Be proud of your body confidence progress
How did it get to be nearly the end of the year? Yikes!
As the year draws to a close, I like to reflect back on my growth over the year.
And I want to encourage you to reflect on your body confidence progress this year and be proud of it!
Even if you think, “Well, Judi, I’ve made ZERO progress!”, I’m here to tell you that you have.
In this post, I’m showing you ALL the ways you’ve progressed that you’re taking for granted.
Plus, I’m taking you through a process that allows you to acknowledge and celebrate your body confidence progress.
Watch or read below:
Year end – a time for reflection
As the year draws towards a close, it’s a great time to reflect on the inroads you’ve made with your body confidence.
And believe me when I say you HAVE made progress! It doesn’t matter if you think your body confidence progress has been small, it’s still progress.
In fact, even if you’ve only recently decided to embark on the body acceptance journey, that’s progress in itself!
So after reading this, I want you to go away and write down everything that you’re proud of yourself for when it comes to your body confidence.
I challenge you to write down at least 10 things – no matter how small – that mark your body confidence growth this year.
What body confidence progress?
If you’re struggling to recognise your body confidence progress, I’d encourage you to watch/read: Help! I’m not making progress with my body confidence.
In this post, I explain why it’s difficult to acknowledge your progress. Plus, I give examples of the small but vital ways you’re making progress without realising it!
But to get you started, here are a few examples of progress from some of my clients:
- Exercising for pleasure rather than feeling it’s a duty;
- Joining a body positive FaceBook group (join my group: The Body Confidence Journey)
- Being braver in clothing choices – wearing things they previously wouldn’t (like a slightly shorter sleeve than usual);
- Not labeling food as ‘good’ or ‘bad’;
- Being less judgmental of other people’s bodies;
- Unfollowing social media accounts that trigger body shame;
- Cutting down the time spent with people who always talk about bodies.
I hope these give you an idea of where you might be progressing.
BUT, even if you think your progress list is short, please don’t beat yourself up! You’re doing the best you can and every single step no matter how small is vital on this journey.
Celebrating your progress
Once you’ve got your list, I want you to take a moment to read it through and really celebrate your progress.
If you like, have a celebratory glass of bubbly, coffee, tea, or whatever you prefer.
Once you’ve read through your list a few times, repeat this mantra:
I am making perfect progress on my body confidence journey. I’m proud of what I am achieving.
Remember it’s YOUR journey, nobody else’s. Your journey and progress will be unique to you.
I’d love to hear about the body confidence progress you’re making. Please leave a comment below.
I want to wish you a wonderful holiday season! I’ll be back on 3rd January 2020 with another post.