Showing your love for other people, nature, and whatever else you so choose is awesome but don’t forget who else needs love too… YOU! Loving yourself is one of our 7 Steps To Stomp Out Breast Cancer and it is key in maintaining good overall health in all aspects of life— physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. For some, loving yourself may seem difficult, but we promise you it can be quite easy and SO worth it. Finding your inner confidence will make you so much happier and so much healthier! Our nonprofit is focused on teaching everyone, especially the youth, that a healthy, active lifestyle is the best way to prevent breast cancer and loving yourself is a key component in our recipe to health!
We’ve found 17 quick tips that can help you remind yourself why you are absolutely amazing:
Stop focusing on parts of your body you aren’t happy with, stop obsessing over eating the right things, and stop obsessing over jiggly bits. Just stop it! As soon as you acknowledge the feelings, the easier it becomes to stop the thoughts before they happen.
YOU’RE NOT A NUMBER
Forget about the number on the scale and the number on the tag. Wear an outfit that fits and makes you feel fabulous. The number means absolutely nothing.
BE NICE TO YOURSELF
Use kind words with yourself daily, taking a moment to look in the mirror and tell yourself how beautiful you are or how awesome your hair looks today.
A body in motion is a happy body. Be proud and thankful that your body has the ability to run, dance, and jump. Some aren’t so lucky.
STOP THE BASHING
Be the one who puts an end to the body-bitching sessions and change the subject to something much more enjoyable.
Actually, be your inner goddess. Channel her awesomeness by tossing your shoulders back and smiling while enjoying your day. You will glow.
THINK FROM THE INSIDE
Your body is an amazing thing and is made up of so many working parts to create your special self. No one else is like you. Take a moment to feel — and appreciate — your whole self.
Become aware of your negative feelings and think about where they come from. Overcoming negativity isn’t easy, but taking it one day at a time leads to success.
STOP FEELING PRESSURED
You don’t have to be thin to be beautiful. Sure, we’re exposed to skinny models and ideals daily, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow by example. Take things as they are and recognize that you don’t have to be like everyone else, we were made as individuals, not clones!
Make a self love daily goal and stick with it. Encourage your brain to have direction, changing the way you feel about yourself and your body. Goals could be promising to take care of your body, being loving, or having fun.
Meditation cleanses negative energy from the body and gives your brain and body a chance to chill together. Allowing them the time to get in tune while being present is a wonderful way to feel better about yourself.
Buddy up with a friend and make it your dual duty to offer support and love when needed. It helps knowing someone is there for you!
For every person you compare yourself to there is someone comparing themselves to you.
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH WHAT YOU LOVE
Spend time with people you like, environments that encourage and support you, and sounds and scents that you love. If you’re happy with what’s happening around you, you will instantly feel pretty good about yourself too.
FIGURE IT OUT
When you’re feeling frustrated about your body, figure out what the real problem is. And it’s OK to have a bad day every once in awhile, but don’t wallow. Sometimes a bad night, a heavy lunch, or just an off conversation can make you feel insecure.
The more you expose your body and get used to seeing yourself in all your glory, the more comfortable you’ll feel with your body.
You only get this one body. Give yourself a break and accept it for what it is. Once you love yourself — and your body for being it’s unique self — you will feel better about everything.
Sources: Pop Sugar