As women, we can sometimes get stuck in the comparison trap or being down on ourselves. I wanted to put together a post that inspires us to continue to practice self love, care and body positivity. Every one of us is uniquely and beautifully made. No one is you, and that is your power. Here are some practices that I love to do to feel all things body love:
Getting in the right headpsace makes such a difference. Even just 5 minutes of these things can shift our perspective for the rest of the day. Things I love:
- Headspace, Calm or 10% Happier app
- Jesus Calling devo book
- Journey to The Heart meditation book
Workouts that make me feel good:
- Find a workout you LOVE. One you love doing and one that makes you feel amazing inside and out.
- A 30 minute workouts can totally shift my attitude, mood and energy in the best way.
- Each morning, I take a couple minutes to write down what I am grateful for that day. I also like to write down affirmations.. like I am loved, I am beautifully made, I am worthy, etc. Having a gratitude practice is so helpful in coming back to what is most important in life. Health, safety, family, friends, love, kindness, etc.
Cleanup your Instagram feed:
- Who we follow/what content we consume truly affects our headspace. “You are a result of the 5 people you spend the most time with” definitely applies to Instagram and what content you are consuming. I encourage you to clean up your social media feeds and follow people who uplift, inspire, motivate, entertain and educate you in the best ways.
Nourish your body with real food:
- Real food is fuel and medicine to our minds and bodies.
- Take a bath
- Do a face mask
- Drink some tea
- Slow down and rest
- Move your body
- Go for a walk
- Listen to a podcast
- Etc., etc., etc.
Remind yourself daily that you are LOVED, worthy, gorgeous inside and out. Here’s a quote from Becca Tilley (Bachelorette) that I found super helpful and TRUE:
“I had a moment the other day that really changed my perspective on how I view my physical appearance. I was thinking no one has ever impacted me by being beautiful or having the perfect body. It might get my initial attention or even be inspiring, but it’s never been the reason I remembered them. I am impacted by people for their loyalty, their patience, their generosity, vulnerability, etc. I’ve never said “she changed my life because she was pretty and skinny”. We spend so much time worrying about the thing that means the least to people”.