It's LOVE YOUR BODY Day!
You are not defined by the reflection in your mirror. You are an amazing creation both inside and out. It's time to let go of the negative images you hold of your body and give it (and you) some much deserved love!
5 Ways to Celebrate Love Your Body Day
Use Body Positive Affirmations:
I treat my body with kindness. I make healthy choices that benefit my body. I am grateful to my body for all that it does for me. My body is worthy of my own love and respect.
My beauty cannot be defined by my physical appearance. My worth is constant and undeniable. Today I celebrate the beauty of my mind and my spirit. Today I appreciate the amazing and unique individual that I am.
I am grateful for my body. I nurture and take care of my body. I take time to appreciate my body for all the wonderful things it allows me to do. Today I treat my body with dignity and respect.
Put it in Writing:
list the wonderful things your body does for you.
list the wonderful things you will do for your body.
write love notes (encouraging and positive statements) to yourself and hang them on the bathroom mirror, the dash of your car, tuck one inside your pocket/purse.
Squash Negative Self-Talk:
Replace old negative inner talk with positive statements. Do it each time you find yourself thinking or saying something negative about your body and/or yourself. Say them with meaning. BELIEVE them. Positive self-talk brings about positive results. You'll be amazed!
Forget about weight, size, and imperfections. Be confident in who you are. You are beautiful just as your are!
Be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.
Pamper Your Body and Your Mind:
Take a long, hot bath. Use scented candles, essential oils (lavender relaxes, sweet orange lifts your spirits, grapefruit energizes and cheers), or bubbles, and oils to moisturize.
Listen to your favorite music
Slip on your softest, most comfortable pjs and your old fluffy robe and settle down for the night with a book or a movie.
Give your body some extra love and appreciation today, tomorrow, and from here on out!
How are you celebrating Love You Body Day?
This post is part of the 2011 Love Your Body Day Blog Carnival
NOW Foundation (National Organization For Women)