Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Amy's Body Image Tips! #7

Self-care is another helpful way to boost your body image!  I didn’t want to waste any of the good stuff on worthless me.  In my mind, I didn’t deserve it until I lost weight. Once I got thinner, then I could pamper myself, wear great clothes every day, buy my favorite lotion, engage in physical activities I really enjoyed, show myself kindness and compassion.  

But I had to realize that life is too short and I deserve care and compassion at any size, shape, or weight.  And even more than that, if it makes you happy, do it, wear it, apply it!

Small gestures likes these, the ones that you do for yourself, truly add up. They contribute to a positive body image.  When you’re taking good care of yourself, you inevitably feel better.  It is never a waste to do something nice for yourself!  Here are some examples to get you started...

~Putting on perfume everyday
~Taking a bath with the works: candles, lotion, music
~Buying a nice lotion or body wash
~Doing your nails

Doing these things is more than just pampering or spoiling yourself. It’s honoring yourself because YOU MATTER!!

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