Body positivity is now talked about a lot. However, if you're struggling with it, you're not alone & you're definitely not failing. Despite wanting to be positive, pressure to look a certain way is everywhere. It's no surprise that niggles are likely to keep in. Body positivity, self-praise and self-value is something we should always check in on.
You may be familiar with the phrase ‘treat others as you wish to be treated’ on the face of it, it appears to be saying ‘be kind to others’. But if you look more deeply at this phrase it assumes that we are already being kind to ourselves!
When alone in front of our mirrors, many of us say things to ourselves that we’d never dream of saying to our worst enemies. If you were saying the things you say to yourself to a friend, can you imagine how much that would chip away at them?
Learning to be kind to ourselves can be surprisingly difficult, so to start with this week, I just want you to notice when you are putting yourself down, try to catch yourself, try to stop yourself. Write how frequently you are doing this down in a notebook. After a few days revisit it and reply as you would if it were a friend saying those things about themselves. If you feel brave enough get a friend to reply to your self-critique. They often are quicker to see how fabulous you are! xxx
This Is me:
I’m Emma, I train women (Offline and Online) who may struggle with their confidence and self esteem. I believe that women need more options that suit different lifestyles and needs, some of us don't have time to stick to a rigid plan, some people are to scared to even set foot in a gym (I have been there).