Body Postive

Image of a woman's body with a rose motif superimposed onto the silhouette. Styling Tip title is Body Positive

Turning your body anxieties into body positives

Is that possible

Well yes it is

Pay attention to what you wear

how you feel when you wear it

and what you are telling yourself

Instead of thinking that your body shape has huge flaws and you can never look good

Change your thinking

What was a handicap

start to think of as an advantage

The first step to looking great

is accepting yourself

Just as you are

Yes just as you are

Don’t think

I’ll be happy when I lose weight

or

I’d be happy if I didn’t have a small bust

or

large hips

or

no ankles

or

big arms

or

whatever

Why wait

You can choose to be happy today

And you can choose to feel good about your body today

Happiness doesn’t rely on you losing weight

or toning up

Happiness

is a decision

Your body anxieties

Everyone has them

Well not everyone

Some people don’t

As women

our body shape changes greatly

Adolescence can bring puppy fat

Adulthood can bring child bearing

with a great change in body shape and size

Menopause can bring another change in shape and size

Anxiety is totally understandable

Don’t feel bad about that

But don’t stay in that place of anxiety either

Remember that you are not alone

Many women have body anxiety so you’re not the only one

Anxiety can make us feel isolated

like we are on our own

But that is not true

Secondly we all have redeeming features

If your levels of self rejection are high

you might find it hard to acknowledge that you are beautiful and unique

in your own way

Body anxiety is often a comparison between

ourselves and others and finding ourselves lacking

A piece of advice

Stop comparing yourself

Making comparisons robs you of the joy of your uniqueness

Body anxiety can be fear-led

You fear being you

because being you feels like exposure

and remaining in a state of body anxiety feels like hiding and safety

But it isn’t safe

it’s a slow death of the unique you

which you probably already know

We all feel scared and vulnerable until we dive into life

Like standing on the edge of the swimming pool

It looks cold

You need to get in the water

The best way is to jump or dive right in

Going in slowly is excrutiatingly cold

But diving in

is exhilarating

and refreshing

and bracing

and makes you feel alive

So dive in

Dive into accepting yourself your body shape

You

You are you

And that’s great

Image of a woman's body with a rose motif superimposed onto the silhouette. Styling Tip title is Body Positive

 

At Working Frocks we want all women to have the enjoyment and freedom of looking and feeling amazing every day.

Other blog posts to encourage you can be found here:

How to look your best every day and boost your self esteem

How what you wear affects your attitude and your confidence (and what to do about it)

Retail therapy: Why you should deal with your mind out before you go shopping

 

Working Frocks runs a 3-day wardrobe detox

It’s all about clearing out your wardrobe, making space for clothes you do want to wear

and always having the right outfit to wear without stress or overwhelm or beating yourself up

But really this detox is all about your emotions

About how you feel and about how you want to feel

It’s about sorting out those emotions that lead to overbuying

so that your wardrobe is crammed with clothes, some of which you’ve never worn.

It’s about why you are holding onto clothes that you last wore 10 years ago

It’s about opening the door to your wardrobe and not being overwhelmed by negativity and low self worth.

But instead it’s about opening the wardrobe door

and feeling joy and happiness and peace and self love.

Cone on the journey

Come and feel good

Would you like to get your wardrobe organised once and for all?  While you have the time and we are all at home, why not join us for our 3-step wardrobe detox plan?  It’s completely free to join and you’ll benefit from an organised wardrobe containing clothes which fit you really well and which you love.  Not only that but we will give you the tools you need to maintain your good work so that it doesn’t all pile up all over again!  Join here:

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1 thought on “Body Postive”

  1. Paying attention to how we feel in our clothes – yes I believe in this more than anything else when it comes to dressing. Once you find what feels good, that is so much more important than the latest trend.

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