Body Acceptance Resolutions for 2021
Body Acceptance Resolutions
Every New Year, many women make a resolution to lose weight.
Although this saddens me, it doesn’t surprise me, as there is so much noise ‘out there’ to encourage this.
BUT, just because you live in a society obsessed with being thin, it doesn’t mean that losing weight has to be your life goal, or that it’s good for your physical or mental health.
So, if you’re working on accepting your body and are sick of the usual resolutions around weight loss, this post is for you!
In this post, you’ll learn what it means to create body acceptance resolutions and a process for setting them.
Plus, you’ll get access to a free printable to help you create your body acceptance resolutions.
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New Year Resolutions
As we enter this New Year, there is plenty of uncertainty around. But if the global pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to be grateful for things we take for granted like our health and time with friends and family.
Every New Year it saddens me when women say their number one resolution is to be thinner. Especially this year, when it feels like there are so many other things to hope and wish for.
Now, I’m not a fan of the word resolution. For me, it implies that I ‘should’ or ‘ought’ to do something. You can find out why I don’t resolutions and what I use instead by reading, Set Intentions, not Resolutions this New Year.
But I appreciate that many people use the word to describe their goals or what they intend to do over the next year.
How to set body acceptance resolutions for 2021
So, if you like to make resolutions, goals, intentions or whatever, AND you’re working on body acceptance, I’d like to encourage you to set some body acceptance resolutions for 2021.
Body acceptance doesn’t mean restrictive dieting or punishing exercise regimes to make yourself thinner. Body acceptance is about treating your body with kindness, compassion, and respect.
So, what resolutions could you set for yourself that would help you to show your body greater kindness, compassion, and respect?
One way to come up with your resolutions is to ask, how would I treat my body if I valued and respected it?
So perhaps you’d:
- Stop weighing yourself every day.
- Move in ways that feel good for your body, rather than do things you feel you must to lose weight.
- Practise being grateful for what your body allows you to do.
- Stop tolerating negative comments about your body from yourself and others.
- Carefully curate the media you’re consuming.
- Listen to what your body needs, eating when you’re hungry and resting when you need to.
Once you’ve got your body acceptance resolutions, why not put them into a beautiful document? You can pin them up somewhere you can see them daily.
I call my list a Body Confidence Manifesto, which sets out the way that I want to relate to my body.
You can grab an example of my manifesto and a printable template for creating your own here.
Are you ready to make this year you finally accept your body and free up your time and energy to focus on the things that matter most to you?