It’s a common misconception that almost anyone who has lost the weight will tell you—losing the weight won’t make you happy. With a society that glorifies youth and beauty, especially in women, it is easy to get caught up in the myth that if you look more like the images in a magazine that you will be happier. But happiness comes from within. Here’s how to be happy at any size.
Rethink Your Social Circle
If you have a friend who pesters you about the 5, 10, or 50 pounds you have gained—they aren’t your friend. A true friend will see your beauty at any size, and if that’s not them, it’s time to let them go.
Infuse Your Life With More Joy
Anyone who wants to increase their happiness must make a conscious effort to make time for what is most important to them, and what truly brings them joy. Just look at Shonda Rhimes. In her year of saying yes, she became happier—and with that happiness, the weight came off with minimal effort.
Do The Work
Sometimes our block to happiness means we have some interpersonal work we need to address. When you are ready, start reading the self-help books—or attend the counseling you need to thrive.
Rock The Body You’ve Got Today—Because It Will Be The One You Dream Of 10 Years From Now
The fact of the matter is, 10 years from now signs of aging, gravity, childbirth, and general physical wear will be more prevalent than today. Just like your photos from 10 years ago, 10 years from now—you will be wishing you had the body you have now. So, rock the body you’ve got today!
Last but not least, don’t give up on your wardrobe. Invest in figure flattering clothing that accentuates your favorite parts.