How to embrace and accept your body?
We live in society that loves to bring us down and make us insecure about your body. Our society earns a lot of money from making us feel insecure. They make us feel insecure about our bodies so we get something done, or we buy that expensive fitness program that will damage my health than actually help me. If there would be bigger opportunity in making us feel beautiful they would do it too. But of course it is easier to sell something to someone when they don’t feel their best vs when they will their best so that is why they do it. And they do it in very smart way, they know when a person keeps hearing someone over and over again this person will eventually believe it even if it is not true.
So they make sure that
we keep hearing how our bodies are not enough so we can eventually believe it and it is so evil but also smart. And even the strongest people can fall for it and start believing it. There is no person on this planet that never had bad body image day and it has nothing to do with your body or you, it is all society.
But we got to stop letting
society control us and control how we feel about ourselves. They can’t hurt you when you have done the work and have accepted your body and can be able to embrace your body the way it is. Of course you might have bad body image days, but they pass by so fast and also far less worse than before (when you didn’t accept your body the way it is). So today I will tell you how you can embrace and accept your body the way it is:
Get to know your body:
We can’t fully love our bodies, if we don’t know our bodies. For you to be able to accept and embrace your body, you need to get to know your body. Try new things and see how your body feels about it, it can be food, exercise or something else. Try meditating this way you will be able to connect with your body and therefore get to know it as well.
Take care of your body,
imagine that being someone you really love and treat your body the way you would treat someone you love. Working out is one of the best and the easiest ways to get to know your body. One other benefit of getting to know your body is that you will be able to know what is good and what is not good for your body. By getting to know your body, you will master listening to your body, which will do you so much good.
Embrace your culture:
Another great way to embrace your body is by incorporating your culture into it. For example you are from South America, how about you take Salsa dancing class or just dance Salsa at home? And while dancing Salsa try to connect with your body and try to listen to your body. It is important to embrace your culture in order to embrace your body! Body and where you come from have direct connection with each other!!
Affirmations are great way to improve your body image, by saying beautiful affirmations to yourself about your body will help you out so much. As I said when a person keeps hearing something about themselves they will believe it, by saying nice things about your body you will start to believe it. I have put together 7 beautiful affirmations you can tell yourself about your body so your body image can improve click here to check it out!
Highlight unique things about your body:
We tend to focus on the bad thing rather than good things. Instead of always mentioning how you hate certain things about your body, write down what you love about your body. I am sure there are view things you love about your body. Write it down and keep it with you at all times, I suggest writing in your phone. And every time you feel shitty about your body, take out this list and say to yourself aloud. This way you will boost your body image when it is not the best, but also knowing unique things about your body can make you also embrace the flaws about your body.
Embrace the flaws:
Know that without flaws your body wouldn’t be so beautiful. By having flaws that what makes it so unique and also it highlights this way the beauty. So look at your body and its flaws and try to embrace it. Look at things you love about your body and then at the flaws and try to understand because of that flaws you are able to see and have beautiful parts of your body. If everything would be perfect you wouldn’t admire it as much as you admire it now. See your flaws as something that is helping you see the true beauty of your body. If you can’t embrace your flaws, you can’t fully embrace your body either.
Know the bad effects of not loving your body:
Go online and read how damaging bad body image can be for you. Trust me body sees and hears everything and can be really bad for long term. By knowing this I am sure you will try your best to be better to your body, and you will try to love it.
By doing your best to take of your body is what will help you feel good in your body. When you had long day at work, take a relaxing bath. When you are busy, take 10 minutes break so your body can breath. When you don’t feel the best, take a time for yourself and really take care of your body.
Get comfortable in your body:
When you don’t accept your body that means you don’t feel 100% comfortable in your body. Do things that will challenge that. For example wear something little bit risky so you challenge yourself. Try also some massages or exercises that will help you with that as well. Whatever you think it might be scary, do it so you 100% feel comfortable in your body.
To feel good about your body and you being able to embrace it, it will take time, but if you try this out I am sure it will improve your body image. By sitting around and not taking care of your body, nothing will happen, but when you do something about it then the change will happen. I hope I helped you out and remember to always love your body no matter how it looks like!!!
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