30 Days To A Healthier, More “Fitter” You Series! (Strengthen Your Body Image With Positive Self Talk)

positive body talkAs discussed earlier this week, we all experience problems with self-esteem at certain times in our lives — but because everyone’s self-image changes over time, self-esteem is not fixed for life. 

However, it doesn’t take much to alter your body image for the worse with negative self-talk.

Negative self-talk is the main source of negative emotions and poor body image.

It’s so easy to focus on all the things you don’t like about yourself when you compare yourself to others.

There are always some things about your body that cannot be changed.

Unless genetics is on your side, you may never get that six-pack look in your abdominals no matter how many crunches you do.

Every person has a unique combination of genes that influences how they appear.

It is important that you learn to accept these aspects of yourself as they are.

All of us perceive how our bodies appear in different ways.

Some people feel they are too fat and others think they are too thin.

You may obsess about your waist size, while your best friend may wish her nose were smaller.

Virtually everybody has hang-ups about some aspect of their bodies.

Talking to yourself about the positive things that you do like about yourself can help banish negative thoughts.

Try not to focus on all the negative aspects and instead, think about how much you like your beautiful brown eyes, glowing skin or your thick curly hair.

Improving your body image is as simple as changing your mind about how you look.

It is so important to remind yourself that your value reaches far beyond your physical appearance.

Recognizing your strengths and talents will help you move beyond the surface of your life and back into your center.

If you want to move into the wholeness of  your entire being to form an even deeper connection with your body, your mind and your spirit, you can perform this “body gratitude exercise” by clicking here.

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Healthy Blessings,

Gena Livings


  1. This is such an important life lesson!
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  2. Very important lessons for living. Thanks for sharing
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  3. Yes, we should be proud of just who we are. That can be so important!

    • Hello Michelle,
      I completely agree with you.
      For example, when we choose “healthy” over skinny we are choosing self-love over self-judgment. We are beautiful and perfect, just as we are!
      Healthy blessings,
      Gena 🙂

  4. The name itself makes me want to do it. Gratitude exercise!
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    • Hi Richa!
      Exercising in the Spirit of Gratitude just makes us feel better on every level!!
      Healthy blessings,
      Gena 🙂

  5. Great post! I’m actually talking about body love on my blog today as well. I think it’s so important to focus on the great things about ourselves and our lives. The more good you look for, the more good you’ll start seeing. 🙂
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    • Hello Kimbery.
      Thank you stopping by and reading my article today!
      I so very much agree with you that we should focus on those things about ourselves that are great and loving.
      A person who is self accepting is one who has come to terms with their entire self – both their good and bad aspects – they are in balance! 🙂
      Healthy blessings,

  6. so true! I thought I had a positive body image; I had been saying positive affirmations every day, I love and accept myself. But a couple of years ago something happened which showed me I actually hated parts of my body. When I checked in, my sacral chakra and the relevant body part was full of grief and unshed tears. I was really shocked. Obviously I remedied that straight away, but it was a big reminder to me that many of our negative self-beliefs are hidden in our unconscious and we’re not even aware of them. I’m glad I’m able to ‘tune in’ and feel what’s really going on with me, including my physical body now. The irony is that when you really do love and accept all of you exactly how you are now, the bits you weren’t that happy with change anyway. Well, that’s been my experience anyway. Great post, great reminder that we are all PERFECT just as we are 😀

    • Hi Andrea!
      Thank you so much for your comment.
      So many people needed to hear this today because many of our negative beliefs are hidden in our unconscious until they are not.

      The charka’s are revealing as each corresponds to specific areas of our physical bodies, related to emotional issues. Once again signifying that the mind and body are connected.

      Once we stop “fixing” ourselves and fully accept ourselves “exactly” as we ARE, we become free to create lives that inspire and excite us, birthing our full potential.

      Thank you again Andrea,
      Healthy blessings,
      Gena 🙂

  7. The human body is an amazing thing to live in. If people don’t believe that, then they should try living without one. 🙂

    It’s sad that a lot of people base their self-image on what the media and advertisers portray, especially young girls who end up with eating disorders in their vain attempt to look “perfect.” I had a male student who got calf implants…he was so distraught over the size (or lack of in his mind).

    This is a wonderful article, Gena. Positive self-talk is so important in helping us to achieve the things we want for ourselves.
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    • Hi Penny!
      It’s so interesting that you brought up the calf implants. I also had a male client who got calf implants for the very same reason.

      Let our mantra be: “I do not allow the media to dictate how I should look, feel or be. I am happy, confident and content in my own radiant light.”

      Thank you for commenting and sharing such an important point!
      Healthy blessings,
      Gena 🙂

  8. beautiful lessons of life. indeed helpful and inspiring.
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