Project #STOP IRRATIONAL THINKING
You are a human being of value, regardless of your body. It is JUST a body. It’s time to stop measuring our worth based on our body! You’re okay just as you are. You are a unique person, capable and loveable, with special talents and strengths, with inner wisdom, passions, strength, intelligence and creativity – a human being of value. So accept and respect yourself now.Get comfortable with the real you. The you that matters. The you that matters has nothing to do with your body.
Your body is okay. Your size is okay. The good news is that you can change how you feel about your body by changing your self-talk. If you are especially concerned about your weight and body shape, understand that your body has an opinion of what it should weigh at this time in your life. It regulates weight around a setpoint that may be nearly impossible to change. Recognize how destructive the obsession to be thin is. Your weight is not a measure of your self-worth. Accepting this can give you new freedom.
Let go of constant comparison and competition. You don’t need to be or “do” better than anyone else to be a worthwhile person. Just because you are not skinny, does not mean you are worthless.
Keep a gratitude journal. Have you inventoried the richness of your life assets? Try it. Add to that inventory and each day write down three things you are grateful for in your gratitude journal. It can be humbling to realize the abundance of riches we have, and how much we take it for granted. The everyday joys of family, friends, home, community, country, health, work and the wonder of nature are all around us. Contemplating this can bring you deep serenity.
Put weight in its proper perspective and focus on what’s really important in life. Do you want people to remember you for the shape of your body or the shape of your character and soul?
If you are interested in reading more about self worth, and how your body is not a measure of your worth:
Self-Esteem Comes in all Sizes by Carol Johnson
The Healthy Weight Network