My Body Confidence Journey: Day 19 - My body confidence is holding me back!
Are you ready for this?
Unfortunately, and I’m sure you will agree, having a lack of body confidence often holds us back. But why? For me, and with many people I work with, it mostly comes down to caring what other people think, and not wanting to embarrass ourselves.
What if I told you that you are potentially allowing the silent opinions of perfect strangers stop you doing something you love?
I have joined a few 5 and 6-a-side leagues with my friends, but have always given up after a few games because I didn’t feel I “fit in”. Of course, then, this becomes a vicious cycle…
My lack of body confidence has stopped me doing exercise… The lack of exercise has meant I have put on weight and lost tone…. My appearance has then lead to me losing more confidence... Crazy, right? That doesn’t include the fact that I lose a little piece of myself whenever I give up on something I enjoy, because of my body confidence.
Now, as you can see, me giving up football had nothing to do with those girls, they were all friendly and positive and really encouraging of me! It was my own “stuff” that stopped me going back and playing more regularly. Well, do you know what?
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
This weekend I am going to kick a ball around, practice my fitness and try and get myself back up to old standards… And I’m not letting my self-consciousness get in the way. No way!
What do you think you could challenge yourself to do?
Thank you for watching.
Be proud. Be you.
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‘Gratitude for this Body’ by BodyPositive.com – http://www.bodypositive.com/meditation_g.htm
‘Body Language Tricks to Appear More Confident’ – http://uk.businessinsider.com/body-language-tricks-appear-more-confident-2016-3
‘Whoops, There It Goes Again: How to Stay Positive When the Bottom Keeps Dropping Out of Your World!’ by Jo Richings – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Whoops-there-goes-again-positive/dp/199991970X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
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