Turn your self-doubt into self-love! Check out this CEO’s advice to help you feel good in your own skin. [Friday: Mindfulness by Miles]
Miles Everson’s The Business Builder Daily speaks to the heart of what great marketers, business leaders, and other professionals need to succeed in advertising, communications, managing their investments, career strategy, and more.
A Note from Miles Everson:
Welcome to “Mindfulness by Miles!”
We hope you’re having a great day so far.
Every Friday, we publish articles about various health and mindfulness tips. Our goal is to help you enhance your overall well-being with the help of these topics and insights.
For today’s article, we’ll talk about ways to love and appreciate yourself.
Read on to have a clearer grasp of what it means to practice self-love and feel comfortable in your own skin.
Mindfulness by Miles
In a world bombarded by glossy magazines filled with size O models on the covers, Instagram feeds filled with “flawless” people, and other unattainable beauty standards, it’s easy to think and feel like you’re falling short.
Negative self-talk such as, “I’m too skinny,” “I’m too fat,” “I’m too short,” and the likes—all these badly impact how you see and treat yourself.
However, you don’t have to live that way for long. You can still feel good in your own skin even if you’re seemingly “not enough” based on the world’s standards!
Enter the revolutionary realm of body positivity, where every BODY is celebrated, cherished, and loved. Buckle up as we dive into the empowering world of this concept, exploring its benefits and highlighting why this movement is an essential force for good.
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The Beauty Myth and Its Toll
Picture this: A society fixated on an elusive “perfect” body type that’s as rare as a unicorn sighting.
MBO Partners CEO Miles Everson says for too long, people have been raised into thinking their self-worth hinges on fitting into a certain mold, causing them to silently battle self-doubt and insecurities. These unrealistic beauty ideals often lead to poor self-esteem, mental health struggles, and even harmful behaviors like extreme dieting or body shaming.
Then came body positivity, a social movement and philosophy that advocates for self-acceptance, self-love, and respect for all types of bodies, regardless of their sizes, shapes, appearances, or abilities.
This movement aims to challenge societal norms and beauty standards that often promote narrow and unrealistic ideals. The core idea behind body positivity is that all bodies are worthy of love, respect, and dignity, and that one’s self-worth should not be solely determined by physical appearance.
In other words, body positivity is about letting go of the notion that there’s a “one-size-fits-all” standard for beauty. This is about recognizing that all body types are all equally incredible vessels that carry each individual through life’s adventures.
Some of the benefits of body positivity include:
- Boosted self-love and confidence
- Diverse representation in society
- Better mental health
- Healthier habits
- A kinder, more empathetic world
Everson says he’s also had his fair share of struggling with insecurities about his physical appearance. It was hard looking at himself in the mirror and only noticing what he doesn’t have instead of what he actually has.
Thankfully, he was able to overcome such struggles and tap into his inner peace so that he could accept himself for who he truly is. One of the things that helped him value himself more?
Stopping comparing himself to others.
Everson understood that everyone is unique and beautiful in their own ways. By adopting this mindset, he was able to let go of the pressure to be like everyone else and live his life as happily as he could.
Below are a few of Everson’s tips that you can try to get into the body positivity bandwagon and become a beacon of self-love:
- Start With Self-Talk: Be your own best friend and replace self-criticism with self-affirmation. Celebrate your body’s triumphs, from the tiniest victories to the grandest achievements.
- Curate Your Social Feed: Follow accounts that showcase real stories and uplifting messages. Your feed can become a sanctuary of positivity and inspiration.
- Speak Up and Educate: Politely challenge body-shaming comments and educate others about the importance of body positivity. Your words can create ripples of positive change.
- Practice Gratitude: Focus on what your body can do rather than how it looks. Celebrate your body’s ability to dance, run, hug, and experience the world.
In a world that constantly bombards people with unrealistic beauty standards, Everson says body positivity is a life-affirming breath of fresh air. It reminds individuals that they are worthy of love and respect exactly as they are.
Everson adds it’s also important to note that body positivity doesn’t promote unhealthy lifestyles or disregard health. Instead, it encourages people to prioritize their well-being in ways that are sustainable and respectful of their individual needs and bodies.
Besides, by embracing your body with open arms, you pave the way for a more inclusive, confident, and compassionate future. So, take a collective step toward a world where every BODY is a cause for celebration, and self-love reigns supreme.
Have a great Friday, everyone! Spread the LOVE!
(This article is from The Business Builder Daily, a newsletter by The I Institute in collaboration with MBO Partners.)
About The Dynamic Marketing Communiqué’s
“Fridays: Mindfulness by Miles”
High-performance businesses are run by people who think and act differently.
In other words, these are people who are high-performing individuals.
Companies and individuals of this kind have found ways to escape the grind of commoditization and competition by focusing on the RIGHT goals.
High-performing businesses and individuals are also “return driven” businesses and “career driven” individuals. They conscientiously develop unique capabilities and resources that allow them to deliver offerings in ways no other firm or individual can.
Every Friday, we’ll publish tips and insights from MBO Partners and The I Institute’s “The Business Builder Daily” newsletter.
These will help you gain knowledge on the things that Miles Everson, the CEO of MBO Partners, often talks about regarding the future of the workforce.
We’ll also highlight other mindfulness advice on how you can be a high-performing individual both in your career and personal life.
Hope you’ve found this week’s insight interesting and helpful.
Stay tuned for next Friday’s “Mindfulness by Miles!”
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