Do you love your body? Unfortunately for most men and women, the answer to this question is no. And what is even more disheartening is that for the few who answer yes, it’s for the superficial beauty that will inevitably fade. What do you see when you look in the mirror? Here’s what you should be looking for.
Your body is a powerful work of art that transports you where you need to go almost on autopilot. You don’t have to be ripped to see your strength. Appreciate the little movements we often take for granted, such as getting up and down with ease. And celebrate the impressive achievements such as having a child, healing a wound, or recovering from illness.
Instead of instantly zeroing in on all the things you don’t like, spend more time focusing on what you do like about your body. While it is easy to assume that what you don’t like is the first thing everyone else sees it’s not—odds are they don’t even notice.
Most importantly you are not your body, you are your heart and soul. The more attached you are to your body the more difficult things will get as you age. Just look back at a photo from 10 years ago, to the body you wish you had now. As hard as it may be to imagine, the body you have today is the one you will be wishing for in another 10 years.