❤️Be accepting of what you see in the mirror today, even if you want to change it for the better.
❤️Respect your body in all the ways you can.
❤️Learn to embrace the parts of your body you love the least. Because these parts are still a part of you, and they probably need the most affection.
❤️Refrain from abusing your body as much as you can – whether it’s in what you consume, how you talk about it, what you do with it, and what you don’t do with it.
❤️Forgive yourself and your body for the times you do not treat it well.
❤️Refuse to compare what you look like, and what your body can do, with someone else’s. ❤️Ensure that you’re fueling and feeding your body with the right nutrients as much as possible. And yes, this may be a sacrifice of time, money, and education. But it is worth it.
❤️Give your body rest, and make it a habit to give it rest. And not just when you are completely exhausted or sick. Rest is not laziness, rest is necessary. Rest keeps you going.
❤️Move with your body whether that means running, swimming, walking, biking, dancing, lifting, yoga, and stretching. If it is able, let your body move.
❤️Refrain from judging your body by the unrealistic standards society has set. ❤️Enjoy your body and what your body can do.
❤️Never become obsessed with the physical appearance of your body. ❤️Challenge your body. Whether that means cleaning it out from time to time with a short fast or doing a different exercise from the one you’re used to. Your body, like your mind, gets used to habits. And once in a while, it needs a shocking, good change.
❤️But also accept that your body, like any body, has limitations. Don’t let these limitations discourage you, let them be what they are – limitations that show you that you’ve come to your best.
❤️Never let the body that you have, and the perfections and imperfections that go with it, define who you are.
❤️Treat your body like it belongs to somebody you love.
❤️And above all, in any and all moments, honor these words, “You don’t have a soul. You are a soul; you have a body.”
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