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metre of blood vessels and thousands of sensory cells. Picture that if you can!
And here's another fact to blow your mind: your brain has around 12 BILLION nerve cells!
Wow, isn't YOUR body amazing? Doesn't it deserve a bit of respect? So what if you have a few stretch-marks or you’re a bit hairier than you'd like to be? Your
body is still fabulous and there is an awful lot that you can DO with it that is fun and pleasurable.
If you have a negative chatterbox inside your head that drones on day-after-day, spouting destructive and superficial criticisms of your body, then maybe now is
the time to tell it to shut up and stop being so unfair. Let's be radical and simply stop listening to it so that we can all start living in harmony with our own bodies
AND other people's bodies too. Let's be radical and simply stop listening to it so that we can all start living in harmony with our own bodies AND other people's
bodies too. If you're up for this challenge then please read tips that I've listed below and try implementing a few of them over next couple of weeks.
tip one: Stop comparing and competing with other people because it is a fruitless activity, which I can guarantee will lower your self-worth. Accept instead that
every body and every face is different and there will always be people in world who are more beautiful than you and some who are less.
tip two: Select four activities from list below and find an opportunity sometime over next two weeks to focus on doing them well.
a) Practise some deep breathing exercises. b) Cook a fabulous meal and eat it slowly, savouring each mouthful. c) Go into your bedroom on your own and be silly for five minutes. Jump around, wiggle your arms and legs, roll on bed and laugh at how ridiculous you'd feel
if someone could see you doing it! d) Find three things that you enjoy touching and spend a few moments relishing feel of them. Maybe a flower, a piece of silk, a smooth pebble, a cat or a
dog etc. e) If you're not in habit of exercise pick an activity that makes you feel a little bit out of breath. An obvious one could be to run up and down stairs a
tip three: Recognise that we are all capable of expressing beauty though our actions. Think of statements like: her face lit up, he has a twinkle in her eye, she
moves so gracefully, he's so vibrant and full of energy, she has a cheeky little grin, he always stands tall and proud, her eyes are always warm and inviting, he
looks as if he's enjoying life, she has a lovely touch, he gives best hugs ever, they make me feel wanted and secure. Now find some words of your own that you can focus on to encourage you express beauty that exists within your body.
tip four: Write something positive about your body and don't feel ashamed of liking it. It's OK to celebrate your bodily openly so why not start today!
Alison Finch is the Founder and Creator of Selfesteem4women.com, the most popular self-esteem site on the Internet. Since 2004 she has reached out to over 100,000 women from over 90 countries and provided the much needed help to boost their self-esteem. Her unique approach to building self-esteem is refreshingly different and has a twelve-year proven track record of success. Find out more.