June 21 is the official start of summer, and it brings with it the promise of fun and relaxation. But for people who have concerns about body image, the initial excitement of summer can get overshadowed by anxiety once the shorts and bathing suits come out of storage.
Here are some ways to enjoy this time of year:
- Focus on gratitude for what your body is able to do instead of focusing on your perception of how it looks
- Try to make the healthiest food choices possible, keeping in tune with your body, and enjoy the colorful array of fruits and vegetables that are more plentiful in summertime
- Make sure to get the support you need to keep on track from a like-minded friend or professional counselor
- Aim to incorporate some form of movement into your daily life – this is a great antidote to stress and depression and can help you feel physically stronger, empowered, and uplifted