How many times have you looked in the mirror and said something negative about yourself?
“Why is my hair always such a mess?!”
“My thighs are huge!”
“I wish I looked like her…”
“Ugh, I feel fat today!”
You know exactly what I’m taking about. You can wake up in a great mood, but with one look in the mirror, that good mood quickly comes crashing down and your mind is filled with negative thoughts about yourself and your body.
Negative body talk is a huge problem. It’s hard not to compare yourself to the celebrities and models you see in magazines and on TV and feel pressure to be “perfect” – as if such a thing even exists!
To break-free from this negative body-talk, you must make the commitment to recognize it and then decide to change it.
Break free from negative body-talk >> follow these steps:
» be conscious of when it is happening
» call yourself out >> check yourself before you wreck yourself
» replace the negative thought with a positive one
“Why is my hair always such a mess?!” >replace with> I am unique. I am beautiful. I love myself just as I am.
“My thighs are huge!” >replace with> I am so thankful for my legs, which give me the ability to move and enjoy life.
“I wish I looked like her…” >replace with> I am exactly who I’m meant to be. I accept and love myself.
“Ugh, I feel fat today!” >replace with> My body is a temple. I love and honor myself.
I recently came across a video showing how Ikea is tackling insecurity and poor body image with a “Motivational Mirror.” Take a look for yourself…
I think this is such a great idea! While you may not have this motivational mirror in your home, every morning, as soon as you wake up, I want you look in the mirror and say at least one thing you love about yourself. Start your morning on a positive note and make this expression of self-love a daily habit.
In the comments below, I want to hear 3 things that you love about yourself!
Be well, beautiful! Xo