Every Monday features a tip, exercise, inspiring quote or other tidbit to help boost your body image. For many of us, Mondays are tough. We may feel anxious and stressed out, anticipating an arduous week, especially if we didn’t get much rest and relaxation during the weekend. These kinds of feelings don’t create the best environment for improving one’s body image. In fact, you might be harder on yourself and easily frustrated. You might even feel like you’re walking on egg shells – with yourself! With these posts, I hope you’ll have a healthier and happier body image day, that’ll last throughout the week.

Got a tip for improving body image? Email me at mtartakovsky@gmail.com, and I’ll be happy to feature it. It can be anything you do that’s healthy and helps boost your body image. I’d love to hear from you!

A few weeks ago, I linked to some fantastic body image boosting pieces of writing. Today, I’d like to share more inspiring writing with you. Some of these directly address ways to improve your body image, while others are about being positive or about listening or about the beauty of imperfection. Either way, I hope you find these links helpful in some way. How you view your body, yourself as a whole and the world around you are all important and intertwined. It’s all a cycle that makes up your beautiful life.

So give these a look, and consider printing out a few of your favorites and putting them into a folder with other body-positive pieces. Or copy a few lines onto a piece of paper and tack that on your inspiration board.

Happy reading!

Redefining Courage” from ED Bites

This I Believe: A World of Vibrant Colors” and “Mindful Monday: The Art of Listening” from Beyond Blue

Count Your Blessings” from Elizabeth Patch’s More to Love Sketchbook

Things I Like About Being Me” from Finding Melissa

Photo of the Week: A Soft Place to Land” from The Fat Girl’s Guide to Living

Monday Notes – Aug. 24, 2009” from Operation Beautiful (the song is so empowering!)

Finish the Race” from Venus Vision

Don’t Forget to Feel Your Feelings” and “What Are You Hiding” from Body Love Wellness

What Makes Me Feel Beautiful” from Real Simple (I highlighted this article is last week’s post, but just in case you didn’t get a chance to read it, it’s powerful.)

Wear What Suits You” and “Wishes for Women” from Already Pretty

The Joy of Imperfection” from Look Far

10 Ways to Love Yourself Now” from Positively Present

Everyone is Beautiful – On Beauty and Self-Image” from the Illusionists

10 Ways to Bring Meaning into Your Life” from Mindfulness & Psychotherapy

You Are Already Whole” from The Change Blog

More About Kindness” from Geneen Roth

Dream Big Dreams” from A Beautiful You

Update: I just read this morning’s post on Operation Beautiful, and it’s especially uplifting and empowering. Please check it out here. So make that 21 inspiring ways to boost your body image! :)

What do you think of these posts? What have you read recently that inspired you?