WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOURSELF?
I have two questions for you.
Question 1: Does the shape, weight and size of your friends change how you feel about them?
You have probably answered, ‘No, of course not.’
Question 2: Does your own shape, weight and size stop you from feeling, positive, loving and kind to yourself?
You may have answered, ‘Yes.’
Most woman are critical of their own body and focus on their perceived faults. The reality is that there is no such thing as a perfect body. The female image we see in media images have been altered through medical treatments or digitally enhanced. I am going to repeat myself – there is no such thing as the perfect body. We are all unique and comparing ourselves to others is a pointless exercise that undermines our potential and well being.
Who you are today is what is real. It is time to start accepting, valuing and respecting your NOW BODY- lumps and bumps, cellulilte, weight and wrinkles do not determine the person you are. Just ask your friends. Start to see yourself the way others see you. The reality is that what you see as body faults and flaws others do not even notice.
It is time to shift your focus and make a difference by gifting yourself kindness and positive thoughts about yourself and your body. Positive thoughts and beliefs can make us stronger, more confident and happier. This is what you would want for a loved one or friend, why not for yourself. Start to see your own self worth.
Making any sort of change can be difficult but it is not impossible. How we think, feel and talk to ourselves influences our inner confidence, self image, relationships, reactions, actions, happiness and dreams.
We all have an inner critic that loves to sow doubt. Take time throughout your busy day to notice what your inner critic voice is saying. When you become aware of how this voice inside your head sets out to be critical make an attempt to shut it down. I have an imaginary STOP sign that pops up when I hear my inner critic and that has helped me silence that voice that I have allowed to sabotage my thoughts about myself.
BE A FRIEND TO YOURSELF
You’ll never find something to wear that makes you feel
beautiful, smart, or loved if you don’t believe that you already are.