You may feel like loving your body is a bit of a stretch at the moment, and that's totally ok. Body neutrality is a good place to start, if you need to working accepting your body.
Positive body image isn't believing your body LOOKSgood; it is knowing your body IS good, regardless of how it looks.
It isn't about thinking you're beautiful; it is knowing you are more than beautiful.
Begin by shifting your focus away from what your body looks like, instead focus on what your body can do. Think about all the amazing things your body has done for you over the years. All the hills you've climbed, heavy loads you've carried, illnesses or trauma you've recovered from, people you've loved, comforted, helped and cared for. No matter how small, these are all amazing things your body has done for you.
Beginning to you acknowledge all your body does for you, will help you shift your focus away from your appearance. Your body is your forever home. But you are more than just a body. Are you kind, compassionate, intelligent, silly, generous, a great listener, creative? These are all qualities that make you beautiful.
Being beautiful means being yourself, and this is not defined by your physical appearance. Instead of asking "how can I change my body?", begin to ask "how can I take care of my body?". All bodies, regardless of size, shape, or ability deserve to be treated with kindness, care and respect.
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