What's This Blog All About Then?

I'm on a mission to roadtest ways of overcoming negative body image. For years I have struggled with feeling I don't look 'good enough', I'm too fat or flabby. Even when I was a UK Size 8! During each of my two pregnancies I fell back in love with my body, marvelling at the amazing things it was doing and at my feminine voluptuousness.

Now that my most recent baby has been outside of my body for a while, the mum tum and stretchmarks are starting to bug me. I have decided enough is enough. I want to feel proud of my body like I did when I was pregnant. I don't want to wait until I'm a certain weight or dress size to feel good about the way I look. I want to love my body just the way it is right now. And I want to help other women to love their imperfectly perfect bodies too.

Join me on my quest for a better body image. During my journey to (I hope) total body confidence, I'll be posting useful resources, tips and research on body image and self acceptance. There will also be posts from other people shedding light on how to feel comfortable in the skin you're in - maybe you'd like to send me an article? Contact me at annacolette(at)gmail(dot)com with 'Body Image' in the title.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

What's Right With You

I'm doing this visualisation, along with Your Authentic Self and The Eyes of Love every day this month to see how they improve my body image. They are all taken from Paul McKenna's 'Change Your Life in 7 Days' book (which comes with a mind-programming CD which I also listen to every night).

This is what I do:

Stand in front of a mirror with your eyes closed. Relax.

Recall a specific time someone you respect paid you a compliment. Rerun it in vivid detail.

Pay attention to your feelings of trust and regard for that person. When you feel that as strongly as possible, open your eyes.

Now see what they saw and notice how that feels.

When you feel really wonderful in yourself, squeeze your middle finger and thumb together. Let the feelings of self-love and self-respect blend with the feelings of confidence that are already there.

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