Body Positive Quotes: Learning To Love Your Body - Femanin

Body Positive Quotes: Learning To Love Your Body

Body positive quotes are very much needed in a world that is determined to body shame! We need to learn to be kinder to ourselves.

The media constantly tells us how we should look; plastering pictures of gorgeous slender women on the cover of magazines to drill in this notion of an ‘idealistic’ image.

With body shaming so prevalent in society, it’s only natural that people direct that shame towards themselves, which only leads to greater insecurity and mental health issues in the long run!

How about instead of condemning cellulite, we celebrate bodies in the different shapes and sizes they come in and remind people that their body is beautiful! Here are some body positive quotes to help you start believing in yourself for once!

Body Positive Quotes:

“To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” — Alan Cohen

This quote by Alan Cohen reminds us that we need to love ourselves for who we are now not the who we could be. Work on accepting your body and who you are in the present moment.

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“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

Being yourself IS beautiful. Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us that self-love comes from within, not from other people’s validation. We need to learn to accept ourselves and disregard whether or not other people will accept us.

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“Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good.” — Serena Williams

Pro Tennis player Serena Williams reminds us that there is beauty in being different and being different is a good thing! No one should live their life as a sheep. There’s only one you.

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“If we make self-love or body acceptance conditional, the truth is, we will never be happy with ourselves. The reality is that our bodies are constantly changing, and they will never remain exactly the same. If we base our self-worth on something as ever-changing as our bodies, we will forever be on the emotional roller coaster of body obsession and shame.” — Chrissy King

Chrissy King makes a powerful point about how we tend to treat self-love and body acceptance as something that is ‘conditional’ and how this can really affect our mental health.

We constantly change and evolve as humans as this is an inevitable part of life. We go through new phases and have new experiences that take a toll on us both mentally and physically, and we cannot base our self-worth on a body that is constantly in a process of a change. Love what you have now.

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“You can’t hate yourself happy…can’t criticize yourself thin. You can’t shame yourself worthy. Real change begins with self-love and self-care.” — Jessica Ortner

Shaming and hating yourself will not get you any closer to happiness! Happiness is a state of mind and it all starts when you learn to love and care for yourself, instead of constantly criticising!

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“I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does that—even the people that I consider flawless—then you can start to live with the way you are.” — Taylor Swift

Country-pop sensation Taylor Swift is one of the most glamorous and powerful women in the music industry but she, like everyone, has her insecurities too! When the world perceives women who fit a certain body type to be the definition of ‘beauty’, of course we’re going to be insecure! It’s time to shed the expectations because each and every one of us is beautiful!

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“And I said to my body softly, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.” — Nayyirah Waheed

Be proud of the person you are. Your imperfections are part of what make you unique and beautiful! Do not shame yourself for not meeting a certain criteria. Love the person you are and the body you have in this moment and remember to be kind to yourself! You’re on a journey, accept that things will change and come and go, but the relationship you have with yourself will always need nurturing!

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