Bad body image days come and go.
We are never going to be perfect, or completely void of negative thoughts. So, when these thoughts come up, see if you can try some of these tips.
Things to do:
journal your thoughts
share with a friend
wear loose clothing
get dressed and ready for the day
Things to avoid:
restricting food intake
suffering in silence
using an all-or-nothing mindset
falling into old patterns
ignoring your feelings
trying to squeeze into tight clothing
Things to ask myself:
-what may have triggered these thoughts?
-where am I in my menstrual cycle? (is this cyclical?)
-what can I do for the next 5 mins, to feel better?
Things to tell myself:
-1 thing I like about my body (in the mirror)
-1 thing I like about my personality (in the mirror)
-"my body does not equal my worth"
-what makes me feel like my highest self?
-why is my body size so important to me?
-what are 3 beautiful things about me?
-what are 3 things I am grateful for?