Every Monday features a tip, activity, inspiring quote or some other tidbit that helps boost your body image, whether directly or indirectly — and hopefully kick-starts the week on a positive note!
Got a tip for improving body image? Email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot com, and I’ll be happy to feature it. I’d love to hear from you!
In late June I went to the Creative Joy Retreat, which was led by Jennifer Louden, Marianne Elliott and Tracey Clark. There, I practiced yoga, danced, took pictures and wrote my heart out.
It was an eye-opening experience in many ways. If I had to sum it up, I’d say that I gained a greater appreciation for myself, and for my body.
One of the things we talked about was how we can keep creative joy alive in our daily lives. Each of us made a list of the simplest things we can do every day. The important word, of course, being “simplest.”
A positive body image can often seem as abstract as creativity or joy or both. And when something seems abstract, we don’t know how to fit it into our lives. And we throw up our hands and return to our routines.
That’s why I love applying simplicity to body image. When you can name it, you can do it.
So spend some time today brainstorming the simplest ways you can build a more positive body image every day. Jot your ideas down on paper.
For instance, here’s what my list might look like:
Here’s what your list might look like:
What’s the simplest way you’ll build a more positive body image?
P.S., This week I’m super excited to share my interview with Anna Guest-Jelley from Curvy Yoga! She’s written a gorgeous and valuable e-book on practicing yoga and honoring your body. We’ll be giving away two copies, too! She also debuted her redesigned website.
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Last reviewed: 9 Jul 2012