When we make New Year’s resolutions we tend to think about the definition of the word RESOLUTION as “a firm decision to do or not to do something”. However, it might be helpful to remember that resolution can also mean “the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict”. Perhaps this year, instead of making a firm to decision to change your appearance, you could resolve to decrease the conflict you experience with your body and see where that takes you instead. Below are ten small things you can do right now to help bring you closer to a resolution with your body. Where will you begin? Remember that negative body image is an ATTITUDE problem, not a BODY problem. Body image is a thought, perspective, idea, and interpretation that you have about your body. Your thoughts are not facts and they can be distorted. The good news is that the thoughts that aren’t working for us can be modified. Write down the phrase “My body image is a THINKING problem, not a BODY problem” and repeat this to yourself throughout the day.

Key Points:

  • 1Instead of resolving to change your appearance for a New Years resolution, trying working to decrease the conflict you experience with your body instead.
  • 2Many of us could be more kind to our bodies and the way we view ourselves.
  • 3Read on to learn about ten small things you can do right now to help bring you closer to a resolution with your body.


Perhaps this year, instead of making a firm to decision to change your appearance, you could resolve to decrease the conflict you experience with your body and see where that takes you instead.

Read the full article at: http://eatingdisorder.org/blog/2016/01/improving-body-image-10-things-you-probably-havent-tried-yet/

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