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How can I feel better about my body?

It doesn’t matter how old you are body image plagues us all. That’s because what we see in popular culture doesn’t always reflect reality. In fact, it hardly ever does. So, how can I feel better about my body? Instead of looking at yourself as not good enough, appreciate all that your body can do!

Every day your body carries you closer to your dreams. Celebrate all of the amazing things your body does for you—running, dancing, breathing, laughing, and dreaming,

The National Eating Disorders Organization recommends keeping a top-10 list of things you like about yourself—things that aren’t related to how much you weigh or what you look like. Read your list often. Add to it as you become aware of more things to like about yourself.

Remind yourself that “true beauty” is not simply skin deep. When you feel good about yourself and who you are, you carry yourself with a sense of confidence.

How can I feel better about my body?

Look at yourself as a whole person. When you see yourself in a mirror or in your mind, choose not to focus on specific body parts. See yourself as you want others to see you–as a whole person.

Surround yourself with positive people. It is easier to feel good about yourself and your body when you are around others who are supportive and who recognize the importance of liking yourself just as you naturally are.

Shut down those voices in your head that tell you your body is not “right” or that you are a “bad” person. You can overpower those negative thoughts with positive ones. The next time you start to tear yourself down, build yourself back up with a few quick affirmations that work for you.

Try these out to start feeling more positive about YOU!

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