Body-positive writer and activist Amanda Richards had a thought—and then another:
My boyfriend was chopping carrots in the kitchen when I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and lamented how bad my skin looked, to which he exasperatedly responded, “Aren’t you bored?” In that moment, I realized that yes, I was bored of all the negative self talk. And I definitely needed to learn how to stop being mean to myself.
For seven days, she looked at herself in the mirror, as uncritically as she could manage. One week later, she emerged, a newish kind of woman.