body image quotes

Just because you don’t look like somebody who you think is attractive doesn’t mean you aren’t attractive. Flowers are pretty, but so are sunsets and they look nothing alike.

12 Steps For Self Care
  1. If it feels wrong, don’t do it
  2. Say exactly what you mean
  3. Don’t be a people pleaser
  4. Trust your instincts 
  5. Never speak bad about yourself
  6. Never give up on your dreams
  7. Don’t be afraid to say “no”
  8. Don’t be afraid to say “yes”
  9. Be KIND to yourself
  10. Let go of what you can’t control
  11. Stay away from drama & negativity
  12. LOVE
women do not have to
  • be thin
  • cook for you
  • have long hair
  • wear makeup
  • be feminine 
  • be graceful
  • have sex with you
  • shave
  • diet
  • be fashionable
  • wear pink
  • love men
  • listen to your bullshit

I know this can seem the simplest cure, but it often causes more harm than good. there was a reason you left, there was a reason they left. you will become stronger, I promise. 

It’s absolutely impossible to please everybody.
It really is.

With there being so many desires, opinions, and expectations being flung at us within a single moment, it’s just not possible. We are only one person. One human. There is only so much we can do when it comes to satisfying everyone around us.

However, we must do everything in our power to make sure that we ourselves are taken care of. That our needs are satisfied. That we are loved and nurtured. That we are genuinely happy.

We are only one person. One human. And that, my friend, is the perfect amount to be able to manage ourselves. So make sure to do so; with unconditional love and care.

—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
10 Underrated Self Care Things To Do:
  1. Tidy up your bedroom
  2. Change your whole outfit - underwear, shoes, hairstyle, the lot
  3. Scribble with a Crayon as hard as you can on a big sheet of paper
  4. Go to a library and wander around in the quiet
  5. Make a wish list on each of your favorites shops’ websites
  6. Go to sleep as early as you can bare
  7. Play the “would you rather?” game with a friend
  8. Talk to your sibling(s), see what they’re up to
  9. Sit down and study for a bit, then see how you feel
  10. Open a window, sit next to it and smell the fresh air
Hair removal, at its core, is a form of gendered social control. It’s not a coincidence that the pressure for women to modify their body hair has risen in tandem with their liberties, Herzig argues. She writes that the effect of this hairlessness norm is to “produce feelings of inadequacy and vulnerability, the sense that women’s bodies are problematic the way they naturally are.”