Self-care is not only about maintaining weight, keeping fit, skincare routines, and hygiene, it includes body positivity. Self-care is also about embracing your body the way it is.
You have scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, name it, these things are normal. They are just cosmetic issues that should not get you worried, just take care of them and do not let them limit you.
Do you know? Belly fat protects your stomach, intestines, and other delicate organs. However, then why are you worried about getting a flat tummy? Let those fats do their work! Appreciate them for what they do. Although you have to keep your belly fat healthy, for your health's sake, not societal validation's sake.
We are so excited about body positivity, we love to see every type of body being appreciated, this is the reason we love some body positivity quotes
You wanna know the quotes? Then, read on and get inspired to love your body TODAY.
"The most powerful thing anyone can say to us is what we say to ourselves".
We so much live this quote because it assures us that what matters most is what we think of ourselves, not what others think about us. The validation we give ourselves is more powerful than the validation from others.
You have stretch marks on your bikini area, but to you, these stretch marks are damn sexy! You are convinced they are sexy and attractive, no way any other opinion will change your opinion.
It is whatever you hold and believe in that your mind will react to. Imagine you have acne and you have been maintaining them, whenever you look into the mirror, you wonder how come you are still this beautiful despite the acnes. That's validation from within, it always set you in a great mood, it inspires you more than whatever compliment anyone may give you.
Seek validation from within, compliment yourself, and let others' compliments be a bonus. Then, you will realize how powerful your words are.
"I definitely have body issues but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does - even the people that I consider flawless - then you can start to live with the way you are."
Did you know that Rihanna, a whole Queen of Pop, the Queen of Fenty Beauty, has a body issue? She has hyperlipidemia, a condition where you have extra fats in your blood. Yet, she is very positive about it, she gets body-shamed, but because she tells herself she is a Queen, no other person's opinion can overpower that conviction. Then, this takes us back to our first fav quote.
Do you think you are the only one with stretch marks? You are wrong! Many women out there have stretch marks. Those stretch marks are normal, it means your skin is expanding beyond what it is used to, which is very normal.
You have hyperpigmentation? Many people out there have too, and the sun is hitting your melanocytes (the cells that produce melanin).
We hope you have realized that other people have that condition you consider a blemish, you are not in this alone, then start to live with the way you are.
"Hating our bodies is something that we learn, and it sure as hell is something that we can unlearn"
Who told you having pimples makes you less beautiful? Of course, the society. Having a flat tummy is the ideal way? You learned that on the internet, again, the society. Freckles are abnormal? Society taught you this. Then, you start to hate yourself when you have any of these.
Who told you you can't be a rebel? Turn against society and lay your rules! Unlearn all these things it has taught you. Go to a hilltop and scream it into the ears of the world "I am beautiful with these freckles!"
"To h*ll with your rules, I set my damn rules!".
It's time you unlearn what the world has taught you and teach the world what you believe in.
"In order to find real happiness, you must learn to love yourself for the totality of who you are and not just what you look like"
Portia de Rossi
Body positivity is not just about your body, it is also about your personality. If you keep worrying yourself about those freckles and do not look at how kind you are, then you are toying with your happiness.
Love your body and appreciate those great personalities you have.
You have keloids taken over almost all of your face, but the kids love how you make them happy, then why can't you appreciate yourself for being loving, generous, and sweet? Smile to yourself anytime those great deeds you perform cross your mind, be happy.
"You have to stand up and say, 'There is nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am, you are the one with the problem!"
We are giving Jennifer an Oscar award for this!
You need to put people where they belong! Let them know the problem is with their eyes for not being able to see the beauty you radiate. The problem is with their mind to think you are abnormal with those stretch marks.
Nothing is wrong with your shape and size, the problem is with them.
"Weight loss does not make people happy or peaceful. Being thin does not address the emptiness that has no shape or weight or name. Even a wildly successful diet is a colossal failure because inside the new body is the same sinking heart."
Before you start to worry about how "fat" you are, how you need to hit the gym and shed some weight, are you happy from within? Attend to your mental health and happiness first before you worry about dieting.
No matter how banging your body is if you are not happy from within, you won't even have the chance to be happy with your newly-gained body.
"Work out because you love your body, not because you hate it."
You want to shed some belly fat, that's great! But are you doing that because society says belly fat is not "sexy" or because of your health?
Work out to lose belly fat because you know too much of it can be medically dangerous to your health. Hit that gym because you love your body the way it is and you want to maintain it.
Do everything for your happiness and body, not to seek validation from society and not because you hate the type of body you have.
Body positivity begins from within, it begins from your conviction that you are good and beautiful the way you are. It begins with doing what makes you happy and appreciating your body. Body positivity is not just about your body, it is also about your personality. Embrace all those you see as defects and stand to tell the world that you are awesome that way.
Read and digest the above body positivity quotes. Remember that you are not the only one with those dark patches, maintain your body, stay happy, our a smile on your face, and put a smile on the faces of others.
Cheers to Body positivity 🥂