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20 Ways to Love Your Body
Article by: KarmaVille Staff
March 29, 2013

20 Ways to Love Your Body

 

Loving yourself is the most important thing in our life’s path towards happiness and health.  If you don’t love yourself, how will you grow and learn? 

 

People are too hard on themselves when they look at their body; they compare themselves to other people, I am not as curvy as her, I am not as buff as him, my legs are too long, etc.  If you do this, you should stop because we are all different.  Stop beating yourself up over this image you have in your head of the ideal body and learn to love the body you have.  

 

Here are 20 ways to love your body from OperationBeautiful.com:

 

1.         Think of your body as the vehicle to your dreams.  Honor it.   Respect it.  Fuel it.

2.         Create a list of all the things your body lets you do.  Read it and add to it often.

3.         Become aware of what your body can do each day.  Remember it is the instrument of your life, not just an ornament.

4.         Create a list of people you admire:  people who have contributed to your life, your community, or the world.  Consider whether their appearance was important to their success and accomplishments.

5.         Walk with your head held high, supported by pride and confidence in yourself as a person.

6.         Don’t let your weight or shape keep you from activities that you enjoy.

7.         Wear comfortable clothes that you like, that express your personal style, and that feel good to your body.

8.         Count your blessings, not your blemishes.

9.         Think about all the things you could accomplish with the time and energy you currently spend worrying about your body and appearance.  Try one!

10.      Be your body’s friend and supporter, not its enemy.

11.      Consider this:  your skin replaces itself once a month, your stomach lining every five days, your liver every six weeks, and your skeleton every three months.  Your body is extraordinary–begin to respect and appreciate it.

12.      Every morning when you wake up, thank your body for resting and rejuvenating itself so you can enjoy the day.

13.      Every evening when you go to bed, tell your body how much you appreciate what it has allowed you to do throughout the day.

14.      Find a method of exercise that you enjoy and do it regularly.  Don’t exercise to lose weight or to fight your body.  Do it to make your body healthy and strong and because it makes you feel good.  Exercise for the Three F’s: Fun, Fitness, and Friendship.

15.      Think back to a time in your life when you felt good about your body.  Tell yourself you can feel like that again, even in this body at this age.

16.      Keep a list of 10 positive things about yourself–without mentioning your appearance.  Add to it!

17.      Put a sign on each of your mirrors saying, “I’m beautiful inside and out.”

18.      Choose to find the beauty in the world and in yourself.

19.      Start saying to yourself, “Life is too short to waste my time hating my body this way.”

20.      Eat when you are hungry.  Rest when you are tired.  Surround yourself with people that remind you of your inner strength and beauty.

 


Source: operationbeautiful.com


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Posted By: MortiniUCee | 3/29/13 12:47 PM
Not sure of I put up a sign saying: Put a sign on each of your mirrors saying, “I’m beautiful inside and out" but good info. none the less!
Posted By: ThatGuyNamedTim | 4/01/13 2:51 PM
The I'm beautiful sign? Yeah... not for me either, but the article is good.
Posted By: Advent3 | 4/01/13 11:59 AM
As soon as you loose respect for you body its all down hill from there
Posted By: pettyDD | 4/01/13 12:30 PM
What if you dont love your body? I used to...
Posted By: WalkwMe | 4/01/13 1:01 PM
My weight has kept me from swimming for years in public pools or oceans lakes etc. Its hard to love your body when you know you can lool better
Posted By: Citizen0 | 4/01/13 1:04 PM
8. Count your blessings, not your blemishes.

Great!
Posted By: KarmaBGood65 | 4/01/13 3:09 PM
That's positive - I'll take it.
Posted By: kindredspirit | 4/04/13 11:50 PM
Every morning when you wake up, thank your body for resting and rejuvenating itself so you can enjoy the day.
Um no, Im yelling at the alarm and hoping coffee is made. Then Ill thank my body for getting my self out the bed to enjoy the coffee... lol

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