If you’re anything like I used to be, you’re probably thrilled that the polar vortex is requiring you to wear tons of layers. You may feel covered up and less insecure in your bulky winter gear.
But it’s not like your body image issues go away in the winter.
You’re probably still finding yourself:
- Struggling to get dressed in the morning
- Worrying about your weight and what if anything you can do to change it
- Thinking of ways to cover up your body and camouflage “problem areas”
- Wondering if the new folks you meet will judge you for your body
- Asking yourself when your mother/friend/doctor will stop nagging you about your weight
Being the smart person that you are, you can often identify these questions as internalized messages about what your body “should” look like in order to be socially acceptable and worthy.
And while you can often intellectually acknowledge that these messages are wrong, you may still feel ashamed about your own body.
Wouldn’t it be really wonderful to break these negative patterns and really love your body? What else might you do, be, or have? How would you feel at a party, at work, on a date? How would you feel getting dressed in the morning?
What else could you do with all that time and energy that you normally lose to worrying about your body and feeling ashamed of it?
Whether you’ve been practicing body positivity for a while or just want to dip your toe in and see what it’s all about, I think you should check out my new, super-affordable e-course, 30 Days Of Body Love! I’ve specifically designed an e-course to give you the body positive, loving support you deserve. All of the content is designed to align with Health At Every Size® (HAES®) and fat positivity.
We get started next week, so don’t delay!