It’s one of those days. Nothing fits rights, looks right, feels right…We’ve all been there. It’s easy to get swept up in negative thoughts about our bodies, but changing our perspective can have an impact on our entire day. Here are four inspiring tips for a positive body image to remember when feeling down. We may just print up these quotes and plaster them around the house, office or car for reminders of how truly beautiful we are, no matter our size.
Weight Is Only A Number
“Do not use your weight to measure your self-worth. What does weight have to do with self-worth? Your self-worth is the sum of everything that makes you special and unique – not just your thigh and waist measurements! Add up your assets, talents, how you treat others, how you treat yourself, the contributions you make to your family, friends and community. Now you have self-worth.”
“Just for today, pretend that you’re the exact size and shape you want to be. Imagine how you’d act if you were that woman — would you smile more? Say hello to strangers? Speak up with a great idea at work? Start acting the way you think you’d act; then, notice how different you feel and how others respond to you.”
“Take a bubblebath, get a therapeutic massage, or take a nap. You can even treat yourself to your favorite scent of body wash or lotion. Allow yourself to enjoy the tactile sensations of warm water, firm massage, cool sheets, etc. When your body feels good physically, it is easier to love and enjoy it.”
“Spend your time reading things that are inspiring and uplifting, instead of those that make you feel guilty and ashamed. Check out the many fantastic body image blogs that celebrate all shapes and sizes. Visual reminders are great for boosting body image. Try creating an inspiration board that inspires you to build a positive body image. Gather up inspiring quotes, favorite photos, accolades, and anything else that makes you happy.”
We would love to hear what you do when you’re feeling bad about your body image. What do you do to change your mood and focus? Let us know in the comments below.
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