We all want to be liked and accepted but there are times when our wish to be accepted comes at a price. Sometimes we have to extend beyond who we truly are just to be liked. Time and wisdom reveals that acceptance of self trumps the acceptance of others.
4. Show Your Body Some Love
Glamour conducted a study of women over the course of a day to see what their inner voice told them about their bodies and here is what they had to say:
We challenged young women across the country to note every negative or anxious thought they had about their bodies over the course of one full day. The results shocked us: A whopping 97 percent admitted to having at least one “I hate my body” moment.
Shockingly, that means only 3% of the women that participated in the study did not have an “I hat my body” moment. Sad! How can our bodies every be good to us if we are not good to them? We want people to treat us nicely and be kind to us, but our bodies deserve the same. A huge factor is learning to love the bodies that we have. We owe it to ourselves to stop making comparisons and build a relationship with the bodies that we were given.
Establishing healthy eating habits and routine exercise is a way to thank our bodies for taking care of us. As they say, what goes around comes around and our relationships with our bodies are no different.
Get up, get out, do something! Often, we can remain so fixated on ourselves we forget that there is a whole world in need of our help. Who can save the world better than women? Time well spent, is time making a difference. The more time we spend on improving the lives of others, the less we are consumed with what we don’t like about ourselves. We would even go as far as to say we become more likable because making a difference fuels the soul. When it is all said and done, what do you want to be remembered for? If helping others is at the top of your list, volunteering is a great place to start.
In retrospect, the only person that has to like you is you. Furthermore, if you don’t like you, you can’t expect others to. If you don’t love you, you can’t expect others to. We teach people how to treat us by the way in which we treat ourselves. You owe it to yourself because you deserve the best. #consciouslybeautiful
The Consciously Beautiful Movement was created to empower teen girls and women to love the reflection they see in the mirror. To learn more, visit www.consciouslybeautifuliamenough.com