Love Your BodyFeb 05, 2020
Written by Julia Jonson
I envision meeting a woman who is 100% comfortable in her own skin, wouldn’t dream of saying disparaging things about her body or visage, and would happily accept compliments. Yet, I’ve met many self-confident sisters, who in asking even the most poised, self-assured woman if she’d change her appearance — she’s likely to say “yup”.
It’s a well-known fact that the diet and beauty industries thrive by undermining our appearance. Titles like Tips to Lose Those Last 10 Pounds, Hot Hints for Gym Proof Hair, Banish the Bloat: 5 Steps to Slim Your Menopausal Middle, Turn Back the Clock on Wrinkles… can catapult us into chronic body frustration. We are bombarded with messages telling us we are not pretty enough, young enough, or thin enough.
What if you could bring your mind to higher ground by changing your thoughts? While “self-love” may sound like an insufferable buzz phrase, there’s something really wonderful about having a high regard for your own happiness while not settling for anything less than what you deserve. Maybe it’s high time to smack down your internal critic who constantly judges you, and turn up the volume on your inner voice that sounds more like a caring friend.