Strength is a necessary attribute that we all need in order to have the capacity to move forward in life. Some people are stronger than others and that's okay - as long as the people with more strength encourage those who don't have as much. Below are a few quotes that I want to share to help encourage you. Have a blessed week xx
10. "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." - Mahatma Gandhi
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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.
There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?
So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.
If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?
If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.
Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.
Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!
There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.
Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.
A few tips on how to keep your mind and body in shape this month.
1. Increase H2O
Water is so important on a daily basis, to begin with. Adding a few extra cups a day always makes me feel much more refreshed and keeps my skin very clear.
I personally do not like to take vitamins from the drug store, but you can do that or search what vitamins you can find in certain fruits and vegetables and increase where you think you need to!
3. Dress Properly
Wearing proper clothing outdoors and blow drying your hair before you go out is a huge step in the right direction to preventing you from getting a cold! Don't forget the hats and gloves your mom always nags you about.
4. Get Up
Get moving! Don't sit around, if you're a college student like me you already spend so much time sitting in class. Hit the gym or just get out for a walk, weather permitting
5. Eat More Fiber
Fiber found in apples, oats, and nuts is important in decreasing inflammation and boost immune system function. Also, this helps to reduce cholesterol.
6. WASH YOUR HANDS
I would think this is something people don't need to be reminded of, but please take the extra 30 seconds in the bathroom to wash your hands. It is basic hygiene and will keep you germ-free.
7. Drink Herbal Tea
Drinking herbal teas like chamomile and lemon can ease depression and anxiety by calming nerves and relaxing your body. Green tea is a great antioxidant.
8. You Time
Don't ever forget to make time for yourself. We tend to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our days, but at the end of the day RELAX. Drink some tea or hot cocoa, watch a silly movie, unwind from the day.
Add a few of these into your month of February to keep healthy, both mentally and physically!