3 Steps to Move Towards Body Acceptance
After suffering from my own eating disorder as a child, I focused my social work efforts on those needing help in this same area. I truly understand what you're going through, because I've been there. Here are three simple steps you can take that will move you towards body acceptance.
1. Look at What You CAN Do
It's easy to focus on the negatives, and, in fact, our brains are wired to do so! Instead, I want you to try looking at all the amazing things your body is capable of. You might think your thighs are too big, but consider how their power helps you to walk, run, and climb stairs.
2. Make a List of Positives
Think about the things you like about yourself. And, this shouldn't be about your body. Consider adding things to your list like how you get good grades, how you help your parents or siblings, or that you're a safe driver. Again, focus on the positive things in life, and you'll start to see greater self love.
3. Cut Out Harmful People
Standing in front of a mirror with your friends and bashing your body isn't going to help you. If you must, cut those friends out of your life. Instead, spend more time with the people that love and support you just the way you are. It's easier to be positive about yourself when you're surrounded by other positive people.
Body Empowerment is Life Changing!
Accepting your body is difficult, but it's the first step on the path towards body empowerment! If you would like to learn more about how this can be possible for you, please contact me today.