These Amazing Steps Will Help You Learn To Love Your Body


People often say that I'm too skinny or make comments about how I need to gain weight, but I usually just laugh it off, because I'm perfectly ok with being a bit too thin like I am.

However, for many girls, loving their body isn’t as easy as that. We are constantly faced with images of the ‘perfect body’ in the media each and every day and told we are either too skinny, fat, short, etc. Basically, if your body doesn’t live up to that 'perfect body' standard, it can be very easy to start to dislike it.

It’s super easy to beat ourselves up about our own body when we are constantly comparing ourselves to this image. But that is no way to live your life! As we only get one body, it is important to love it no matter what shape or size it is! Need some tips on how to learn to love your body? Here are some of the best I could come up with.

1. Don’t Listen To What Other People Say

Just don't. When you are self-conscious, it is easy to take comments from others the wrong way. However, whoever said something probably didn’t intend it to come out the way it did. And they most likely didn't want to make you feel bad. Keep in mind that the person wasn’t judging you. In fact, by taking the comment the wrong way, you are the one judging yourself. So try and take everything that others say on the chin.

However, what happens if someone does say something that is meant in a nasty or malicious way? Simply ignore it! You shouldn’t be bothered by what other people think about you. Keep your head up high and show them that you don’t care. After all, haters gonna hate.

2. Be Proud Of Your Body 

There are definitely some things that your body can do that others might not be able to. For example, if you are a keen runner, you might be able to run a marathon. That’s something to be incredibly proud of as not many people can do so. But even if you aren’t exceptionally sporty, you can still be proud of your body. Maybe you have overcome a prolonged illness or health condition? That shows your body is a fighter!

Another thing that women should be incredibly proud of is giving birth. I gave birth at the age of 20 and I don't think I'll ever look the way I did before, but most of the time, I honestly don't care or even think about it. My son is so far the most beautiful thing I have ever created in my life.


Do you wish to be even more proud of your body? Then why not take up a sport and exercise? That way, you can take your body on a journey in which you can develop and increase your strength and fitness. As you continue to reach your fitness goals, you will always have something new to celebrate!

3. Follow Less People on Social Media

Social media is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family who don’t live nearby. However, many people find that social media can also be very depressing as it makes them compare their life to others. If someone is always posting weight-loss pictures and beautiful selfies, you may think you aren’t doing good enough. However, that certainly isn't true. If you use social media a lot, you need to keep in mind that people only post the best bits of their life. They may be having some troubles of their own that you aren’t aware of!

Do you still find that you are getting depressed while browing Facebook or Twitter? Maybe it is time to give social media a break until you are sure you love your body enough and won’t be affected by other people’s posts or simply unfollow every account that makes you feel bad about yourself. Especially if they are some random girls you don't really know personally.

4. Be Proactive

Another way to learn how to love your body is to be proactive. Is there something about you that you don’t like, but could easily change? Then you should do just that! For example, if you think you should lose a couple of pounds, hit the gym and change your diet. Once you put changes into action, you will feel a lot more positive about yourself and your body. Another way you could get more positive about your body is to treat yourself to one of the many cosmetic procedures on offer. You will find that these procedures help you look your best. And once you look your best, you will certainly feel your best too!

5. Dress The Body You Have, Not The One You Want 

Do you still have some clothing left in your wardrobe that you wore when you were a couple of sizes smaller? Are you still hoping that they might fit again one day? Rather than waiting for something that might not happen, you should throw out all these clothes straight away. It is important that you dress your body in clothes that are the correct size. And that means dressing the body that you have now, not the one that you want to achieve. Clothes that fit are a lot more flattering and will ensure that you always look your best. What is more, you don't need these small clothes to constantly make you feel bad about gaining weight. So make sure you wear and buy clothes that fit.

6. Become Friends With Your Body

If you treat your body badly, it won’t be so nice to you either! You need to be a great friend to your body. And that means taking good care of it. But there is more to it than just eating well and exercising. You could also talk to your body as if it was your best friend. What would you say if your friend lost a few pounds? You would congratulate her, of course! You need to mimic this when you are talking to your own body. Be sure to congratulate yourself and always be positive!

7. Respect Other Bodies Too 

You won’t be able to respect and love your own body unless you respect other people’s bodies too. And that means you shouldn’t body shame anyone else. Don’t be negative towards others bacause of how they look. By pointing out someone else’s flaws, you are only trying to mask your own insecurities. It is very important that you see other people as human beings and don’t just judge them based on their appearance. Once you stop being so superficial, you will be able to see past your own flaws and won’t be so hard on yourself either.

 
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.

7 comments

  1. I love this positive post! You look amazing :)

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  2. I decluttered my social media following too. From then on, I felt much less insecure.

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  3. I've done a lot of these, like removing people from social media, and dressing for MY body, and I can say that it has helped so, so, so much! I love my body, and I try to embrace other people's shapes as much as I do my own. Thank you for sharing Lona xx

    Kyia at WANDERLUSTGIRL// lifestyle & beauty
    Let’s be BLOGLOVIN friends!

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    1. I'm happy to hear that Kyia! Hopefully this will help other people too! :)

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  4. These are such brilliant ideas! I also love your writing style :) I think unfollowing those on social media who make you feel bad is definitely a good point as I think that can be a major downfall for a lot of people. I know I've been victim to that on occasion too!

    VioletDaffodils
    xx

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