Learn to love the skin you’re in

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Too often we look at ourselves in the mirror and are unhappy with what we see.

We’ve all done it at some point. Grabbed that spare tyre in disgust or poked at some body part and thought “ughhhh.” We’ve all compared ourselves to supermodels or even just super good looking friends while thinking “I’ll never look like that” and quietly turning green with envy.

By joining Sleekgeek you have already admitted that you’re looking to change, to improve and to embrace a healthier you. That’s great! Yay! And welcome!

Today though, I want to talk about why you want to change, why you are on this journey, and how you should really be thinking about things instead of jiggling your thunder thighs or man boobs and thinking “yuck.”

Your body is precious. I’d even say it’s a miracle. Millions of cells working together to make up the awesomeness that is you. Your brain is working 24/7 to keep you going. Allowing you to walk, talk, laugh, see, smell, hear and touch. If you reeeeally think about it, it’s pretty fantastic.

So why sit thinking about your body (which does everything for you) in a negative way? Why talk down to yourself? Imagine if someone else spoke to you the way you speak to yourself? You would probably punch them in the face!

I know it’s so easy to listen to that negative voice inside that says you’re not good enough, or fit enough, or strong enough, or whatever enough, but I’m here to tell you today that you are. You are filled with potential. And while you might not see it now, I’ve got a few tips and tricks to help you to learn to be positive and ignore that doubting voice inside your head.

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1) Say one nice thing to yourself every day:

Just one. “Wow, me, you have such a gorgeous smile” or “gee, I am so good at making omelettes” or “my hair looks great today”, whatever it is. Say it to yourself out loud in the morning. Write it on a post-it note or in your diary. Do this daily and you’ll see that negative voice start changing into a positive one. It takes time and you need to do it every day but soon you’ll find that you’re actually pretty awesome.

2) Acknowledge you’re alive:

Take five minutes and walk around the block or your office park. Breathe in the fresh air and focus on what you’re doing. You’re walking. You’re alive. Your body works. Be grateful. There are too many people in the world who don’t have that luxury.

3) Expose yourself to positivity:

Surround yourself with positive, uplifting people. Negativity merely breeds negativity. If you’re sitting around people who whine and complain about everything then it’s no wonder if you’re a negative nelly. Positivity just needs a little encouragement to grow.

You can find loads of positivity right here in the Sleekgeek community.Basically, I want you to realise that you’re on this journey not because you hate your body but because you love it and because it is worth being treated like the most precious resource in the world.

Make this week a positive one Sleeks – and feel free to post your daily compliment on the group! 🙂


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