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The Secret To Loving Your Body Unconditionally

Many of us struggle with self-acceptance and loving our body for how it looks. Women are subjected to so many external and internal expectations to appear a specific way that it's easy to cycle into self-criticism. However, learning to truly accept your body is an important element of self-care. Here are some simple tips on how to love your body unconditionally.

Recondition Yourself

It is said that human behavior is learned. This means that one can teach themselves self-love through constant positive reinforcement. This can be as easy as painting your nails, doing your hair or going for a walk. Find an activity that makes you feel good about yourself. Once you establish a positive action, reinforce it daily or regularly. By associating different activities with feeling good about yourself, you can learn that such behavior will positively impact your thoughts and how you feel about yourself. When you continuously do this, you will discover an unconditional love for your body.

Positive Thinking

Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the good things in life and expects the best outcome instead of the worst. That means accepting your body exactly as it is and not picking it apart or wishing it was different in some way. It sounds easy, but it can be really tough to do! A great way to start is by thinking positive thoughts about your body. If you find yourself thinking something negative, replace it with a happy thought. Instead of thinking to yourself, "My stomach is too huge," try saying to yourself, "I adore my curves." It will take some time, but you'll gradually begin to see your body in a new way. 

Treat Your Body Well.

By treating your body parts well, you will find ways to improve what is not as good and really highlight what draws most attention like your eyes. So, identify what you don’t like about your body. For example, if your hair is hard to manage, find styles that can suit you well, like braiding. If you have great skin, make sure it is always radiant.

Also, make sure to eat healthy, drink water and exercise at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes. This will strengthen your body and give you a dopamine happy feeling that will change how you look at your body image.

Embrace Your Uniqueness

We have different qualities that make us beautiful and special. You should embrace those qualities instead of wishing you were someone else. When you love yourself, you will be happier and more confident. Some ways to think more positively about yourself include making a list of things you like about yourself, both inside and out and then embrace it all as what makes you unique and special.

Final Take Away

Learning to love your body unconditionally is not always easy, but it is definitely worth the effort. Follow these tips given and do them consistently as a step to a happier, healthier life.  

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