What’s Your Main Focus – Features or Flaws?
Do you LOVE Yourself? Do you LOVE your body?
Are you doing healthy things on a regular basis to treat you with love, affection, and kindness?
I am well aware that I’ve got my own challenges with body image, and have spent my entire life struggling to overcome them. (Some days I’m completely happy with me, and other days I feel like I’ll never have the body of my dreams… which causes me to feel bad that I’m not a lean, wispy, 5’6″ and 110 pounds. But instead a mere 5’4″, compact & muscular, and a fluctuating 150-155–Funny, 20 years ago when I was only 118-125, I had the same poor attitude and thought I was fat!) And unfortunately, I know that I’m not alone. With the hype and peer pressure from the media, and magazines–too many of us always point a negative, critical eye to our own body and we end up focusing on our flaws instead of our features!
So let’s take a moment to celebrate how much we LOVE our features!
I love sharing this exercise, and hope that you’ll drop me a line and tell me about your experience.
Here’s What To Do:
- Find a photo of yourself that you LOVE!
- Blow it up to an 8×10 glossy and print a copy.
- Get out a sharpie or your favorite magic marker.
- Around your body, write as many positive words as you can think of that express who you are and the things you love about yourself.
- Strive to fill the page with words. (if it doesn’t happen when you first sit down to write–don’t worry… keep your pen handy and as things pop into your head, you can continue to add them.)
- Frame your photo & put it somewhere where you will see and reflect on it daily!
There is great power in positive words. The messages that we send and surround ourselves with (our mental self-chatter) really does affect our attitude and our health. Negative chatter = negative attitude, and positive chatter = positive attitude!
Tell yourself daily how much you love YOU, and use this exercise to keep all the great things you love about yourself front and center so you’ll confidently be sending yourself daily doses of positive energy to stay focused on your great features instead of your flaws!
Self-love is a key to wellness success!
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