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Your body was never the problem...

Your body was never the problem...

Until fairly recently, I’ve spent my entire life feeling… disgusted by myself. No matter what weight I was, I was deeply unhappy in my own skin.

Because it was never about my weight, or my body; it was about my mind. And the only reason I now no longer feel like I want to crawl out of my own skin is because of the work I’ve done internally.

Literally ZERO to do with how I look.

Because bad body image is not *actually* a body problem; it’s a mind problem.

 A mind problem which has been taught by many influences over many years and is deeply embedded into our internal narrative. Of course we find it so hard to accept and love our bodies when we’ll be undoing years of unconscious learnings.

I’m done with feeling ashamed of how I look - and I think you should be too. Easier said than done, I know, but if this quote below, by @emmieehw on Twitter, at least plants a seed, then it’s done its job.

Here are a few top tips from the Light LDN Team which have helped us to accept and love our bodies:

  • Pay attention to the way you talk to yourself. If you wouldn’t say it to a friend, don’t say it to yourself (even internally)

  • Practise gratitude for your body. Write down just one thing each day you are thankful to your body for, be that allowing you to go for a walk or simply breathing and the ability to fill your lungs with air.

  • Become aware of the ‘comparisonitis’. Try to identify when you start to compare yourself to someone else. If something out there is making you feel less than, it’s within your power to mute or block. 

  • Get to know your body. When was the last time you truly looked at or touched your body? Get familiar with how unique and special it is. 

Wasting our precious time and energy on feeling rubbish about ourselves is a total waste. We are born for far bigger and better things!