometimes forget to look after ourselves. Basic human needs such as eating nutritional foods, moving our bodies, keeping up with personal hygiene, skincare, and getting enough sleep can sometimes be neglected. This trend celebrates doing those mundane tasks. This moves us on to our third tip.
The third way to become that girl is to move your body on a daily basis. This doesn’t necessarily mean going to the gym for hours every day; It could be just getting into your workout clothes and heading outside to go for a walk, taking the stairs instead of the lift or it could be heading to your favourite gym class to get your sweat on.
What To Wear When You Move Your Body:
All of the girls who jumped on this trend put a little bit more effort into their outfits to make them feel more confident. Matching gym wear really stood out as a big theme with this trend but we suggest wearing whatever you feel most confident in. ‘That girl’ would be wearing a matching gym crop top and scrunch bum leggings with their favourite shoes.
The fourth step is to fuel your body with healthy and nutritional foods. We suggest seeing a trained professional to see what sort of meal plan your body needs and will thrive on.
The next step is to make sure that you are drinking enough water throughout the day. A great way to drink enough water is to purchase a reusable drink bottle. This way you will be able to take your water wherever you go and keep hydrated on the move.
Try adding lemon or fruit into your water for some extra flavour.
The last major trend is to fuel your mind. Your mental health is an extremely important part of your overall well-being. Setting goals for your future is a great way to stay motivated, you can also create a daily to-do list to keep you on track.
Another great way to keep your mind healthy is to get into journaling. This can help get your thoughts out and make sense of what you may be feeling.
Negative associations of being “that girl”:
This trend does have unrealistic expectations for women to be perfect all the time. This is unobtainable in the long run, high expectations can lead to feelings of failure and not being good enough. There are some triggering practices within this trend such as limiting food and only ever eating smaller portions, food is meant to be an enjoyable experience, and eating pizza and ice cream isn’t a bad thing. This trend has the potential of creating insecurity among girls; as it romanticises the idea of being perfect all the time, which isn’t real life!
The underlying idea behind being ‘that girl’ is to be the best version of yourself and if you are trying to be a better person mentally and physically then you are already ‘That Girl’.