If you have something you don’t value, you probably won’t take care of it as you would if it was something you loved. That is true whether it’s a vehicle or your body. People who hate their bodies because they’re overweight, don’t have the figure they want, or can’t perform all the tasks of someone fit, often say they despise their bodies. That’s counterproductive and even dangerous since it makes them less likely to have good self-care. To get the results you want, fall in love with your body just as it is and find ways to make it better.
Some things can’t be changed.
If you think you’re too short, tall, delicate, or big boned, there’s little you can do except rethink your position. You’re uniquely you, and that’s a good thing. You can’t change your bone structure, but you can make it look its best and, in the process, make yourself healthier. The body is a miracle given to you to use and deserves to be treated with respect. Accept those things you can’t change as being what makes you uniquely you.
You can’t change some things.
If you had dirt on your favorite piece of clothing, would you do nothing but say derogatory remarks? Of course not, you’d take it to the cleaners or try to remove the stain yourself. In most cases, you can wash it out or the cleaners, the professionals, can return that clothing good as new. The same is true of your body. If you don’t like your weight, don’t denigrate your body with judgmental remarks. Do something to make it better and eliminate the problem.
Treat your own body as you would a loved one.
If you love someone, you want them to be healthy, happy, and at their best. Treat your body the same way. Feed it healthy foods that boost the immune system and improve overall health. Get adequate sleep and plenty of exercise. Hydrate frequently and avoid habits that negatively affect your body, such as smoking, drugs, or alcohol. Once you realize you deserve good treatment, it can change your outlook on life and you’ll demand it from others, too.
- It’s a romantic notion that someone will come to your rescue, but the truth is, only you will ultimately make the difference in how well your body’s treated. It’s never too late to start.
- When you start taking care of your body, particularly by exercising and eating healthily, you’ll notice a big change in your attitude. If you were anxious or depressed, an improved diet and regular exercise can help relieve those conditions.
- Surround yourself with people you care about that also care about you. Avoid people that belittle you or constantly criticize you. Their negative attitude is contagious.
- If you don’t love your body and yourself, then who will? When you interact with people, your attitude and mannerisms often tell them your value and how to treat you. If you can’t love yourself, who can love you?
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