Disclaimer: This myTake requires physical movement and realizing that you are just as beautiful as anyone else living.
I have noticed that some people are unhappy with their body types. Let me rephrase that, most people are unhappy with their own body’s. Women, especially.
I don’t think it’s fair for anybody to hate their own bodies. That’s why I have listed five reasons for why you should love your own body.
But why am I doing this? For what reason?
When I look into the mirror, 4/10 times I find something I don’t like to see. Whether that’s an ugly zit or my early-receding hairline, I rarely have any good thoughts about myself. This isn’t abnormal, we all do it. Sometimes we are our own bully.
I encourage you to get a mirror or go to your bathroom and look in the mirror.
Get up and go look at yourself!
Okay now that you are (hopefully) off of your couch, what do you see? Okay keep that in mind.
Now go sit back down and give yourself a pat on the back for getting up. Whether you saw something beautiful or ugly while looking into that mirror, I would like you to read the rest of my mytake.
Five reasons why you should love your body:
1. Love our body because it is the only one you have
This one should be obvious. The average life time for one is 79 years. This means that you will be in your body for somewhere around 79 years. Hating and self-shaming your body will not do any good because you aren’t getting any younger. Whether you are a teenager like me, or an 88 year old like my grandma, it only requires one thing to change the way you look— a good mindset. Having a good mindset could require one thought, or multiple, all depending on you. So take time to love your body because you will be in it for awhile, in fact, you will even be buried in it.
2. Love your body because it is unique
Being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.
Did you know that everyone is different? Probably, that’s also obvious. Everyone is different but similar in behavior and sometimes in thought. Recognizing that your body is different and will always be different, is just one step closer to accepting your body for what it is. Whether you are over or underweight, chunky or thin like a pencil, you need to accept that your body is unique. You need to understand that changing your body defeats the purpose of that word: unique.
The thing is, when we look in that mirror what we see is how we want to see not what we actually see. For example when I look in the mirror sometimes I compare myself to that of someone else. I want to see something I am not and for that reason I get disappointed with what I actually see in that mirror: myself.
Learning to accept that we are all born unique is one big leap closer to loving and respecting your body as a whole.
3. Love your body because it is beautiful no matter what shape or size
This can connect to the previous reason.
Let me just start this by saying that you are beautiful. How would I know? Good question. How would I know? I actually wouldn’t know, but it’s a good start.
What is beauty exactly?
A combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.
No matter what color, shape, size, form, texture, you are beautiful! That is a given.. you are literally the definition of beauty!
I’ll say it again, but the next time it needs to come from your mouth; you are beautiful.
I am not trying to convince you that you are beautiful, because it is already true and you just need to recognize it if you don’t already.
If you need to go run to the mirror and remind yourself that you are beautiful, my mytake will still be here for when you get back :)
4. Love your body because its nobody’s business
I think it’s time to not care what anyone else thinks. Seriously, it’s none of their business. If someone has a problem with how you look, it is none of your business to care about their business.
I don’t have time for hatters and neither should you.
5. Love your body because you are a perfectly imperfect human being
This one is very self explanatory and personally it’s my favorite.
My whole life I’ve been told that no one is perfect, but sometimes I question what exactly being perfect is. When I think of perfect, I think of a person with a perfectly symmetrical face, perfectly toned body, perfect smile, perfect life, perfect blah blah blah.
The truth is, nobody is perfect because it is impossible to describe what a perfect human being is.
Everyone is appealing in a variety of ways to different people and for that reason, we are all imperfect. There is no Mrs. and Mr. perfect! So stop comparing yourself to something that doesn’t exist: perfection.
Well there it is, five reasons why you should love yourself. These are just five reasons that I came up with in less than five minutes. Your turn. Whether it be in the comment section or on the back of a grocery receipt, write down what you love about YOUR body or just even in general about yourself.
Remember who you saw in that mirror? Say some good things about that person. You.
If you still can’t say anything good about yourself, I encourage you to go back to your mirror until you find at least five beautiful things about that person.
If you woke up repeating those five things to yourself, I guarantee that you will feel younger, healthier, and even more beautiful than you already are :)
Hope this made you realize something you already knew of course ;)