The way you think about what you do with your body counts.
If you want to move your body by walking, for example, you will increase your chances of enjoying exercise more and it will be easier for you to create a new habit if you think of walk as something you do to feel good, improve your health, and take care of yourself. Continue reading “Rethinking goals for your body”
We call “protective filtering” to the mechanisms you can put into practice to avoid negative influences on your body image. Its all about developing a positive body image, and part of your job while creating one is managing the consumption of social media that can limit your body satisfaction. Continue reading “Engage in protective filtering”
Do you ever look in the mirror and feel grateful instead of critical? But what would happen if instead, you started focusing on the parts of yourself that you enjoy? Research suggests that expressing appreciation for our bodies improves our body image. Continue reading “Practice gratitude with your body”
We all grew up hearing about the importance of not judging a book by its cover. But we also grew up in a world where people’s looks have great importance. If we completely ignore our appearance, without ever thinking about what we wear, we are likely to be seen as eccentric or strange. However, we have a choice in terms of how much energy to spend on our appearance. We should try to live according to our values. Continue reading “Reflecting on our values”