3 Steps to a Body Positive Relationship
Last week I posted on social media about my own struggles with how I relate to my body and I clearly hit upon something as so many people reached out and told me they feel the same.
So, this month, I'm going to do a month of self love, body positivity and generally being kinder to myself and I'd love you all to join me.
1. Each morning, look in the mirror and say "I am beautiful and everybody loves me"
At first, this is likely to feel very uncomfortable and untrue but it will get easier as the days pass.
This might even be really difficult to do, to say and bring up a lot of different emotions for you but if that's the case, all the more reason to keep going with this, it will get easier, I promise.
2. When you find yourself having negative thoughts about your body. Catch yourself and replace them with a positive thought about yourself. You have to consciously do this.
We often don't even know we're having these thoughts, it just happens. When we catch a glimpse of ourselves in a reflection, when we see someone wearing something we'd like to, when we think about our next meal but catch yourself. Stop and put your hand on your heart, take 3 deep breaths and say something kind to yourself. Think of something you love about the part of the body you're having negative thoughts around.
For example, if you find yourself thinking you look bloated and you wish you had a flat stomach, you could replace that with "I love my stomach. I'm so grateful that it digests all the food I need and helps make sure I get all the nutrients I need. I'm so lucky that it helps to keep me healthy. Thanks stomach :)
3. At night in bed, list 3 things you're grateful for in your body. Tell yourself and you love yourself and you don't judge yourself and everything is ok.
Please keep me updated, let me know how you're getting on and whether you need any help and support as you go.