It’s Too Late To Lose The Weight – How To Embrace Your Body For The Party Season
“Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and trust that in this moment, who you are, where you are at, and what you are doing is enough. You will get to where you need to be in your own time. Until then, breathe.” Daniell Koepke
In the UK, 73% of women have cancelled their plans over the festive season because of low self-esteem and lack of body confidence. Popular reasons for cancelling include having a ‘fat day’ or having nothing to wear.
After the summer holidays, many people have a goal to lose a certain amount of weight or drop a dress size or two before the festive season. However, these goals don’t always pan out when life gets in the way. It is now too late to lose the weight for the party season. Crash diets don’t work and are often bad for your body and health. Instead, you should embrace the body you have right now for this party season.
How To Embrace Your Body For The Festive Season
1. Am I being kind to myself?
Would you say all those negative criticisms that you say to yourself to a friend? You are your harshest critic. So cut yourself some slack and start to treat yourself how you expect a friend to treat you. Be kind and compassionate. Before those criticisms creep in, ask yourself; ‘is that how I would speak to a friend?’
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2. Tackle the bigger problem
In most cases, losing the last three pounds isn’t going to be the end of the diet and self-criticism. The problem usually stems from a deeper issue of having a lack of self-worth and low self-acceptance.
Hypnotherapy can be an excellent way of finding the root cause of the issue. Furthermore, it can help to challenge these current negative behaviours and weave more positive thought patterns into your subconscious. By tackling the underlying problems of self-worth, you can have greater acceptance of who you are and what you look like.
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3. Use visualisation
If turning up at an event gives you fear of dread, change your mindset beforehand. Visualisation is an excellent way to provide calmness and clarity so that you can look forward to the festive season with a positive mindset.
Every day, take ten minutes in a quiet place and begin to visualise a confident you. Begin by thinking about what you are wearing and how great it makes you feel. Then think about what your posture and facial expression are like when you are confident and happy. Imagine walking into the event and being greeted by your friends positively.
Make sure to banish any negative thoughts during these visualisations. You can do this by making yourself walk into another room in your visualisation, so you are literally leaving the negativity behind.
Three Points To Remember For The Party Season
- Make peace with your body
Right now, your body is what it is, and you should be grateful for what it can accomplish. Think about the amazing things your body can do and be thankful for its ability.
2. Do what feels right for you
If heels and sparkly dresses fill you with dread, then rip up the dress code. You should wear and do what feels right for you. Your confidence will shine through when you are at your most comfortable.
3. You are more than just your body
You are beautiful both inside and out. This time of year, even if you don’t feel at your best, remember that you are so much more than what you give yourself credit for.
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