Great read about self love! 💙. _______________________________________________#Repost @wonderfulwildwomen
Accepting yourself. ✨
As part of this Instagram takeover I want to talk about loving our bodies.
Social media can become a bit of a paradox when it comes to self acceptance. Instagram has many positives; it creates amazing communities (like this!), it can be a source of inspiration and fantastic connections can be made. As with anything, there are also negatives; it can increase pressure to strive towards the non-existent 'perfect' body and we can fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to others.
Through my own mental health struggles my body has fluctuated in weight and appearance. I had long periods of inactivity and then periods doing lots of exercise. This exacerbated my body insecurities.
Fellow ambassador, @gillymcarthur
, gave me this pearl of wisdom. Gilly told me as a way of helping her body confidence, she bought a bikini and started to learn not to focus on her own body hang-ups... so I went and did the same!! 😍
Also, I rediscovered the blog I wrote for WWW last year, which reinforced that I want to love my body for what it can do, rather than focusing on what it looks like. (I will leave a link in the comments below ⬇️). Perspective shift -- I want to focus on the beautiful tarn I am about to jump into, surrounded by the amazing mountains, rather than fixating on my body hang-ups.
So, to all of you women and men struggling with accepting your body - let's celebrate the amazing functionality of the human body and the adventures it can take us on!! .
for these delightful photos.
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