Exercise and diet drive our health challenges, yet self-image underscore and empowers those health efforts. Failure to achieve health-related goals or a self-image, especially a body image, that is distorted can lead us to a driven personality that is neither healthy or positive.
Along with a regiment of exercise and healthy eating, here are some positive self-image goals that can help maintain wellness for both body and mind.
Accentuate the Positive
This seems like a no-brainer, but our common default is to self-criticize. The first thing we do is find what’s wrong with a good picture. Because of this chronic bad habit, positive thinking becomes a discipline that needs to be mastered. Focus on personal strengths, not weakness, focus on what you have, not what you do not have. It will take practice, but can change how you approach life and healthy living.
When we look in the mirror we tend to only see the flaws. A poor complexion. Too heavy around the waist. Rather than see these as defects, accept these attributes as part of a positive whole. There is no perfection. So, what you perceive as flaws are contributing to a greater you.
This point sounds counterproductive. Yet one of the greatest error many of us make is that we feel that we are not worth looking great. Handsomeness, beauty all seem like qualities that are deserving of someone else. It’s okay to want to look good. Try to dress your best. Invest in a great haircut or a new suit. Companies like Charles Tyrwhitt are deeply invested in helping you dress for success with elegant suits and ties and even stylish casual attire. Explore the fashion options at Charles Tyrwhitt with these special savings. There’s nothing wrong with taking the road to vanity when it helps boost your self-image.
Treat Yourself Well
We have been conditioned by our culture to reach out and treat others kindly, which is a good thing. But sometimes this mantra leaves us feeling less deserving. We may feel guilty when doing something just for us, or even wanting something just for ourselves. We are told this is selfishness. The reality is, that no matter how much we work out or watch our diet, these chronic altruisms can leave us feeling worthless. A healthy lifestyle requires a healthy self-love. It’s okay to make sacrifices for others, but do not sacrifice yourself in the giving process.