How to Cope with Emotional Body Issues: Bloat, Belly Fat and More
“You are more than your thoughts, your body, or your feelings. You are a swirling vortex of limitless potential who is here to shake things up and create something new that the universe has never seen.” – Richard Bartlett
It’s always tough to look in the mirror and dislike what you see. Whether you’re unhappy with how you look because of unsightly and uncomfortable bloat, belly fat that just won’t go away no matter how much you exercise, flabby arms, cellulite on your legs, a nose that’s too long, wide or misshapen, Rosacea, acne, breasts too small or too large or any other emotional body issue or body image, you want a way to cope that works.
Most of all, you want to feel better about yourself in your own skin, not to mention feeling the confidence that others aren’t judging you for your looks.
I can relate. I’ve experienced many of these body issues and had my ups and downs in being able to effectively deal with them. Over the years, after much research, visiting many doctors, buying all manner of creams, lotions, devices, gym memberships, tried various diets, meditating, prayer and networking with others I trust, I’ve accumulated a few tips that have proven somewhat beneficial in coping with body image and other emotional body issues.
Maybe they can help you.
Recognize that there’s no instant fix.
While the notion of taking a pill, or getting a procedure done that will immediately and forever fix the body issue that’s causing you emotional pain is enticing, the truth is that there’s simply no such thing. Even plastic surgery to correct a perceived or real issue doesn’t get at the psychological damage that having lived with it for so long has already done. Besides, noses and breasts and such are external. No matter how much they’re altered, you’re still you underneath. If you fail to regard yourself highly, changing your physical appearance won’t make you happy, in and of itself. The same holds true for buying the latest hotly hyped cream or so-called miracle cure for aging skin, creating a more youthful appearance, regaining your strength, passion and boosting your cognitive abilities.
If you want to make changes to your physical appearance, realize why you feel the need to do so, understand what the process will entail, be willing to put in the time and effort to achieve the results you desire. There are no shortcuts.