If you value something, you are much more likely to invest more time into it.
For example, if you value your family, you will probably invest more time and energy into your family.
If you value your studies, you will probably invest more time and energy into your studies.
If you value your appearance, you will probably invest more time and energy into it.
Which is fine.
Until one of your sole values is appearance.
There is a difference between valuing appearance and over-valuing appearance.
One way to become more accepting of your appearance involves thinking about the values that you hold.
The more you over-value your appearance, the more it can take away from our ability to live in line with other values. this is because a lot of energy and effort is being directed towards your appearance, which ends up getting in the way of how you spend your time on other things you may value.
One way of reducing the value you place on appearance is to start living in a way that fits with other values your hold.
Oo, i want to ask you:
what values do you hold (or want to hold) in your life?
And what can you do today to live more in line with those values?
ps. as a dietitian, i work with a lot of women and men struggling with their body image and relationship with food. if you want to chat to a dietitian, check out the links below
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