There are some effective habits of women who love their bodies. Your body, that thing that makes up who you are physically and enables you to live your life…yeah, that! Did you know that the one you have right now is the only one that you are ever going to have? Unfortunately, not nearly enough people treat their bodies like the temples they are, but I don’t mean in a health and fitness kind of way. I mean to embrace what you have and make the most of your beloved body kind of way! Learning to love your body can be a challenge for some people, but achieving this state is just like any other task, it’s all about picking up and implementing the habits that will eventually lead to a positive change. Here are a few such effective habits of women who love their bodies.
1. Positive Speaking
One of the most effective habits of women who love their bodies is that they speak kindly about themselves. You will rarely see a body positive woman shaming themselves in the mirror or in front of people. We all have little bits here and there that we wish we could improve, but in order to change the inner critic within yourself, you need to start on the outside by committing to not complaining or moaning about your body. This will slowly build more of a resistance against negative thinking.
2. Honour Limits
You need to come to terms with the fact that, if you are only 5 feet tall, you are not likely to ever look like Naomi Campbell; straight up biology is a hard thing to try to mess with! Instead of hating your own body because it doesn’t look like somebody else’s unachievable one, try to honour your limits and find goals and inspiration within them. Hey, Kylie Minogue is only a tiny little thing, and she is incredible!
3. Respect Natural Rhythm
Be kind to your body, respect its natural rhythm and don’t push yourself too far because this will always end in a negative crash. Even things like your menstrual cycle can have a big impact on how you feel about your body for a few days a month, so just be prepared for the fact that your mind might lie to you for a week, every four weeks. The trick is to let your rhythm flow naturally, and not make any hasty decisions during these down times.
4. Embrace Pleasure and Joy
For some reason, women who don’t feel that their bodies are perfect tend to shy away from things that would otherwise bring them lots of joy and pleasure. Trips to the beach in a swimsuit, buying a slightly more revealing or flamboyant dress, even being more openly intimate in a physical sense with your partner. Try to push through your reservations and go ahead with these things. You will be amazed at how much of it was in your head.
5. Wise Food Choices
Unfortunately, this really is something that can’t be sidestepped. We all know that chocolates and burgers are delicious, but in the long term, you need to make a habit of picking more sensible foods to include in your regular diet. Your body will thank you for it, and in turn, you will start to feel much more positive.
6. See Yourself in Others
Rather than falling into the unhealthy comparison cycle, instead try to see parts of yourself in all other women. You might share the same hairstyle, be the same height, have similar jawlines. The more of yourself you see in others, the less negative you will be because you will see that they all look great.
7. Your Body is a Catalyst
You need to recognise that the state of your body and how you perceive it is a huge catalyst for most of the deeper emotions and aspirations that you hold in life. The better you think you look, the more positive your mood will be, which will then filter down into things like your job and your relationships. The more comfortable with your body you are, the more comfortable with overall life you will be.