Doesn’t it strike you as odd that we tend to…
1. Give more credibility to our perceived ‘negatives’ than we do our positives?
2. Focus on the one negative vs. a hundred possible positives?
3. Allow ourselves to define our self worth by our flaws and not our beauty?
4. Put more pressure on ourselves to fix ‘weaknesses’ instead of building on strengths?
5. Be quick to believe negative feedback and thoughts, but are skeptical of positive feedback and compliments?
If you look for the negative, you’ll find it. It’s easy. But positives sometimes take a little more work. You have to open up a little to see them. They’re there and deserve just as much credibility and time as the negative. In fact, some of your perceived ‘negatives’ may be positives in disguise.
If you’re finding it hard to LOVE your body because of the flaws you perceive, start by focusing just a little more energy on what you love about your body. Match every negative thought with a positive one. Take compliments and let them sink in: if someone says you’re pretty, that’s their opinion and it MATTERS. Honor it: don’t belittle their viewpoint by shutting it down. Accept it; it’s feedback.
Focus and celebrate more positives to start feeling better about yourself and your body!