When you think of simple ways to heal your relationship with your body, what comes to mind?
You’ve heard it before: “love yourself, love your body.” It’s much easier said than done.
Let’s face it: we live in a society that idealizes thinness to an unhealthy degree. Women are taught to hate themselves for not fitting into a certain mold, and many of us do.
But we can change that. We can learn to view our bodies with compassion and acceptance by putting in the work to heal our relationship with our physical selves. Learning how to appreciate your body is a process, and it takes time, but you can do it! And it’s so damn worth it!
Here are some ways that you can begin to treat yourself with more compassion:
1) Remember that your body is constantly working for you — Say thank you for what it does for you.
2) Stop comparing yourself to others — You are enough just as you are, and so is everyone else. Comparison will only make you feel worse about yourself.
3) Move in ways that feel good — Stop punishing yourself with exercise! Find activities that make you feel happy, healthy and energized. When you view movement as something joyful instead of punishment, your relationship with exercise will change drastically and you may find yourself wanting to do more of it!
4) Eat foods that nourish your body — This means eating foods that fuel your body while still being enjoyable for you. And it’s okay to treat yourself every now and then (winking at the chocolate cupcake on my kitchen table) – Just don’t overindulge.
Our relationship with our bodies is something that most of us struggle with at some point in our lives. It is easy to feel self-conscious, to focus on all the things we don’t like about ourselves. That is why it’s important to take time to get to know your body, and really hold space for yourself to appreciate how amazing you really are.
All in all, you’re beautiful. You’re unique. You’re brave. You deserve endless self-love and respect. So take care of yourself today, and every day. Nurture and care for your body as if it were the most beautiful masterpiece in the world, because it is.
Get in touch! We can set you up for a free consultation and answer any questions you may have. Let’s get started on planning the boudoir photoshoot experience to kick off your journey to heal your relationship with your body.
Karice Danae is an award winning, published boudoir & beauty photographer based in Roswell, Georgia about 20 minutes north of Atlanta.
Her work can seen in issues of Looks Like Film, Toffee & Honey, Retro Lovely Magazine, True Self Magazine and Venus Cult Magazine.
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