How to start your body confidence journey
When you first decide to work on the relationship with your body, it can be hard to know where to start.
If it feels difficult, it’s easy to convince yourself that you’ll work on your body confidence when you have more time or are in a better ‘place’ emotionally.
BUT, getting started doesn’t have to be hard.
If you’re struggling to know where to start, I’ve got three questions you can ask to get you immediately focused on the actions you need to take.
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I’m ready, but where do I start?
When you want a better relationship with your body, it can feel a bit overwhelming. It’s sometimes hard to know where to start.
In reality, it doesn’t matter where you start on your body confidence journey, as long as you start it. So if you’re feeling this way, please take the pressure off yourself.
Know that if you’ve got a genuine desire to make peace with your body, you’re definitely on the right road!
That being said, I know that having some simple prompts to get you on your way can be invaluable.
Making a start
To help you begin your body confidence journey, I’ve got three questions that you can ask yourself.
These questions will help you assess where you’re at with your body confidence right now and what actions you can take to move you along your body confidence journey.
What ONE thing would you like to STOP doing that negatively impacts your body confidence?
For example, it might be putting your body down in your head or in front of others or comparing yourself to others.
What ONE thing would you like to START doing that you think will improve the way you feel about your body?
So you might want to start being kinder and more accepting of your body, or find ways to move and challenge your body that you enjoy.
What one thing would you like to CONTINUE doing that will nurture your body confidence?
For example, if you currently take time out for self-care that nurtures your body such as meditation or massage, you’ll want to keep on doing those things.
Once you’ve answered these questions, it gives you three clear focus areas for your body confidence.
You can then decide what you need to do to address each of these three questions. For example, if you want to learn how to stop putting your body down, you might research techniques for dealing with negative body thoughts.
Commit to taking small but regular actions on each of the things that you want to start, stop and continue.
You’ll soon begin to notice some forward motion. This motion will give you the confidence to keep going on your body confidence journey.
I’d love to know what you’re committing to START, STOP and CONTINUE on your body confidence journey. Please leave a comment below.