Secrets of Success

No Body Disparagement!




I make it a PRIMARY goal to NOT give myself any negative messages about my body: what it looks like, how much fat it's carrying, whether it seems bigger or smaller on a given day. I firmly believe that a body can only change from a place of love and acceptance...and if I can't conjure love and acceptance, then I at LEAST don't let myself descend into negativity. If I find myself feeling fat or ugly, I tell myself, "That's how I feel at this one moment. This moment is not forever."

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I remind myself all the time that mirrors DON'T have absolute power -- for example, think of how many times you've looked in a mirror, HATED what you saw, then turned a fraction of a degree and told yourself, "Oh, phew! That's better!" What we see in the mirror is totally malliable and subjective!

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  • That is a great attitude to have. Thank you for sharing. - by DINLILLEMOR
    I love this secret. And you're right about the mirror thing. Half the time when I look in the mirror I'm suprised anyway "Gee I look thin/fat/tired/perky!" I'm going to borrow your message and use it the next time I catch a negative message swirling around my head! Thanks - by ESPERANZA80

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