How can I start to like my body?November 6, 2010
By Ashley McIntosh
I work with clients of all shapes and sizes – from extremely thin to overweight, and everything in between. And the interesting this is, when they start working with me they all have the belief: “When I am thin, then I’ll be happy.” It is so disappointing to an individual, when they actually get thin and realize they are still not happy. Take this as a lesson.
A first step to begin liking your body involves a change in perception from a negative focus on your body toward a positive focus on what truly makes you happy – on what makes your heart sing.
For example, let’s say you have a morning ritual of watching beautiful celebrities on tv while you get ready and then scrutinizing your body in the mirror for 5 minutes before you shower. What if you were to play inspiring music instead – and then get right into a warm shower, pamper yourself with beautiful smelling soaps, and sing?
Take a good look at your body image habits. Ask yourself if they have a positive or negative effect on your body image? Do everything you can to get rid of the habits that have a negative effect. Then replace them with the habits that make you feel good.