Holy crap is this an important topic! How you look at and treat your body is a huge factor in your overall happiness in life. I know that I have had my days of feeling absolutely terrible about myself and have spent way too many hours in the mirror picking out every little imperfection. This type of self shame and negativity truly doesn’t help anyone in any way. When you spend time feeding yourself a story of not being worthy, all you are doing is bringing your energy down. We deserve it to ourselves to respect and love ourselves and are bodies. We only have one life and we are only promised this moment. Love your body and be thankful for what you have!
This may sound “woo-woo” for some people and I myself am still getting used to using affirmations in my life. If you think about it, they do make a lot of sense. How often throughout the day do you catch yourself saying things in your head like “I am not good enough to do that” or “If I were prettier, life would be so much easier”? How would our lives change if instead of those thoughts we immediately replaced it with “I am brilliant” or “I radiate warmth and beauty”? I feel like it’s safe to assume that nothing negative could come of it! So in any instance that you start thinking these negative thoughts, immediately replace it with an affirmation that you repeat to yourself over and over. It might feel stupid or unnatural at first but you owe it to yourself to be your own biggest fan.
Move your body. Exercise. Not even for the intention of getting more fit but for the fact it’ll make you feel better. Walk outside and feel the air on your face. Go for a run. Be grateful for all that your body can do. Stretch, breathe, treat yourself well. The movement gets your blood flowing and releases endorphins too that will help in feeling an overall sense of positivity in life.
Be nice to yourself
This one is so much easier said than done. We are constantly bombarded with how we think our bodies should look. It’s so easy to find the aspects of ourselves that don’t fit that specific mold that we think we need to fit to be “worthy”. You are always worthy. Instead of always thinking of your body as gross, see the beauty and fabulousness of it. Be nice to yourself. Support yourself in the way that you support everyone around you.
Surround yourself with uplifting people
There are so many sayings that essentially imply that you are who you surround yourself with. This is so important to note because the people you spend time with have an effect on you whether you think so or not. Do not spend time with people that intentionally or passively make you feel bad about yourself. It’s hard enough fixing your own thought process, having negative energy around does not make it easier.
You are so absolutely and profoundly beautiful. Please do not let anyone ever tell you otherwise. I know, you might be thinking “oh, you don’t know me” but I do know that no matter what that you have so much beauty and grace within you. The more you see it and embrace it in yourself, the more others will too. Confidence and self-love is the greatest kind of sexy!