One of the reasons I started this podcast is because I’d like to say I can confidently say YES to this question. I have finally started loving every inch of myself after 32 years … and now I am going to share what worked for me.
1. Therapy taught me to forgive myself. I recommend every person to seek out a therapist. You go to the doctor to check your body…You go to the dentist to check your teeth, now you need to go to therapy to check on your mental health. You can see therapists by appointment, via TeleMedecine like Zoom calls or online chat.
2. You spend the most time with yourself, which is why the tone and content of your internal dialogue is incredibly important to how you feel about yourself. That’s why I started reciting mantras.
"A Mantra, or vehicle for the mind, is the ancient practice of repeating a word or phrase multiple times." - Chopra Center
3. What is a mantra? I think the Chopra Center explains it best - “A Mantra, or vehicle for the mind, is the ancient practice of repeating a word or phrase multiple times." You may unconsciously work with mantras on a daily basis. For example, do you ever catch yourself saying, “I hate my body” or “This is never going to work” or “I’m not good enough”? Those are indeed mantras, though negative ones, which only serve to feed the thousands of other Negative Thoughts in your mind. In fact, most of the thoughts you think are ones repeated from the day before, and the day before that. Each thought you think creates a little groove in the circuitry of the brain. Since that’s the case, you really ought to be more selective about which ones you’re hammering into your brain! I have a whiteboard sticker stuck on my mirror and I say “I AM” mantras every chance I can remember. They range from I AM ORGANIZED to , I AM PATIENT to I AM GLUTEN FREE. They can be anything you want. Just make sure to pick something you want to improve on and say it in the present “I AM” — this habit will literally re-wire your brain and improve your life.