Recently, Marsha posted a blog survey about stress. What causes more stress – the economy, your family, work, school, health or your bod? Unfortunately, not a big shocker; some of us would rather watch our 401K sink to unbelievable lows than see ourselves naked in a mirror.
I guess for me this only further suggests that during otherwise very tough times there’s an argument for turning worry, stress and frustration into something more productive. When I look at the survey, I wonder how much of that ‘worry’ spills over into other areas of our lives? If feeling concerned about your weight or body image is most prevalent in your mind does that effect your relationships, your job performance or even keep you from being proactive about your health?
Now may be the right time to get tough. Making yourself a priority so that you can focus on the things that are most important in your life – with strength, confidence and a greater commitment to your health. Gaining confidence in your wonderful self will help you to appreciate the good things about you and move you forward in a more positive way.