A New Year Doesn’t Mean You Need To Hate Yourself
I have a friend who for the last 2 years decides that she is going to lose weight. It always happens around New Years but they are supposedly not resolutions, but they don’t last very long. She is a beautiful woman in her late 30’s and she is the inspiration behind today’s post. She has decided to once again embark on the journey to be healthier, which is great! What is not so great is that suddenly all she can do is insult her own body!
I really don’t think she notices it but it is like clock work! She decides to make changes and instantly starts calling herself fat or saying she has rolls. Again, she is a very beautiful woman but it seems like the decision to make a change hits a switch that turns everything into a flaw. That is horrible and I must admit that when I first embarked on this journey a year ago I did that too! The thing is, that needs to stop!
Just because your shape is different from another person doesn’t mean you aren’t as good. If you decide to start being healthier don’t put yourself down! You made the decision to become healthier and that should be praised! Do not allow yourself to look in the mirror and point out what you think are flaws. What you should do is talk about your achievements. Look in the mirror and smile because you are amazing and there is no one in the world like you. That does not change depending on the number of the scale. That doesn’t change depending on your pant size or shirt size.
Don’t fall into the pattern of only focusing on how far you have to go. Instead, focus on how far you have come. Even the decision to get out of bed and smile even if you are in a bad mood is a major achievement! You need to stop making yourself feel bad about how you look, and start realizing that you are special. That there are things about you that make you a rockstar! If you want a goal for the New Year, let it be that you are going to love yourself more.
Compliment yourself! Remind yourself that you are special, amazing, beautiful or handsome, and if other people can’t see that is really their loss not yours! And if you still can’t find that motivation then send me a message or come here because I am your biggest fan. I challenge you to give yourself 1 compliment when you start putting yourself down. Trust me, you will start feeling a lot happier when you start cutting yourself some slack and loving yourself more.
Just remember that you are amazing…end of story.
Posted on January 9, 2015, in Self <3, Self Esteem and tagged be who you are, be you, be yourself, body image, love yourself, mental health, no more body shaming, positive body image, self esteem, self love, self respect, start a revolution, stop body shaming. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.