Think of your body size like your shoe size
popcorner/Shutterstock You don’t spend hours in front of the mirror pining to be the “perfect” size 7 shoe, so why give that treatment to the rest of your body? You shouldn’t, says Susan Albers, PSyD, a clinical psychiatrist at the Cleveland Clinic and author of six books on mindful eating. “It can be a big leap to go straight from ‘I hate my body’ to ‘I love my body,’ so I tell my clients to work on acceptance, first. We accept our foot size and don’t try to change it, and we can do the same with our body,” she says. Try these 22 powerful ways to remind yourself how worthy you truly are.
Have a love fest with your body
popcorner/Shutterstock Just like there are parts of your body that you may not love, there are also parts you probably do. If you struggle to find something positive to feel about yourself, Albers suggests remembering the compliments you’ve received from family, friends, or strangers. “Think about the positive feedback you’ve gotten, such as ‘I love your hair,’ or ‘Your eyes are stunning,'” she says. Try these 10 easy ways to be nicer to yourself.