Self-care is not picture perfect
Why should you start focusing on self-love?
Why is self-love so important?
Self-love is key for mental health and wellbeing, being in harmony with yourself can improve your mental state of mind.
Also it can affect all your human interactions, because with self-love, you'll show up in relationships as a strong, confident, and secure person.
We can simply say that self-love is the new #relationshipgoals
Perfectionism is what we are all about, we stress about having the perfect life, with the perfect work-life balance, and at the end of the day, when our life does not look like as the one we have imagined we can be so negative to ourselves.
BODY-POSITIVITY MANTRAS YOU DEFINITELY NEED TO HEAR
Body Love can be difficult especially close to Valentine's Day, but, like anything, the more you practice it the better you'll be.
You have to take care of you every day.
These body positivity mantras can help you start your day right:
"I love my body as it is today."
"My worth isn't defined by my weight. I define my worth and I am worthy."
"Others opinions of my body do not affect or involve me."
"I am much more than just the way I look."
Remind yourself how proud of and thankful for your body you are, try saying these mantras to yourself, and really believe them as you say them.
5 TIPS FOR PRACTISING BEING BODY-POSITIVE
Many of us struggle with becoming body-positive.
Body positivity is about viewing our bodies as something that is not only perfectly acceptable but entirely wonderful.
We collected 5 tips for you that you should keep in mind when practicing self-love.
1. Get rid of your scale
Weighing yourself can become an obsession. The scale can have power over your happiness and self-worth. The number on the scale does not define your worth, it simply tells you your relationship with the gravity of the earth.
2. If you wouldn’t say it to your friends, don’t say it to yourself
When you find yourself being critical of your body, ask yourself, “Would I say this to a friend?”, the answer will most likely be “No”. Treat your body like your best friend!
3. Learn to accept a compliment
By not being able to accept a compliment, you are putting yourself down. Avoid responding to a compliment with “Thank you, but…”. Simply showing your gratitude by responding with just a “Thank you” is enough.
4. Don’t compare yourself to others, or your younger self
Everybody is different, and our bodies change significantly as we grow older. It is normal and healthy to not look like what we looked like 4-5 years ago. Comparing yourself to others, or even yourself, does nothing for you, so just be(you)tiful!
5. Donate your clothing that doesn’t fit and buy clothing you feel great inside
Instead of torturing ourselves with thoughts that we no longer fit into our favourite pair of jeans, donate them! Buy clothes that make you feel great in.