The Purpose of Your Body is Not to Look Good

It’s so easy to get caught up in comparisonitis!

Yes, that might be a made up word, but it’s a good one.

Comparing yourself to what you see in others is the fastest way to shred your confidence.

Today on the podcast, I’m sharing a super quick way to fight that comparisonitis as soon as it sets in!

The trick it to remember what your body is made for, and base your gratitude off of that.

We Don’t Show Our Flaws

Posting on Instagram wouldn’t be fun without filters. But let’s be real, that’s not the only thing you’re editing. People edit out the bad stuff going on in their life, usually they don’t even mention it.

This gives us a distorted version of other people’s lives. Which makes it impossible for us to measure up, because it just not real to begin with.

Replace Perfection with Purpose

Instead of looking for perfection from our bodies, try looking for the purpose of your body. What are you arms made to do? Fit nicely inside even the tightest fitting sleeves? Nope. They’re made to hold people you love, carry things, and be thrown in the air when you’re excited!

Focusing on the purpose of your body is a great way to realize there’s actually nothing wrong with you. Your body is accomplishing its purpose, so give it a break.

Consider the Alternative

Ever wonder what your life would be like if you didn’t have the body part you’re criticizing? It’s better to have legs you don’t like than no legs at all.

Keep things in perspective by asking yourself how your life would be different without. What if you couldn’t walk, run, or dance? So take a moment to thank your body for the health and abilities it has today.

Your body is working hard, it’s doing what it’s made to do.

Practice a little gratitude for everything your body is doing right.

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November 7, 2017

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Rebekah Buege is a body confidence coach helping strong women process critical thoughts and heal insecurities.

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