Here are some things to help you appreciate all that is YOU:
• Reframe your thinking. Focus on health and fitness, rather than aesthetics.
• Be kind to yourself. Choose self-care. Set time aside every day for yourself. Listen to music or simply enjoy the sunset.
• See the whole person. Choose not to focus on specific body parts.
• Stop talking about your negative points. Knock it off. You’re hurting the one you love, you.
• Keep a gratitude journal. Try it. Keep a top-ten list of things you like about yourself – things that aren’t related to how much you weigh or what you look like.
• Make a list of people you admire. People that make a difference. Are they all supermodels? Likely your list will be Likely your list will be chock-full of smart, creative, funny and confident people. And hey, aren’t you a couple of those things yourself?
• Ooze confidence, even if you don’t feel it. Studies show that smiling and projecting a positive vibe (even if you fake it) can affect your brain chemistry over time, and may even boost your mood in the moment.
• Cut out triggering media. Instagram accounts of impossibly pretty girls you’re constantly comparing yourself to? Unfollow. Same goes for Tumblr blogs or anything that creates body negativity.
• Dress for success. A fit, healthy body is the best fashion statement. Forget about the latest trends. Stick to your personal style to boost your confidence.
· Surround yourself with positive people. It’s easier to feel good about yourself when you’re surrounded by supportive people.
Info courtesy of FedHealth