We can all relate to that eternal struggle: trying to love your entire self unconditionally. But try as we may, sometimes it just isn’t that easy. Some days we feel like we aren’t good enough (spoiler alert: you are!) because we don’t look like models in magazines. But the truth is, not many of us do. It would be a tragedy not to celebrate how beautifully diverse we are. But for those days that you aren’t feeling yourself, here are some ways to love you.
follow your body doubles
When our social media is plastered with personally unrealistic body standards, it can warp our inner thoughts on beauty. The best way to combat this is to follow social media superstars who you can relate to. Whether you love your voluptuous thighs like Ashley Graham or look to hijab wearing model Mariah Idrissi, seeing relatable people who are embracing their individuality can be truly empowering.
rock your favorite look
Sometimes the best way to beat the body blues is to look fabulous. Dig through your wardrobe for the outfit that makes you feel like you can take on the world. Whether it’s your little black dress or a pair of sweatpants, if it makes you feel beautiful and sexy, rock it!
empowering mirror messages
When we look in the mirror, we often become consumed with pointing out our flaws. We wish we could change this or that and never take a second to admire the beauty before us. So instead, look in the mirror and say one thing that you love about yourself out loud. Write it on a sticky note and slap it to the mirror. Now every glance at your gorgeous self, you’ll be reminded of what makes you beautiful.
talk with your person
We all have that someone who we can bare our heart to. Whether it’s your best friend, S.O., or mom, they’ll always provide that needed pick me up. It’s natural to have days where we feel like we aren’t enough. But it’s important that we don’t get stuck in that mindset. You are your toughest critic, so it’s refreshing to talk to someone who sees your worth. Hit them up and listen to their words of encouragement with an open heart.
Do that something that brings you joy. It may be a beach day or binging Netflix in your PJs. Whatever it is, go and enjoy! For in these moments of euphoria, you realize that you are so much more than your body. You are an incredible individual with your own passions and experiences that are unique to you.
It’s time to love yourself! You are so much more than your insecurities. Your body doesn’t define you, so go into the world and celebrate how incredibly exceptional you are!
How do you love yourself? Let us know in the comments below!