6 Steps to Improve the Relationship With Your Body
Here’s one of my videos where I share a personal story I haven’t told in years. Believe it or not, I was too ashamed to admit this publicly!
Can you look at yourself in the mirror without cringing? Do you struggle accepting yourself – just the way you are?
Questions like that – and my own personal experience – made me realize it’s important to talk about how can body image issues be improved.
I don’t think there’s anyone who hasn’t struggled with their own image in the mirror.
But I learned the hard way the importance of loving yourself just the way you are. And I want to help you do the same.
Continue reading to discover 6 easy steps you can do daily to give your body the love it so much needs!
Let’s be real about something:
No matter how good-looking you are, there will always be something you dislike about yourself.
It’s not that you don’t have enough confidence. It’s just that social media and commercials and television corrupted the image in our heads of what real bodies look like.
Now, whenever you look in the mirror you see things:
Your legs are too thin or too fat.
Your breasts might be too small or too big.
Your nose is too crooked or too wide.
This list can go on and on – even if you look just fine.
It’s as if your body is too much – and yet still not enough to meet the beauty criteria imposed on our society.
Believe me when I say, I used to be the same.
I’d spend hours in front of the mirror wishing I had a better body.
Hours not appreciating the body I already have.
Hours feeling insecure about the way I looked & the way my body felt!
Since I don’t want you to EVER feel the way I felt, here are 6 steps you can do daily to improve the relationship you have with your body!
1) Become spiritual
Spirituality isn’t just some woo-woo stuff. It’s about accepting the things you can’t control or change & learning to focus on things that matter.
I was able to overcome most of my body image issues just by working more on my inner self and starting to taking care of my body more.
My self-confidence massively improved ever since I fixed whatever was troubling my mind. My own spiritual journey started by learning how to meditate, journaling & visualization.
2) Practice self-love
Start each day by looking at yourself in the mirror. Don’t be quick to judge yourself – just look and observe yourself.
Then, say out loud everything you like about yourself. It could be things like the color of your eyes or the way your hair falls on your shoulders. Repeat daily.
I promise you there will be more things you love about yourself than hate!
That way, you teach your mind to change its focus from the negative to the positive!
3) Smile more!
What if I told you that most people won’t notice the makeup you’re wearing? Or the bag on your shoulder or the brand of your shoes?
However, one thing they’ll notice for sure is YOUR SMILE!
Seriously, we don’t smile enough. I’ve observed and noticed that confident people smile more – and aren’t afraid to use their smile as their secret weapon!
Whenever you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror, give yourself a big smile. Or if you’re passing by someone on the street, give them a smile as well!
4) Touch your body more
Whenever we have body-related image issues, we behave as if we’re grossed out by our bodies! And I encourage you to change this by touching your body more!
Get a bit of body lotion and massage different parts of your body. Whenever you shower, scrub yourself nice. If you feel confident enough, book a massage.
Touch is a sensation we don’t use often enough daily. Actually, it’s one sure way to build and reinforce the relationship you have with yourself!
5) Exercise & eat well
I’m not telling you this because you’re not good enough already. Or because you need to lose or gain weight.
It’s just that whenever you do this, you get the sense that you’re taking care of your body. And you cannot NOT love something you’re taking care of daily, right?
Eat foods that are good for you and find an exercise you love. You’ll notice the change in the first month alone, I promise!
Ever since I’ve started doing yoga, my posture improved massively and that was one major confidence boost!
6) Don’t compare yourself!
Comparing yourself to others is only good if it motivates you to be a better person. Any other comparison gets a no-go from me!
It’s just that whenever you look at someone else, you only see the good stuff. I’m willing to bet that there are days even when Angelina Jolie hates her reflection in the mirror.
Remember – you always have an advantage over others just by being yourself. There’s no one like you on the planet anyway!
Last but not least:
I’ve seen hundreds of people that I consider to be beautiful.
But you know what they all have in common?
It wasn’t the big breasts. Nor the Gucci bag. It wasn’t that they all had a long, wavy hair and red lipstick.
It was always something about the vibes they were giving off.
Because real beauty comes from within.
Your body is the only one you have – show it some love.
What do you do to overcome your body image issues? Have you ever not done something because of the way your body looks and feels? Share with me in the comments and let me know – I’d love to hear back from you!