Love The Skin You Are In



Let’s be honest, we live in a society that’s saturated with thin body image ideals and weight-loss mania… and it’s easy to get caught up in constant thoughts of food choice, calories, and losing weight. These thoughts negatively impact your body image, or how you view yourself in a mirror or picture yourself in your mind, and they’re coupled with feelings of judgment about your body.

This month is all about self-love.

You know when they tell you to put the mask on yourself before assisting others on an airplane? That’s because you’re useless to anyone else if you aren’t taking care of yourself!


Take a bubble bath, go for a walk, or get a massage. If you don’t believe you have worth until you hit a certain jean size or weight, you’ll never get off the shame treadmill.


So, take a break from reality to focus on doing something good for yourself. It’s not lazy or selfish - it’s part of living a healthy, happy, self-love lifestyle.


The cool thing is that body image is a fluid concept, constantly shaped by various factors… so, every day, you have control over creating a healthier relationship with the one and only body you have!


Body image can be a major contributor to overall life happiness, especially when it comes to your self-esteem. So, before you take another look in the mirror, check out these 6 easy ways to work toward a more positive body image #SelfLove


  1. Engage in Positive Self-Talk: Write down a list of things you like best about yourself (you know, like we did yesterday!) and stick them around your mirror or dresser. Sometimes, on the days you are having doubts, one friendly reminder is all it takes to get your positive thoughts back on track.

  2. Do Something Positive for Others - Channel time and restless energy (that you might spend worrying about your weight or feeling guilty about that chocolate cupcake you enjoyed at lunch) into local volunteer work to lift you up and help others! Try taking out a friend for lunch or calling a family member in need. Reaching out to others always fosters the personal connections that help make you feel better about yourself in the long run.

  3. Acknowledge Your Body’s Strength - Your body is pretty incredible. It carries you through day-to-day life. Take a yoga class, go for a hike, or watch your favorite comedy with friends. Whether it’s laughing, dancing, running, or just breathing deeply, your body is capable of so many awesome things. Live in it today (for just a little while) with total gratitude.

  4. Create a Positive Mantra - Say peace out to that whiny, negative voice in your head by creating an uplifting phrase or repetition. People who practice self-compassion exercises feel less body shame and more body satisfaction. So, substitute self-defeating talk like, “I wish I had smaller thighs,” with new and empowering phrases like, “I am thankful to have such a strong, capable body!”

  5. Focus on Your Health - Rather than obsessing over appearance or a number on a scale, make lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, taking time to relax, and following a workout program by creating specific short-term training goals! Rather than nervously watching for weight loss, start walking 10,000 steps a day, learn to create healthy meals, or drink half your body weight in water every day. You’ll be crushing your health and fitness goals by focusing on really taking care of the beautiful body you live in!

  6. Practice Self-Care - You know when they tell you to put the mask on yourself before assisting others on an airplane? That’s because you’re useless to anyone else if you aren’t taking care of YOU! Take a bubble bath, go for a walk, or get a massage. If you don’t believe you have worth until you hit a certain jean size or weight, you’ll never get off the shame treadmill. So, take a break from reality to focus on doing something good for yourself. It’s not lazy or selfish - it’s part of living a healthy, happy, self-love lifestyle.The cool thing is that body image is a fluid concept, constantly shaped by various factors… so, every day, you have control over creating a healthier relationship with the one and only body you have!


The cool thing is that body image is a fluid concept, constantly shaped by various factors… so, every day, you have control over creating a healthier relationship with the one and only body you have!


Which of these simple ideas are you going to focus on first and how? Do you do any of these already? Join the conversation in my online community

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