Loving yourself wholly and completely is a challenge for most of us, especially when it comes to our physical appearance. Bodies come in all shapes and forms—some muscled, some with stretch marks and others with hair in all the places that should be bare according to ‘societal norms’. But whatever the case may be, the body you have is keeping you alive and healthy—and you should appreciate it in all its glory.
It’s a tough process to start loving yourself, but the journey is lovely and full of learning once you embark on it. For those of you who shy away from clicking photographs or scrutinise every body part, we’ve got some feel-good mantras that could help you feel better about yourself. Negative self-talk can bring your spirits down and make you feel upset. To counter that, repeat these affirmations to yourself in the mirror every morning and see how your entire mindset changes.
Your body deserves food, nourishment and loads of love—it’s what keeps you going.
Skin is skin—it’s beautiful and imperfect and beautiful because it’s imperfect.
It’s difficult and challenging but you’re a gift to the world—and you need to be celebrated.
Ageing isn’t something that needs to be fought, it’s normal and it means that you lived a full life.
The body needs a round of applause for always being there, for growing and for being gorgeous.
This could be anything. It could be looking after it by eating healthy, by using skincare products that you love or by applying body lotion after a shower.
Love is all there is and love is all you need.
People’s opinions of you aren’t for you to be worried about.
It’s simple and true—you are beautiful and you deserve to be cherished.
You are brave to be accepting this and braver for wanting to change it.
To all of you reading this, you’re so lovely and radiant and the world is a better place with you in it—just as you are.
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