-Shape Magazine AUG 2015
To make matters even worse, there’s absolutely no evidence to prove that these negative thoughts actually motivate us to make our bodies healthier with better nutrition or exercise. So what should we be doing instead of criticizing ourselves in mirrors on a daily basis?
Start with complimenting yourself EVERY SINGLE DAY. Just as negative thoughts are bad for us, positive thoughts are actually very good for our health. We all have something beautiful about us, remind yourself of those unique parts of you that are gorgeous. Next, commit to daily physical activity to boost self-esteem and improve your mood. Remember, it’s not about changing your body but instead changing your mind. Movement makes us happy and less likely to want to body shame ourselves. Finally, compliment other women. Seeing the beauty in others helps us see what’s awesome about ourselves. Besides, it just feels great to give someone a compliment. It’s a win-win scenario every time.
And now we offer you a challenge- can you go 30 days without body shaming yourself?? We’re going to try and we’d love to hear how you do. Post your challenge results in the comments section below- thanks for sharing!