Ever thought how everyday items around the house affect body image?
There's a lot of little things lurking around you'd hardly think about! But once you've given them the flick, you'll be amazed at how much better you feel about your body.
Here are 3 things to consider tossing out now.
1. Bathroom Scales
You might have heard the phrase you're more than a number. Well, that holds true for the old bathroom scales too!
There are so many things that contribute to our bodyweight that this number, is thus, not a reflection of health. Yet the number on the scale can leave us stuck in the cycle of placing worth based on that number.
I remember those days, waking up, and then jumping on the scale before doing anything else! Unsurprisingly, it always put me in a negative body frame-of-mind.
So it's got-to-go. Good riddance bathroom scales! Hello, connecting and tuning in to your body's needs instead.
2. Clothes that Don't Fit or Feel Comfortable
Notice when wearing uncomfortable clothes, how body hyper-aware you become?
You end up having to readjust clothes and can feel restricted all day long. By the end of the day, you can't wait to get home and put something comfortable on again.
Consider donating those old clothes that don't fit, feel uncomfortable, or leave you thinking, 'one day, I'll wear this again.'
Instead, leave room for the clothes that your body enjoys. Goodwill stores are a great place to donate and get new body-loving items too.
The aim is to fill your home with clothes that feel good (inside and out) right now.
3. Old Beauty Product Promises
Also, have a think about tossing out old beauty products filling the bathroom cabinet no longer used. Maybe they were bought on a whim or a hope it would change yourself somehow.
I call that deluge of old half-used bottles that take up space gathering dust the beauty product museum!
We all acquire beauty product museums from time-to-time.
But keep those shelves free for the products you love using and leave you and your body feeling great right now.
PS. If tossing these things feels expensive, store them away after checking expiry dates.
Think about how good it will feel when all you see in those two small rooms of your house is body-affirming wares!
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