If you struggle to love and embrace your body, you are not alone. I haven’t met anyone so far that wouldn’t change anything about their bodies, including models and super fit people and those who also have high self-esteem. We can all be little too hard on ourselves sometimes. 

Insecurities can arise when they are very young, no doubt with messages we receive from magazines and watching the tv, and the pressures of social media don’t help. We need to learn to accept and embrace our bodies. This not only brings immediate results but also helps model healthy behaviour for future generations.

  • Make a list of what you love about yourself and what you are grateful for.
  • Embrace your individuality. Comparing yourself to others will get you nowhere, as we are all made different.
  • Work towards healing trauma and letting go of thoughts and feelings that do not serve you. Trauma gets stored in our cells and physical memory and leads us feeling disconnected and numb.
  • Start your fitness journey and healthy eating to make yourself feel better about yourself, and you need to be healthy on the inside first to make a change.
  • Self-love starts with you and ends with you, only you can make that first step for a better lifestyle.
  • Start and end the day by not looking at your phone so that other peoples’ energy doesn’t affect how you start your day off.
  • Don’t be afraid to remove any accounts on social media what are negative.

Remember your unique worth. You’re a lot more than your body—Practise body gratitude. Accept the things you cannot change and work on the things you can change. Regularly evaluate what and who you surround yourself with.

Smile more often and spend more time outdoors getting fresh air, and spend less time indoors on technology. Get rid of anything in your life that no longer serves your best interests.