It doesn’t matter what clothes you wear, if your underlying disposition isn’t loving how you look… you’re never going to exude true style confidence. And after surveying a group of women, it became crystal clear to me that the biggest thing standing in the way of loving how we look is the body.
Our bodies make up a huge part of our appearance. Whether it’s the shape, and not knowing how to dress it. Or the dissatisfaction, and never feeling comfortable in our skin. This body is yours, and it’s with you forever….life will be better if you learn how to love it and live in connection with it.
This is embodied style, the practice of connecting to your body with grace and ease then transforming this connection into style confidence. Or in other words, it’s about loving your body and knowing how to flatter it so you look and feel freaking awesome!
Because this is such a massive issue for women – loving their bodies and expressing it with confidence – I’m kicking off a new series on the blog – Embody Your Style – to go deeper into our relationship with the body and why this is key to looking and feeling 100% your best.
There are four parts to the series and today I’m going to begin with the first part which is about seeing your body exactly as it is.
When you look in the mirror, are you being truthful with what you see? While body dysmorphia may sound extreme, there have been many times that I’ve looked into the mirror and seen a fat stomach or saggy hips. I know this isn’t accurate, but I’d still see my body this way. It’s ingrained in my brain from years of this type of thinking.
Another thing that happens is we don’t recognize our body as it is today compared to how it used to be. The body shifts and changes with age so while you may not be heavier, you’re in a different proportion than you used to be. It’s important to be honest – open your nonjudgmental eyes – to see your body in the shape it is today.
To put this into action, I’d like you to set aside a few minutes within the next week, and give yourself a good, long glance in the mirror. Acknowledge all your bits and pieces, and say to yourself, I SEE YOU. Most importantly, detach from all judgement!
By truly seeing your body of today, you’re setting the foundation for embodied style so you can be more confident in not only how you look, but who you are.>>>CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE STYLE GUIDE TO DRESS YOUR BODY BETTER!<<<
Next week I’ll be talking about body acceptance because it’s a huge hurdle that must be overcome in order to look and feel 100% your best. (Go here to see the post on embodying your style for self acceptance.)
What area of your body is getting in the way of how you want to look?