Have you ever wished you had a particular body shape or size or wished you could change one thing or the other on your body?
There is not a single person alive who has never made this wish or had this thought.
Interestingly, God gave us something we can always be proud of.
It could be the length or texture of your hair, the colour and smoothness of your skin, your eyes, your smile, your long beautiful legs, your hips or your backside.
Funny enough, what you don’t like or love about yourself, someone is secretly wishing he or she possessed that.
And who says people never wish to be a little bigger, fleshy, slim or have a sizeable back side and enough hips to wear the fashionable jeans and clothes our designers are creating so as to be in touch with the ever evolving and ever changing fashion trends?
Of course we all do, but this is how God created you so learn to be appreciative for what He has given you.
Experts say we have five body types; the hour glass, pear or spoon shape, conical or triangular shape, ruler or rectangular shape and apple shape.
In as much as we can work towards maintaining a good figure, we cannot totally change some body features.
And who cares anyway?
There are clothes made to fit every body size and there are individuals out there who love you for what you have.
Why bother your head over what you have no control of?
Excessive worrying is what urges people on to take extreme decisions by resorting to plastic surgery to alter some parts of their body.
Discovering and appreciating what makes you special and unique allows your body to respond and gives you the pleasure of living every waking moment to the fullest.
Our body is what carries us through this life.
When you love your body, you are more likely to nurture it in a way that is healthy for your body, your mind and spirit.
You emanate a healthier energy which allows you to be more playful, fun-loving and encouraging to both yourself and those around you.
Do you want to attract more love into your life?
Then it is simple; love your body!
By doing so, it attracts more love into your life.
Come to think of it, who would like to love someone who feels insecure about his or her body shape or size?
When you are too critical and judgmental about your body, it can easily radiate negative energy and in turn attract negative people into your life.
Such interactions cause negative emotions which releases chemicals into the body often leading to illness.
But the more you accept and love your body; you exude positive emotions which helps you physically and emotionally.
Think of the negative impact it will have on your self esteem.
Our subconscious mind listens and internalizes the negative thoughts and complaints we have about our various body parts.
Ponder over this.
Does your flat butt make you feel unsexy and unlovable or does your negative perception about your flat butt make you unsexy and unlovable?
Trying tirelessly to cover up what you don’t like rather draws much attention to it.
Rejoice at the fact that you have a healthy body which enables you to do all the things you want to do.
No one is perfect and no one is absolutely content with what he or she has but it is a gradual learning process aimed at loving ourselves and appreciating what the creator gifted us with.
Loving your body does not require you to be perfectly happy with every aspect of it.
Be grateful for the pleasures it offers, feel good about who you are and what you have to make you feel more attractive and enable your inner goodness to shine more brightly.
Do not allow your negative thoughts about your body imprison your self esteem thereby reducing your confidence.
Finally, cherish it, take care of it and most of all, love it.
By Efua Idan Osam/Citifmonline.com/Ghana