A Step By Step Guide To Loving Your Body
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A Step By Step Guide To Loving Your Body

50 simple steps to self love

A Step By Step Guide To Loving Your Body
  • Run a warm bath
  • Throw a Lush bath bomb in there
  • Turn down the lights until everything’s a little blurry
  • Light your favorite Yankee candle (the Holliday Collection is most effective)
  • Get naked
  • Take a deep breath
  • Put one toe in the water
  • Then the other
  • Then, slowly, sink down into the silky, lavender water
  • Close your eyes
  • Take another deep breath
  • Stay that way for a little while, letting the water hold you
  • Open your eyes
  • Watch the candle
  • Watch the flames dance
  • Let it mesmerize you
  • Let yourself drift a little
  • Then come back
  • Look down at your body
  • Smile, even if you want to cry
  • Cup your breasts
  • Because they’re yours
  • Touch the pouch on your belly that you wish was flatter, forgive it
  • Notice the stretch marks that trace your hips and thighs
  • Let them be
  • You don’t have to accept them or love them right now
  • It’s okay if you don’t feel perfect
  • It’s okay if tears are suiciding themselves out of your eyes, down your cheeks, and into the ocean of the bathtub
  • Sometimes that’s what healing looks like
  • That’s what reconciliation with your looks like
  • That’s what it looks like to forgive yourself
  • Next, I want you to wipe those tears away
  • Stand up
  • Let the water drip drop off your body
  • Step out of the bath, one foot at a time.
  • Forget your towel
  • You don’t need to hide anymore
  • Step infront of the full length mirror you’ve been avoiding.
  • Look into your eyes
  • Notice the pimple on your forehead and your un-plucked eyebrows
  • Notice your bright, shining eyes
  • Notice your long wavy hair that reaches past your shoulders to skim the space where your back disappears into your butt
  • Close your eyes
  • Take a deep breath
  • Smile
  • Whisper, “I love you…I love you…I love you,” until your heart is a little less heavy
  • Empty the tub
  • Blow out the candle
  • Turn off the lights and close the door.
  • Repeat once daily
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