No one likes a bully.
Nevertheless, almost every woman has one thing in common. They are a bully to themselves.
Most of us aren’t even aware of our behavior. The cruel thoughts just stream through our minds…
- You’re disgusting.
- No one would ever find your body attractive.
- You’d look better wearing a garbage bag.
- Don’t even think about trying those on.
I recently stumbled upon this video. Two best friends wrote down the things they dislike about their own bodies – then proceeded to say these comments out loud, directed at one another.
Why do we say things to ourselves that we wouldn’t ever say to (or think about) our best friends or children or sisters?
When I work with my clients, we focus on one habit for two weeks. I invite you to do the same.
For the next two weeks, begin to notice the way you talk to yourself. When you’re standing in front of the mirror or in the shower or getting dressed – are you being kind or cruel?
And as you notice your thoughts, if anything hurtful or negative comes up, simply say to yourself, “I choose peace.”
This practice won’t instantly erase years of negative thought patterns, but it will begin to help you unwind this destructive behavior.
The first step to ending the bullying for good is to become mindful of your self-talk.
You can start today.
Commit for two weeks.
Disrupt the bully in your head.
*This is the first in a series of posts around making peace with your body. More to come.
I work with women who want to learn how to create real + lasting health changes. We’ll use a sustainable, practice-based approach to build healthy habits into your life, one day at a time for an entire year.
As your coach, I’ll provide accountability + direction + support every step of the way. I’ll help you stay consistent, no matter what life throws at you.
If this approach resonates with you, CLICK HERE for details on how to work together.