Thursday Thoughts - Self-Love
Journal Prompt – Care for your body. Self-love and self-acceptance are the ultimate acts of self-care. Love your body through it all! One thing I’ve learned is that my body is forever changing, and I let it. I’m not 20 anymore, so my body is going to be different as I get older. Use this journal entry to be body positive, write down everything you love about yourself! Even if you have negative thoughts, explore the reasons why you have those thoughts. Are they your own thoughts, or because of what others say? Never let anyone tell you how YOU should feel, BE your amazing self and LOVE your amazing self!
I’ve struggled with body image my entire life. I used to have confidence but then it went away as I grew into my teens and twenties. Now as I’ve entered my thirties, it’s starting to come back because I’ve started to not give a f*ck about what other people think of me. Other peoples’ opinions of you are only a reflection of themselves, not you. I had a friend who had body images issues herself, but she brought everyone else along with her and her issues, always commenting on people’s weight, and even mine and other friends. I never took it personally because I knew it was because of her own issues. Looking back on it now, it’s really sad because she’s a beautiful woman. What has society done to us?
My mom always tells me that my period cycle will change every 10 years or so, and it has, but I’ve found the same goes for my body. At different ages, my body will be in a certain weight range and not fluctuate too far from it. Since I turned 30 my weight has increased but has now peaked and is staying within a certain range again. At first, I didn’t understand it but now I do, I’m getting older and along with my cycle changing so is my body along with it.
With all of this being said, I’ve learned to love myself through all of these changes because I am human. We are all human, and as much as we LOVE to control every aspect of our lives we simply can’t. Go with the flow, laugh, enjoy, eat the damn cupcake!
Follow along in your own journal! Have Fun!