Three Steps to a Better Body Image
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 18:07
Look & Feel Your BestA positive body image is an important element of a satisfying and rewarding life. Your body image impacts your self-esteem. It affects how you relate to other people and the risks that you take.
If you feel bad about how you look, it's time to take some steps to improve your body image. You are a beautiful person and it's time you believed that.
1. Take One Small Step to Take Care of Your Body:
This isn't about losing weight or starting an exercise program. This is about beginning to take steps to appreciate your body. Find one small thing that you can do to make yourself feel good in your own skin and proud of your body. Maybe you begin drinking water instead of soda. Maybe you take five minutes each morning to stretch.
Or perhaps you go to the doctor for a physical or you get a massage. Whatever you choose, make it something that is easy for you to do and makes you feel connected to your body. When you start taking better care of your body, you begin to learn to appreciate it. One small step can lead to a larger lifestyle change and a positive body image.
2. Surround Yourself with Positive Support:
Body image messages come from the people in your life and the media that you consume. If your friends and family are critical of you, of themselves, and of others then it can rub off on you. You may compare yourself to others more often than is healthy. You might take what's said personally. And if you watch television and read magazines, then you're inundated with unrealistic body images. Consider choosing media and people that support a positive body image. Find role models and start taking steps to focus on the positive rather than the negative
3. Choose Clothing That Flatters You:
You undoubtedly have features that are attractive. If the clothing you choose doesn't fit well or doesn't enhance your best assets, you may feel negative about your body. Find clothing that that is flattering and makes you feel attractive and proud. For example, if you have a lovely neckline then wear V-neck shirts and blouses. Draw attention to your best physical assets. If you have stunning blue eyes then wear clothing that brings out the color in your eyes. Shopping to find clothing that is flattering can be exhausting but it's worth the effort. Make the clothing you buy work for you.
These are just a few of the tips you can embrace to begin developing a better body image. Each step you take to feel better and more realistic about how you look is an important one. Choose one of these tips and get started today.
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