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How to Love Your Body and Maintain Your Wellbeing

Many of us struggle with a negative body image. So, here are some activities that will help you love your body every day of your life.

The fact that a lot of us suffer from negative body image isn’t all that surprising. After all, everywhere we look, we have various fashion magazines, beauty gurus, and cosmetics companies telling us that we need to be thin, conventionally pretty, and dressed a certain way to be considered attractive. 

But we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to fit any mold to be beautiful. You don’t have to obey anyone’s rules to lead a joyful life.

The key to success here is nurturing an endlessly positive body image. Learning to love yourself and the skin you’re born in takes steady consistent practice. But once you’ve adopted good habits, the effort will pay off tenfold. 

Here are some activities that will help you grow into the person you’re meant to be and feel gorgeous every day of your life.

Drink A Healthy Dose Of Realism Each Morning

The only way you’ll be able to become a more positive person is to throw out toxic things from your life. Start with yourself. Even the best of us often get caught in self-pity. We attempt to blame everyone else for our own problems. 

The thing is, even if there are fifty other people to blame for something, blame won’t really get you anywhere. You won’t get the “justice” you’re looking for. You won’t change. Things won’t get better. The only way for you to lead a better life is to understand that you are the one who’s in control. You are the one who has to do the hard work of getting better. Remember this every morning and actively work on making good choices and thinking positive thoughts. If you manage to do this, you’ll go far in life.

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Sign Up For An Online Fitness Program

Exercise is one of the healthiest thing you can do for your body and your mind. Moving and growing strong and physically capable feels amazing. Something as simple as doing 20-minute workouts each day can really transform your life. 

Since we’re all stuck home in quarantine right now, you can look into signing up for an online fitness program. Or you can work out to free videos that you can find on YouTube. Just type in “apartment-friendly workout” into the search bar, and you’ll find hundreds of excellent videos!

Nourish Your Body

It’s a little difficult to feel good in your own body. This is especially true if you keep feeding it processed food. 

Instead of processed foods, choose something that can nourish you, like healthy green veggies, fruit, and lean meats. If you start working out, increase your protein intake to build lean muscle mass and tone your body effectively. To help you do this, you can use plant-based protein in shakes and smoothies. These shakes or smoothies can be whipped up as a post-workout snack or just as a quick meal when you’re hungry. 

The point is, good food gives your brain the energy it needs to stay motivated, boost your mood, and it keep your body strong and healthy. Of course, avoiding processed junk can definitely help you lose weight. But that’s far from the only or most important benefit you’ll get. Transform your diet bit by bit, and you’ll stop feeling sluggish and start feeling like a million bucks every day.

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    Put Your Thoughts And Feelings Down In A Journal

    A journal can help you accomplish your goals, practice good mental health, and remain accountable. Writing down your thoughts and feelings and create a roadmap to success. Journaling is a powerful tool for self-reflection

    If you keep things written down on paper, you’ll have a clearer picture of your own mental state. You will also be able to examine and analyze things more closely. Doing this regularly can help you put things in a better perspective and understand yourself much better. 

    Banish Toxic People From Your Life

    There’s no point in creating a negative atmosphere around yourself even though most of the change you seek comes from within. If you surround yourself with people who are constantly demeaning you, criticizing you, or are never satisfied with anything, you’ll have a hard time staying positive.  Don’t let mean, petty people bring you down. Surround yourself with encouraging, and happy people who love you and want to see you succeed. 

    It’s never just one big thing – a positive body image comes from small, consistent habits you work on every day. The road to success is slow but steady. So, you need to be ready and understand that these things take time. The most important thing to remember is to be kind, patient, and loving with yourself. 

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    This post was written as a guest post. Guest posts are written by another party who may  or may not wish to be anonymous. Further, all posts are edited and formatted by Elizabeth Ghekiere. Want to guest post for ElizabethJournals? Learn more here.

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