If you’re new to the body positive movement, it is a movement that radically and unapologetically celebrates how we view bodies, while re-imagining and confronting, how society views bodies. The body positive movement is about embracing all genders and races, and rewriting the narrative of what a normal body looks like. It’s veering left, when marketing and corporate America is going right.
Our overall quality of life is greatly impacted by a negative self body image, which can lead to the following:
- Eating disorders
- Poor self-care
- Depression and anxiety
- Weight cycling
- Self-harming behaviors
- Substance abuse
Change your body image narrative
If you’re interested in changing the narrative with your relationship to your body, find out more about the five attributes to the body positive model.
- Reclaim your health
When you reclaim your health, you’re unpacking the messages that have influenced your perception and relationships with food, exercise, and your body. The ultimate goal is to approach these issues with neutrality, and develop overall health-centered self-care. When you embrace self-care and what is right for you, you become the authority on your body and can sift through societal tales and myths of what beauty is.
- Impart intuitive self-care
The goal of intuitive self-care is to listen to your body; to know its wisdom and guidance. Seek out resources and tools to arm you with the best information on food and exercise. Once this practice becomes a habit, you’ll be able to discern true wisdom and guide yourself better in daily life.
- It’s all about self-love
Give yourself compassion, grace, and forgiveness when developing self-love, and ditch criticism. When you leave self-doubt and harsh thoughts behind, you’ll enable energy to help you make life choices confidently.
- Know your definition of beauty
Beauty is not one thing, nor is it linear. Embrace your beauty as a dynamic and fertile endeavor, while cradling authentic beauty in yourself and others.
- Seek and build community
Connection is everything, especially in a society of technology. The beauty of this digital age, however, is you can build community with groups online. Find or create a group of people who share your quest in beauty and health. Finding a mentor can also be helpful while you’re unpacking all your thoughts and experiences. The community you build or are apart of will help navigate through these often challenging times.
Snuggle up to body positivity
The road ahead can be heartbreaking, and often people will scrutinize your voice. Countless body image activists have received push-back from society. Adidas model, Arvida Bystrom, received rape threats for showing leg hair in a short dress. Leg hair! Celebrities are under an even more magnified lense, which is their choice, but people, like Ashley Graham, Amy Schumer, and Lena Dunham, constantly receive death threats over their appearance.
So, get comfy with being uncomfortable, but in the process, you’ll really identify with who you are.
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