Feel Better About Your Body With These 11 Life Changing Tips

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We know “Loving your Body” isn’t always easy

We know “Loving your Body” isn’t always easy

Be kind to yourself and how you feel about your body.
It will pay back the favor.

It’s our human nature to self-criticize.
Sometimes there’s just nothing else to do but to sit with that feeling of dissatisfaction.
But there are ways to help push one out of that space.
Here are 11.

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Grin at your own reflection

Grin at your own reflection

Honest to goodness, it’s the best way to feel better about yourself.
And when you give yourself a good look in the mirror, you’re bound to also feel less stressed.
Studies show it reduces stress.

Make something creative

Make something creative

There’s so much our bodies do for us that we don’t think about.
Constantly, we should be praising our bodies for being so strong, focused, alive.
But we don’t.
So it’s important to take time to do things that prove to yourself that your body is amazing.
Paint something, design something, put together a puzzle.
Anything you create will be praised.

Soak your body and you'll soak your soul

Soak your body and you'll soak your soul

Give yourself a motivational speech in the shower.
Pretend you’re in a play and recite a poem, sing a song or chant if you really want to.
Doing something naked reconnects you with your body.
Speaking to yourself reconnects you to your soul.

Speak to yourself as if you were talking to your friend.

Speak to yourself as if you were talking to your friend.

A little self love never hurt anyone.
Tell yourself why you’re so awesome.
Give yourself a pat on the back.
Heck, speak as if you’re giving the eulogy at your own funeral – whatever gets you pumped up, do that.
Why? Cause you deserve to hear something nice from yourself once in awhile.
The trick is to make sure you believe it.

Test your limits

Test your limits

Do something physical why don’t you.
But really, getting physical, challenging yourself mentally and getting your heart rate going is a fantastic way to get yourself out of a slump.
Learn to do a split, walk on a slackline, go kayaking.
Whatever you’re into, do it more often!

Pep talk time

Pep talk time

To be kind to yourself means to be true, honest and caring.
Think of a mantra and repeat that message over and over to yourself.
If you don’t believe it when you start, you certainly will after a few days.

Make a list of what’s upsetting you. Then get rid of it.

Make a list of what’s upsetting you. Then get rid of it.

You’d be amazed by how impactful the mere throwing away of a list you’ve made that contains your problems and worries is.
Smudge, burn, spit, rattle - whatever your ritual is, practice it when you’re feeling upset.

Get your groove on

Get your groove on

What’s the number one way to literally attend to your body’s happiness? Orgasm baby.
Nothing sends a rush of endorphins and absolute pleasure like a little nooky.
Get to know your sweet spots, while at the same time appreciating all those parts of you that keep you up at night.

Take your time

Take your time

Look, whatever you’re feeling is also okay.
Don’t put so much pressure on yourself.
It’s great to feel wonderful, but when you don’t, you don’t and that’s just how it is.
Take the time to sit with that feeling and know that in the end, this too shall pass.

Think of something nice to say to everyone you meet

 Think of something nice to say to everyone you meet

Stop focusing on the negative.
The more positive attributes you can pick up on other people, the better you’ll start to feel about yourself.
Try it, it works.

Treat yourself to good food.

Treat yourself to good food.

Whatever it is.
Good food that makes you feel good is worth treating yourself to every once in awhile.
If you love going for fro-yo and consider it a treat, go and treat yourself! What about that expensive salad from the health shop with all the nice seeds and nuts, or that to-die-for smoothie that’s probably overpriced but makes you feel like a goddess? And if you don’t have a treat, find one and make it yours.

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