Love your body, no matter what you're going through
Going through endometriosis and fibroids has been a struggle for me, I’ve gone through stages of my life where I felt very insecure, particularly with the constant bloating in my mid – section, which we all go through from time to time. But I’ve learnt to love my body, yes my body shape is different from the next person, but that doesn’t mean I am not beautiful. My different body shape does not make be better or worse than someone else. It's important to remind our-self whenever we catch our-self comparing our-self to others.
Having a positive body image is a self-care gift you can give yourself everyday, a mindset shift that is just as important for your wellbeing as physical self-care habits such as drinking water or getting enough sleep. Body positivity is about embracing all aspects of your body and recognizing that the notion of body “flaws” and “imperfections” does not exist.
There is no ideal body standard to which you must conform to. Instead, there is a wonderful diversity of body shapes and sizes that makes each person unique and lovable. Imagine a world where there are no standards of body perfection, where you feel completely comfortable in your own skin, where embracing body diversity is the norm...
So ask yourself these important questions:
What would you be doing differently if you weren’t preoccupied with physical appearance?
How would you spend your valuable time and energy?
Would you focus on and develop all the things that give your life joy and meaning?
Try these out in the next week:
- If you find your inner voice criticising yourself about your appearance, forcing yourself into believing you are not good enough the way you are, replace this inner voice with words of acceptance and love, knowing that you are uniquely lovely exactly the way you are. Remind yourself to refuse to engage in thoughts that tell you are not good enough.
- Make a gratitude list of all the ways you are grateful for your body apart from appearance. What are some of the many wonderful things your body does for you and for others?
No matter what you're going through, we are here for you.
Love, Kel xx