So, I mentioned in an earlier post that it was suggested to me that I read a book that focuses on a better self image for women and I have decided to give it a shot. The main premise is to do daily challenges and journal about your thoughts and experiences. Although I get plenty of feedback from my readers, my intention for this blog was to find a way to impart a change to my life and I have decided that learning to love myself is the best way.
So here goes…
“What are your hopes—personally and for the world—with regard to body image and beauty perception?”
This is truly a tough question, because I’m not sure what my hopes are. On some level, they seem superficial – I.e. I want a fit and sexy body, I want to be attractive, I want more energy and to feel healthy, etc. And then to put it in terms of the world, I suppose I want the world to me a kinder and more accepting place. I would like to see more people treat others with respect and generosity. I’m not so sure how that relates to body image and beauty perception, so I might revisit this idea at some point in the future. But i think the idea of acceptance can be applied directly to myself – I can accept myself just the way I am.
“How can you begin to live your hopes today?”
I believe I stated this above by saying I need to be kind, peaceful and accepting. But I think I have to apply this to myself before applying it to the world around me. I think I can begin by saying kind things to myself, refraining from being angry at myself and certainly accepting myself as I am.