We all have it, in some way or another. Stress about our body image. Some of us admit it, some of us don’t.
There are some really hard conversations to have around this subject. Truth is your body changes day by day, month by month and year by year and sometimes that’s ok. It’s meant to change. Yes, it’s normal to put on a few extra pounds when the weather gets colder – it keeps you warm. If you’re an emotional eater, (which let’s face it most of us are) when you are under stress, feeling bad about yourself, feeling unsupported, lonely, then chances are you will put on more than a few extra pounds.
Being happy with your body is not easy. It takes internal work, it takes gratitude and it takes a lot of ignoring ‘social norms’ or people’s opinions. The fact of the matter is, you won’t look after your body until you love it.
Yo-Yo dieting is a phrase I’m sure you are familiar with. Why do we do this? We start off great, perhaps even lose a few pounds, feel great then something triggers our insecurity and we reach for the ice cream, crisps, soft drinks, chocolate, wine, whatever your weakness is and flagellate ourselves afterwards for giving in yet again. It’s a vicious cycle.
How on earth do we get out of this cycle though? How do we get to the point where we treasure our bodies enough to actually treat it like a temple instead of a trash can? My newest online course ‘Love The Skin You’re In‘ will give you a step by step guide on how to clear out your life and clean up your self-compassion, but since it’s not live yet I’ll give you some key points!
- Get rid of the people touting diet products off your social media. They will only send you into a shame spiral.
- Don’t spend time with toxic people who make you feel bad about yourself.
- Resist comparing yourself. You are unique and cannot be compared!
- If someone loves you, they will love you for your soul, not your body.
These are just some of the basic tips. They may seem obvious, but time and time again we fail ourselves by allowing this stuff to make us hate our bodies, then treat them badly, then hate them some more. When in reality we need to learn to love them first so that we can be kind and caring to them. After all, we only get the one!
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