Reflect on your body
Take the time to calmly reflect on how you began to perceive your body during childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Have your friends made negative comments to you? Did your friends make fun of you? Have you been physically assaulted? What is the place of the media in your daily life? Understanding the origin of suffering is a good starting point for learning to accept it and move on.
Sort your values
When we focus on our imperfections, we forget that the physical aspect is rarely a priority in our life. Think about everything that really matters: health, love, family, friends, work, passions, etc. And put appearance in its right place among all these values.
It is not always easy for some people, but when you are given a compliment, try to swallow your negative thoughts and simply thank the person. Keep these nice words in the corner of your head or write them down on a notebook and think of them every time you are feeling low.
Stop hiding your imperfections
This change of habits takes time and a lot of courage, but the results are worth it. Start by no longer hiding your imperfections when you are alone, at home, then try outside, or with someone you trust. Do you wear loose clothing to hide your belly? Change this behavior by choosing tops of a different size and color. And with each step taken, congratulate yourself for your courage.
Reverse the trend
Whenever negative thoughts invade you, they translate into harmful behavior. Staying in bed all day to hide from people, lack of motivation when you feel out of shape, etc. Each person finds a different outlet.
Record these habits on a notebook to keep them in mind and do your best to reverse these trends as soon as the cycle of self-criticism begins. Replace these habits with positive gestures, encouraging phrases, and compliments from other people.