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  • Writer's pictureJessica Gerlock

5 Ways to Practice Body Positivity

Body positivity is important at every age and it’s important to practice it daily. We need to learn to accept ourselves and our bodies because we are only given one body and we should love the skin we are in. It is important to embrace the flaws you have because everyone has flaws. You need to invest in yourself with the goal to project a positive self-image. It doesn’t matter if you are skinny or overweight, young or old, male or female. We all have a body and should always be positive about it and be positive to others about their bodies. Here are some ways you can practice body positivity daily:

Self Care

If we want to learn to love ourselves and our bodies, it is most important we have to take care of ourselves. Self care could be anything from a healthy diet, getting a haircut, buying new clothes, taking a shower, or exercise. We have to take care of our bodies if we want to live a healthy and happy life. Invest in yourself daily and try incorporating something to care

for yourself regularly.

Reduce Social Media Influence

With the world of social media, we see unrealistic unhealthy bodies all the time. With all the photo editing apps out there we don’t even know what is real anymore. If you want to practice body positivity, reduce the influence that social media has on you. Face the truth and embrace your flaws. Every instagram model has flaws whether you see them or you don’t. Love yourself and do not look for exterior validation and definitely don’t compare yourselves to people you see on social media.

Positive Energy

Surround yourself with positivity and positive people. Part of loving the body you are in is accepting the body you are in and not letting others put you down. Don’t surround yourself with negativity. Try to be positive in every aspect of your life. Look at the world with the cup is half full mentality. Believe in yourself and be your best self.

Focus on Health Not Weight Loss

Focusing on being healthier is definitely more important than focusing on a number on a scale and will get you further in life. Every single person in this world has to focus a little more on their health. The number on the scale means nothing in the long haul. Try doing

something daily to improve your health and live a healthier lifestyle. Health is wealth!

Do Things that make you Happy

Being negative in life won’t get you very far. Do things that make you happy and make you feel good. Whether that is spending time with loved ones, or doing some yoga or even going to see your favourite band play live, be happy. Life is too short to be miserable and being happy in all aspects of your life will help practice the way you see yourself and the way others see you as well.

Looking in the mirror and loving the body you are in is so rare in today’s world. We compare ourselves to everyone and are never satisfied. If you are overweight you want to lose weight and if you are under weight you want to gain weight, we are just never happy with what we have. The important thing to remember is to be healthy and love yourself. Incorporating these tips in your every day life will take you a long way.

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