6 Ways to Boost Your Self Image

3 Small Tweaks That Can Improve Your Eating Habits
June 5, 2024
3 Small Tweaks That Can Improve Your Eating Habits
June 5, 2024

6 Ways to Boost Your Self Image

Everywhere we look, the media bombards us with images of seemingly perfect, yet often unrealistic, bodies. Even when we’re not consciously comparing ourselves to these ideals, the pressure can linger in our minds. It’s no wonder so many of us feel dissatisfied with our appearance! Competing with digitally altered images is impossible.

Beyond personal damage, a negative self-image can also harm your health. We’re less likely to care for something we don’t value, and yes, that includes our own bodies.

If you find that a negative self-image is sabotaging your weight loss plan, it’s time to address the root of the problem. You can develop a more positive self-image with these six tips.

Prioritize Health Over Appearance
Yes, looking good can boost confidence, but if you’re following a weight loss plan, make it about improving your health. Shift your focus to how you feel and function rather than just how you look.

Set Realistic Expectations
Supermodel Cindy Crawford once noted that she didn’t even look like the images of her on magazine covers. No one matches up to the digitally enhanced images on screens—not even the models themselves! Focus on being the best version of yourself rather than chasing unattainable ideals.

Valuine Your Body for Its Abilities
Have you become stronger through your strength training? Developed endurance from daily walks? Enjoy the relaxation of yoga or the fun of playing with your kids? These achievements are valuable and deserve recognition.

Celebrate Non-Physical Accomplishments
Your worth isn’t solely tied to your appearance. Reflect on other life achievements that bring you pride and satisfaction.

Challenge Your Perceptions
Examine the stories you’ve developed about different body shapes. Sometimes we believe life would be better with a different body, but is that really true? Happiness comes in all shapes and sizes.

Practice Discernment
Choose activities that uplift you and avoid those that bring you down. Unfollow social media accounts that promote negativity, seek out positive friendships, and engage in activities that support your goals.

Remember, we’re here to help you navigate any roadblocks in your weight loss plan. Give us a call, and we’ll provide the support you need on your journey to better health—regardless of your size.