body love blog

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
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
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Be the Support System that your past self needed.
Don’t pay attention to the ones that berate you and focus on the ones that celebrate you! 

Happy Big Girl Appreciation Day! 

Please, love your body. It does so much for you – it carries you from place to place, it lets you make your thoughts into actions, it lets you laugh and dance and hug and have fun. Give your body the right food, drink plenty of water, exercise, but if your body tells you it needs a break, give it one. And please, don’t hate your body for the way it looks – it allows you to do so much, please give it nothing but gratitude, as its beauty warrants.

Acne is natural, stretch marks are natural, fat rolls are natural, and body hair is natural for all genders.
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I used to worry about having my arms exposed. I would wear jackets and undershirts all the time. One day in middle school, my dad asked me “Why are you covering your arms? It’s okay to have them out.”
Sometimes, it just takes a little bit of reassurance from the ones you love to get you through tough times. XD

Don’t feel bad if you can’t quite love yourself yet. Self acceptance is a journey. Appreciate how far you’ve come and have faith in how far you will go. You are doing great at your own pace.

You’re alive. You’re here. You’ve made it through another day and though there are 365 of them every year and you’ve lived through thousands before, you made it through this one. The world is a better place because you are here, living through another today.