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12 Wonderful Ways to Fall in Love With Your Body

By Dominica

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Last Updated: November 1, 2021

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We only get one body to dwell in while we’re on this planet, so we might as well fall in love with it and treat it respectfully.

If you’re like many people, you don’t like the way your nose looks, or the way your thighs rub together. Or maybe you wish you had a bigger this or a smaller that.

Your feet look odd, your hair is turning grey or it’s too brittle, too straight or too curly. And, the scale never reads what you want it to read.

I could go on and on.

Unfortunately, many men, women, and youth do not like parts or all of their body for one reason or another.  This can cause them to feel insecure, unhappy, and cause unnecessary stress. I think we can agree that there is no such thing as a perfect body.

Even those that think they do have that perfect body have some sort of flaw or one thing they may not like about a body part.  In fact, some of the most perceived “beautiful” people according to the norms our culture has set in place are the most unhappy with themselves.

They’ve got the “looks”, but their self-worth is seriously lacking.

In a society that puts way too much emphasis on the outward appearance, I radically encourage you to fall madly in love with your body no matter what it looks like! 

Maybe it’s not exactly as you wish it would be, but you can still fall in love with your body day after day and be confident in who you are. Now, I’m not just talking about weight here.

If you’re struggling with a weight issue, I do advise you to consider eating healthy and exercising regularly as a lifestyle. But don’t judge yourself based on your weight. Just refuse to do that.

 

 12 Ways You Can Begin Falling in Love With Your Body

1. Pick a body part.

Each day pick one body part and state one reason why you love that part. You can stand in front of the mirror and choose one part and either state what you love about it or state why you love it. For example, you might love your hands because they can help you do so many things throughout the day. 

2. Look at it.

Many people refuse to look at their bodies in the mirror because they do not love the way they look. 

I challenge you to look at yourself in the mirror and choose to love your body no matter what it looks like. Love the curves, the love handles, the sagginess, the hair, stretchmarks, and everything. It’s just skin and hair, so set out to love every inch of it!

3. Let go of control.

Sometimes you just have to let go of control.

You might not ever be able to get rid of the stretch marks, the love handles, the extra hair, the odd-looking toes, etc., but what you can do is let go of your compulsion to control how your body looks. Running to the plastic surgeon or covering up your perceived flaws is not necessary. You can choose to LOVE you, body and all.

4. Fall in love with your inner self.

The more you love your inner self, the more you will love your outer self. 

Work on increasing your self-love and before you know it, you’ll be falling in love with your body and be more confident all the way around.

5. Ignore others.

You will encounter others that put a lot of weight on what the outer body looks like.

The media tends to favor the slim model type and guys with ripped abs and flawless skin. Make a decision to ignore others when it comes to your body image.  In other words, don’t compare yourself to others.

Choose to love your own body as it is right now because that will make you feel good. Now, if you want to make changes for health reasons or for the fact that you love to workout and build muscles, go for it. That’s awesome. But if you don’t, that’s awesome too.

6. Forgive yourself.

If you’re holding a grudge against yourself for the way your body looks, for getting that big tattoo, for not wearing cocoa butter when pregnant, for gaining that weight, etc., just forgive yourself and let it go. 

Fall in love with every tattoo, stretch mark, and what others might call a flaw.

7. Make a daily declaration.

Look in the mirror and make a simple declaration that you love your body.

Say, “No matter what, I love my body. Every square inch of it!” Do this daily or as often as you need to, and you’ll find that repetition serves you well.

8. Unconditional love.

See yourself through another person’s eyes, like your pet or child. 

They don't look at your body and see one little flaw. They see you as radiant and lovable and if you can look at yourself the same way, you’ll fall in love with yourself often.

9. Dress as you wish.

When you fall in love with your body, your wardrobe may change.

Go ahead and purchase outfits that you love and that serve your body well.  Dress to impress yourself first, and let your confidence shine through your clothes.

10. Pamper yourself.

When you love something, you tend to pamper it, so go ahead and pamper your body well.

Get a massage or a manicure and pedicure. Treat your body to some tender loving care regularly.

11. Reward yourself.

The more you change your attitude toward your body from negative to positive, reward yourself.

Go out to a favored destination. Spend time doing what you love.  Honor your commitment to love your body.

12. Let fear go.

You may have been holding onto fear of what others think of your body. Let it go. 

Do not concern yourself with what others think of you. That is their business. Your business is to honor and respect your body no matter what. Just let fear go and do not let it back in.

 

Fall in Love With Yourself

You can fall in love with your body daily. Make a commitment today to view yourself with gentle and loving eyes and as you do, you’ll begin to change your mindset and feel better about yourself inside and out.

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4 comments on “12 Wonderful Ways to Fall in Love With Your Body”

  1. 12 Wonderful ways to fall in love with your body, this is so true and works so well.
    I started working on this 6 to 7 years ago and everything that you have written is so true and it totally works.
    It started with me when I looked in the mirror and I did not like who I saw looking back at me or the lifestyle that person was living, I did not know that person and I made a commitment to look in the mirror daily and have a conversation about ChangIng my lifestyle and my physical appearance.
    Change is never easy, it requires commitment and time and it is only when you start to see results that you get totally committed.
    I look in the mirror every day now and I love that person who is looking back at me, I have conversations with that person and say I Love you, as different as some people may think this may be, it works for me and that is all that matters.
    Everything that you have written about, dancing for exercise, loving yourself, masturbation, and all the other suggestions that is in the list of 20 that is what helps you to love yourself.
    We have this body from cradle to grave and we are the only person who can nourish it, love it appreciate and Love it.
    It makes living in this body what it is supposed to be.
    Control your Mind- Control Your Life”

    I love dancing so a workout is one of the pleasures that I enjoy, the body needs and appreciates all of the pleasures that you can give it.

  2. Hello,
    12 ways to fall in love with your body is indeed inspirational especially the very one that you have to see yourself through the eyes of others like your kids. And again I love this motivational quote from you. And I quote "everything I have ever dreamed of is coming true for me. And I express gratitude for all" thank you for these words. Amazing words indeed. Often times we must have done many prayers on some issues of great concern, but instead of repeating them over again, your quote serves better and in no time you'll see the manifestation of what you've been praying about. Amazing words indeed.

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