I reclaim my image
By walking around in a bathing suit at home as often as possible. The goal is twofold: to familiarize yourself with your body in motion, freed from your clothes, and to reappropriate your image by looking at yourself in the mirrors and reflections of the windows. This regular exposure will considerably lessen the effect of negative surprise when confronted with one’s reflection in a dressing room. And will allow you to experience the semi-nudity imposed by the swimsuit in a more natural way. Also take advantage of this moment to try on different swimsuits to choose the one in which you like the most.
I boost my self-esteem
Instead of a reproach, address three compliments, to counterbalance his overly critical eye. Think about all the congratulations we have received in recent years. Transcribe the sentences retained on small cards and group them into packs. Each morning, draw one at random, read the compliment aloud and take with you this energy thus delivered. This technique acts as a positive anchor.
I encourage myself
By sticking Post-it notes with words of encouragement, smileys, compliments, in his diary, his bag, on his desk, his mirror … These are all little comforts to remind you that the fight against complexes and the gaze too critical is won by perseverance and positive antidotes. Yes the Coué method in its negative version is effective, there is no reason not to succeed in reversing the movement!
I practice gratitude
Walking, eating, sleeping, being caressed, hugging … The body allows you to experience primary functions, such as the most overwhelming emotions or experiences. It would be good to remember this more often. Because the more we feel, the more we appreciate our body for what it allows to give and to receive, and the less we regard it as a piece of clay to be constantly perfected. Slowing down, taking conscious sensory pauses, performing care procedures – washing, applying cream, applying makeup – sensually and gently allows you to develop a feeling of gratitude which, little by little, transforms your body. has in the body that we are.