These days it can be incredibly hard to feel good about ourselves – especially when it comes to our bodies. Anyone who has watched a Hollywood movie, read a magazine or even seen an advertising billboard will know the media’s perception of beauty is hard to achieve to say the least.
This perception leads us to believe there is something ‘wrong’ with us, and that once we ‘fix our problems’ in regards to our looks – we’ll become happier as a result. In the meantime we dislike ourselves more than ever.
Negative self-talk is often the instigator to poor self-esteem. When we look into a mirror many of us focus in on our so-called ‘flaws’ and say to ourselves “I wish I was thinner/prettier/more tanned/less freckly etc.” – which, lets face it, isn’t very nice. There’s certainly no way we would ever talk to our friends this way.
So how do we change a habit of a lifetime and treat...