Body positivity that is a topic that has generated a lot of attention online. Most of the things I’ve seen are about the beliefs and values behind body positivity, but how can someone embodied those values and beliefs everyday? Well, that is where this post comes in.
Wear What You Want
It really is so simple. Clothing shouldn’t be policed be anyway, so embrace your body and wear clothes you enjoy wearing. It’s your body, so cover as much or as little as you want. Wear bright colors and prints to your hearts content. And when you see someone else wearing clothes that are not “stereotypical” for their size, say the look awesome because they probably spent a lot of time picking that outfit. Complements go a seriously long way.
Listen To Your Bodies Needs
Your body speaks to you. It says “I’m hungry”, “I’m sore”, “I’m tired” and so much more. It is so important to listen to your body because it’s trying to keep you healthy and feeling good. Feed it when hungry, sleep when it’s tired, and pamper yourself from time to time. Treat your body with love. Make your body happy and yours, and this especially goes for those who may feel a gender disconnect from their body. Treat your body how YOU want it to be treated, and ignore what anyone else says, because it is not their body to comment on.
Hang Out With Other Body Positive People
When you are surrounded by like-minded people, difficult situations become significantly easier. You all can fight for each other and help each other in difficult times. They will lookout for you and you will lookout for them.
You only get one body, and it should be loved in every state and size it is in. The human body is an incredible living machine and piece of art. Seriously, our bodies can do remarkable things. Sometimes, you just need to remind yourself that your body is incredible. It also helps to remind yourself of what you find beautiful about yourself, inside and out. Be grateful your soul has a vessel as precious as your body.
Understand It’s Okay To Feel Insecure Sometimes
Some days are tougher than others. It is very hard to be extremely self-confident in your body every single day. It is okay to feel a little insecure sometimes; it can be a motivation to check in with yourself to see if everything is okay. Insecurity is only a huge problem when you are stuck in it. If you feel insecure, check in with yourself and affirm your gratitude.
Write, Talk, Discuss, Share
Spread the positivity to others. Write about, even if it’s just a tweet. Talk and discuss it with your friends and family. And share what other people say, like this post, to people who you think should hear or read it. It’s not just about loving your own body, but loving other’s and making a positive and safe space to be in, no matter what you look like.