Your body weight. Size of your gown. Your Body Mass Index (BMI). Your calorie consumption. The circumference of your waist. When did these figures begin to have such a significant impact? It’s remarkable how we let these things dictate how we feel on a daily basis. What if, instead of focusing on figures, you choose to focus on how you feel right now?
Getting rid of the scales is one of the best things you can do. Yes, you read that correctly; simply eliminate them! Only your doctor or practitioner needs to know your weight if you are pregnant, have health problems, or are on a specific treatment or training programme. Otherwise, you don’t need to know it at all. They’ll be using their own scales. So go ahead and toss the scales in the trash. If you don’t want to get rid of them, hide them in the closet to minimise your reliance on them.Sizes differ from store to store when it comes to clothing. Clothing sizes are best used as a recommendation. It’s far preferable to dress in something that fits you well and makes you feel good than to try to squeeze into clothes that are too small for you or in which you hide your body under a bin liner.
Concentrate on the positive aspects of your personality
How many times have you criticised your body in front of the mirror? I’m sure it’s in the thousands. Because we don’t like what we see in the mirror, many of us have stopped looking in it. Our bodies, on the other hand, are magnificent creations of nature. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and each one is miraculous. If you think about the odds of any of us being born, you’ll be amazed. It’s amazing that any of us have made it this far. So, instead of focusing on your wobbly bits that you don’t like or are embarrassed about the next time you look in the mirror, concentrate on what you do like. Look at one portion of your body that you enjoy and send it love; concentrate solely on how much you enjoy that part. When you gaze in the mirror, do this every time. Then add a new portion of your body to your ‘love’ list each week.
Learn about your body shape
Clothes and how we dress have a significant impact on how we feel about ourselves. Learning about your body form and how to dress to make the most of it, from the proper under garments to choosing clothes that highlight your greatest features, may have a significant impact on your self-esteem and physical perception. The way we dress and portray ourselves is one of the first ways we give the world information about ourselves.
If you’re unsure about what suits you or what flatters your figure, do some research on Google or Pinterest, or utilise one of the many free online styling services. Appreciating your body and learning how to carry it will be really beneficial. It will also provide you with new ideas and motivate you to attempt new things and approach your share in a different way.
Our bodies are incredible creations. At a molecular level, we are continually recreating ourselves; our hearts beat without our knowledge, and our immune systems battle diseases and threats without our knowledge. When you think about it, it’s amazing. When you consider how amazing your body is, the experiences it has provided you with, and the manner it has allowed you to live your life, it’s easy to see why. It quickly becomes clear that assessing it solely on the basis of the fact that it does not fit the supermodel mould is unfair.
Change your perception of yourself
Changing a negative body image takes time and work since it develops over the course of your life. The following are some ideas for enhancing your self-esteem:
-Consider your life events and try to piece together the evolution of your body image.
-Talk with other women who have similar worries about your feelings and experiences.
-Negative body talk, both regarding your own and other people’s bodies, is best avoided.-Rather than focusing on appearance-related attributes, celebrate the excellent qualities, skills, and interests you possess as a person.
-Take a break from women’s magazines and other forms of media (including social media). Filter your social media feed to prevent engaging with posts that are solely about appearance.
-Try a physical activity just for the sake of having fun or for enjoyment, not to lose weight.
-Stop putting yourself on a scale.
-Rather of focusing on weight loss, shift your food and physical activity goals to bettering your health.
-Read up on body image concerns to become more informed.
-Seek assistance in enhancing your body image.
There are a lot of bullies in the world, and you don’t want to be one of them. As a result, it’s critical to be kind to oneself. Respect, self-love, and kindness must be shown to yourself. Self-love, positive self-talk, and body love are all good things to do.
“You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens”— Louise Hay