To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to be accepted by yourself.
I put my body through a fair share of abuse occasionally - I speak horrible things such as saying to my body "you're fat", "you're ugly", "you're not good enough". 🙊I think I should stop right now! ❗️It's so unhealthy, so damaging... These kind of things don't come to surface often, but mostly in summer or on holidays. 🌊☀️
Two days ago I got upset because my hair was uncontrollably frizzy, the makeup melted off my face and showed my imperfections and my 'summer body' was not there. 🙈It's tiring to be chasing perfection - and what is it anyway? Instagram 'fitness models' don't look like their pictures in real life - it's all posed and not real. And what and who is it for? To mess with the minds of people like me and, even worse - young girls?🙄
Today should mark a start of NO MORE "work in progress" bullshit! This is as good as it gets and I will try to love my body and only speak positive things about it from now on. My body is healthy, it's very strong and it's beautiful to me. No one else has to like it. No one else has to live in it. I can't be abusing my 'home' anymore. It's so important to love my body now, and not 'when I'll lose five pounds'! I feel bad about years of abuse but I also feel good that I am coming to realise that I can no longer continue and must change things. It's difficult to be this brutally honest, but it's important to raise the awareness. Can you relate? How did you fall in love with your body? How did you learn to accept yourself as you are?
Imagine how different our lives be if we obsessed about the things we loved about ourselves?
This holiday will serve me well. I will spend the next few weeks out of my comfort zone learning to love and accept myself. Because I'm worth it❤️ #bodypositive #loveyourself #loveyourbody