Body image and how to feel good about yourself
Today I would just like to speak a little bit about body image. Most of us suffer from insecurities about our own body. We want bigger eyes, a sharper nose, less fat on our thighs, a six pack, and more boobs.
I think the key to feeling good about yourself and your body is to know that you are doing the best you can in terms of what you can control, to minimize the insecurities that stems from the parts which you cannot control beyond massive medical intervention such as plastic surgery. For example, fat always gathers on my butt, thighs and stomach, and I have small boobs. I always wish out loud that I can somehow transfer fat from my butt to my boobs. Genetics and science indicates that this will never happen. So why continue wishing? What I can do something about are my thighs, butt and stomach, which are controllable factors. I have started exercising regularly in the beginning of this year and from a person who could barely run, I started to run from 1km a day to running 4-5km in three or four months. It is something that I am extremely proud of, and it is not a change overnight but through consistent repeated efforts, I see it paying off eventually. My thighs and butt has started to tone up and most importantly, my achievements have made me feel very good about myself and my body in general.
Feeling good about yourself also involves feeling good about others. In order to have a happier and healthier life in general, I think it’s always important to practise the moment of now. What has happened in the past does not matter from this moment on. So you think that you are fat. So you think that you have become so unhealthy that you have reached this point where your body is suffering. Instead of focusing on the past, and what have made you become this way, focus instead on now. Think about what you can do starting from this moment or today, in order to produce a better you. So you have been neglecting your health and have been drinking your days away. Instead of moping about it, make a choice now to stop drinking. The power and collection of these moments will lead the way into the future and by then you would have reached a point in your life where you have stopped drinking for 8 months.
Rather than changing the way I look, I focus on what I have and improving on that instead. There are tons of products out there in the market that helps you to improve your appearance without having to compromise on your body image. So I have small boobs. That’s okay. I choose clothes that shows off my legs and butt, and I rely on push up bras to improve the appearance of what I cannot change. This makes me feel good about myself, and I feel sexier and confident after that.
Embrace your power of now moment