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Healthy Body Image Makes You Feel Good

By Dusana Bozenkova
A little reminder:
No matter what size you are, you deserve to feel happy and good in your own skin. 
Body image is how you view your physical self, including whether you feel you are attractive and whether others like your looks.
A healthy body image means that you see yourself as you really are and that you feel good in your own skin. When you feel good about yourself, and when you are confident, you look better to other people.
But being yourself can be hard sometimes. 

It is actually quite difficult, especially when images of beautiful men and women are displayed everywhere (billboards, magazines, television advertisements, etc). 
Looking at models and movie stars often create a negative self-image in relation to these images. 
You become fashion fanatic, spend money on all sorts of diets and try to make yourselves pretty in many ways, including plastic surgery.
The good news is it's never too late to start over. 

I'm a positive person, I believe in the power of words and the law of attraction. I know sometimes it's hard to start, but with the right way of thinking you can get where you want to be.
Positive thought is 100 times more powerful than a negative thought. You can always start using the law of attraction and change your thoughts anytime. You can begin where you are right now. 
Motivate yourself.
Having good self motivation and confident of being you is the best way to stand out yourself.
Motivation is this invisible force that drives you toward a goal and keeps you going when things get rough, it is the reason you wake up early or stay up late to finish your work.  

Eliminate negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones.
What you need is daily inspiration to keep you going, try affirmations (positive self talk). Affirmations help you focus on the goals you desire to achieve. The best way to use them is to repeat each of them everyday as often as possible. You can repeat your affirmations aloud to yourself while looking in the mirror, say them silently inside your head or write them down.
You may not believe these affirmative statements at first, but just keep on saying them. Make sure that you use them often, throughout each and every day.


Body image affirmations:

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- I am confident.
- I love my body.
- I accept my body as it is.
- I am beautiful just as I am.
- My body is perfect just like this.
- My body is amazing.
- I am appreciative of the compliments I receive about my body.
- I enjoy feeling good about my body.

- I have full ability to control my weight.- I'm healthy.
- I am losing weight on a daily basis. My diet is working wonders for me.
- I am losing weight effortlessly each day. 
- I am thankful for my strength.
- I see the beauty in others and they see the beauty in me.

Extra tips: 
1.) Wear flattering clothes.
2.) Stand up straight, hold your head high and throw those shoulders back.
3.) Eating a healthy diet and staying active can help you maintain your current weight.
4.) Stop eating in front of the TV. If you eat while you watch TV, you're probably overeating.
5.) Make a list of all the good things about yourself.
6.)  Pick an idol and let that person motivate and inspire you.

Healthy Body Image Makes You Feel Good
Healthy Body Image Makes You Feel Good
Healthy Body Image Makes You Feel Good

Healthy Body Image Makes You Feel Good

Walking can be a peaceful and relaxing form of exercise. I find a long walk in nature energizing.

''If a great outfit gets you one step closer to feeling good about yourself, then it's worth every penny.'' ~Rachel Roy~
''A strong positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.''
~Joyce Brothers~
''Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.'' ~Orison Swett Marden~
''Beauty is a state of mind, not a state of the body.'' ~Unknown~

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