Make daily affirmations a habit. Every morning, look in the mirror and praise yourself aloud. Say, “You have the BEST smile,” or, “Lookin’ hot today, lady!” or, “You are strong and capable.” You will be amazed at the impact this simple action will have on your self-image.
Wear clothes you love. Don’t wear clothes you don’t love.
Even if you don’t or can’t exercise, stretch. Do it several times each day. Stretching your body reminds you that it’s there, it’s alive, and it’s amazing.
Say “no” to things you don’t want to do.
Pretty, thin, and sexy all are optional. Good is mandatory. Find activities and items that make you feel good about yourself. Hold onto them.
Walk tall. Project pride. Even on days when you don’t feel it.
Listen to your body. When it’s tired, sleep. When it’s hungry, eat. When it’s restless, move. When it’s horny, orgasm. When it’s balanced, savor.
Express gratitude. Often.
Savor texture. Surround yourself with things that are soft, slippery, cushy, and wonderful to touch.
Cut yourself some slack. You are, undoubtedly, your own worst critic and undeserving of such harsh judgment and unreasonable standards. Find ways to go easy on yourself. You can’t be 100% awesome all the time, and that is just fine.
We only have one planet, and we steward it together. You only have one body, and you steward it alone. Floss, sunscreen, vegetables, exercise, rest. If you don’t, who will?
Originally posted 2011-05-18 06:10:35.