the other day i got a new tattoo
it’s something i’ve wanted for a long time
and something i’ve put off for even longer
the thought of putting permanent ink on my body
also brought on feelings of inadequacy
at the end of it all
i didn’t feel sexy enough to
do what i wanted to do
how a b s u r d
so i wanted to share
some of the habits i’ve
created over the years to
encourage myself when i feel
so here they are
seven ways to be body positive
when your mind is keepin ya negative
- do some yoga
yoga is such a great way to
connect with your body.
it allows you to tap into your
strength and reset your mind
in order to be at one with yourself
- wear clothes that fit
it’s amazing how great you can
feel about yourself when you
shop for clothes that fit rather than
what size they are! clothes that
fit will always feel better, and they will
help you feel better about yourself, too
- check your people
spending time with people who
accept you just as you are will
always encourage you when you are
feeling down about yourself
your people matter, so invest in the
girls who remind you how hot you are
even when you’re in sweats
- embrace imperfections
that mole on your shoulder? it’s unique to you
that hair that won’t fall in place? tomorrow
might work out better. can’t get your brows
to even out? put on a little lipstick and
remind the boys your lips are off limits
no matter how hard they try. have grace for
yourself, babygirl. for every time you
think that imperfection is a flaw, there’s
someone who thinks it’s the cutest thing about
you. you’re worth all the grace today.
- have a jammin playlist
having a playlist to listen to when you’re
feeling down about yourself is always a
mood changer! listening to badass women
remind you about how great you are always
makes life easier. don’t have one? i’ll link
mine here! l o v e l y a f
- take ya damn selfies
taking selfies and sending em to your
girls is like, the best way to hype yaself
up when you’re feelin down. your girls
have your back – let em remind you how
cute your sweater is today!
- remember who you are
reminding yourself of all of the badass things you’ve
accomplished is a great way to keep positive
when you don’t feel pretty enough. you may not
feel pretty today, but that poem you wrote
made your friends feel all the things. you’re still
lovely af, even if you don’t feel pretty.
you are heckin’ beautiful, sweet girl.
so do some yoga.
show yourself some grace.
go dance it off.
you’re the most beautiful human.
you are woman, after all.