A positive body image goes beyond liking your looks. It encompasses taking good care of yourself and leading a fulfilling life. In this new series, I’m sharing some of my favorite posts from my some of my favorite bloggers on just that. Hope you find these links inspiring, too!
Take the chance to truly embrace who you are. You deserve it. So much. (Mara’s piece absolutely blew me away. I wish I’d read it many years ago.)
Many people are iffy about using mantras. But they can be really helpful. From Alexandra Franzen, a sampling of realistic and vital words to say when you’re swimming in self-doubt. These are two of my favorites:
… when my finger hovers over the send / post / release to the universe button. I feel naked at that point, for all to see.”
“The world is richer & fuller when I share my stories. Publishing my truth is an act of service — even if it only affects one other person.”
… when people diminish my work by pretending it’s easy to be a dancer or a writer, that anyone could do it, or that I got lucky.”
“I’ve worked hard for my success — and I know what it took to get here. I can’t control anybody else’s reactions to my life & career. It would be exhausting to try. And frankly, I’ve got cooler things to do.”
How often do you say that your inner critic is just realistic? I used to say this all the time. Except that I wasn’t being realistic. I was being mean. To myself. Here’s a great way to distinguish between your inner critic and realistic voice.
5 lessons on creating a personal retreat practice. This is so key for self-care. I’m taking notes!
A creative idea for coping with worry. As a worry-wart, I’m taking notes on this one, too!
The winner of a free copy of Kimberly Riggin’s book, Love Your Naked Ass: 80 Gentle Ways to Transform Your Life, Restore Your Serenity & Rediscover Happiness, is: The 14th comment from Alex @ Raw Recovery. Congrats, Alex!
What body positive posts have you read this week? What’s your favorite way to boost your body image?