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How Body Positivity Changed My Life

The words body positivity can elicit different reactions from different people. Some people view it as an excuse to be fat and unhealthy or say it is celebrating obesity. For some people, it is an impossible ideal of being able to love themselves and their bodies 24/7. Others view it as just one more way for people to profit from our insecurities. Then, of course, there is the actual body positivity movement which is rooted in giving people in bigger bodies the chance to be heard, represented and understood for the first time ever. 

Some people love it, some people hate it, but for me, body positivity changed my life.

5 Simple Steps to Self-love

If you have or are struggling with self-love and body positivity, this list is for you. A few simple steps you implement to start loving yourself more right now. A side note before I dive in. Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s easy. None of these things are easy to do, but they aren’t complex or complicated.

The best thing you can do to find self-love is simply choose to love yourself, but that it way harder to do than to say, and hopefully a few of these steps will help make that really hard choice just a little easier.  

How I Learned to Love Myself

I didn’t set out to become an advocate for body positivity. It sort of just happened. I loved what I was feeling so much I had to share it with others. And so in May of 2017, I posted my first picture of myself in a swimsuit on Instagram. I started slow but I dreamed everyday for more than two years of starting a blog where I could share my stories and maybe inspire someone else. It took me a long time to work up the courage and belief in myself to start this blog, but now I’ve started I can’t go back. I can’t go back to being quiet. I can’t go back to hating myself.