10 Ways To Improve Your Body Image
Some this might sound cliche but, in all truth, it is good, sound advice when it comes to loving your body and yourself. Here are 10 ways to improve your body image. And I am completely aware that this list has very little about things you can do so much as ways you can shift your perspective.
Appreciate What You Have
You know that expression: “the grass is always greener?” Well, it applies here, too. Let’s just say that i have ample curves and, anytime i make a comment (or complaint) about my big booty, there are at least two of my girlfriends who respond with, “I wish I had a butt like yours!” And, despite the waif-like female figures you tend to see in advertising, lots of men actually like a girl to have some meat on her bones.
Don’t Discuss Weight
Yours or anyone else’s. Among politics and religion, weight should be on that list of things you just don’t discuss at the dinner table (or really anywhere). Unless you are consulting your doctor, weight trainer, or nutritionist, weight is a non-topic of discussion. I know that I have made the mistake of mentioning my weight in conversation and therefore I was giving unspoken permission for others to discuss it, as well. Talk about a quick way to catch a resentment.
Avoid the Negative Hype
You know how you come across a touching and/or empowering article or post and by the end of it, you’re feeling all warm and fuzzy? But, then, you make the ultimate mistake…you read the comments. Noooooo don’tttttt…that empowered and loving feeling you had just been experiencing quickly turns to silent rage as you read ignorant and hateful comment after comment. You know better. Well, same goes for posts/comments/whatever that are about the ideal woman. Avoid at all costs. You’re perfect the way you are.
“Perfection” is a Myth
So, guess what? There’s no such thing as perfect. BUT, you are perfectly you. Remember that.
Adjust Your Attitude
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Own It and Love It
Choose to love every inch and curve of your body. Self-confidence is the best look for you. Believe me. Others will be attracted to you, for friendship and intimate relationships when you are confident and carry yourself with self-respect.
Embrace the You-ness of You
Be grateful for who you are and what you have. And for Pete’s sake, don’t compare yourself to others. Because, with that mentality, you’ll never measure up.
Stop Worrying About What Others Think
Chances are, people aren’t thinking about or talking about you…despite how interesting you are. Here’s a reminder: you’re not the center of the Universe. That doesn’t mean that you are insignificant but, in the scheme of things, and ‘things’ being the issues that other people are dealing with – daily stuff and big stuff – you don’t rank at #1 of their concerns. So keep on with your bad self.
Do daily affirmations: tell yourself each day and throughout the day loving and kind things. Also, write brief but kind post-it notes and put them up on your bathroom mirror. Remember: be careful what you say about yourself because you are always listening.
Realize that It’s Impossible to Be Anyone But You
Did you know that the probability of the right sperm meeting right egg is 1 in 400 quadrillion, that the probability of every one of your ancestors reproducing successfully is impossible to write out here for the sake of space (the number would fill up 11 volumes of an Encyclopedia Britannica) and that the probability of your existing at all is about one in 400 Trillion…So what’s the probability of your existing? Put it this way: it’s like 2 million people getting together – about the population of San Diego – each to play a game of dice with trillion-sided dice. They each roll the dice, and they all come up the exact same number. That’s how unique you are so….
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