There are already a variety of articles about body positivity available on Google. There hasn’t been much change. People still assess you based on your appearance. Your body type and size have nothing to do with your ability; ultimately, your talent matters.
One should always cherish one’s body as it is the home of one’s soul, and the two combined create one a living entity. The concept of a perfect body should now be fully abandoned, as there is no such thing as perfection. We are all flawed somehow, and there is nothing wrong with that. We should all appreciate our bodies as we are all unique.
Never let your mind bully your body by June Tomaso Wood is a great quote summarising the whole ideology of body positivity. Sometimes we put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect that we forget how much injustice we do to our bodies.
Nowadays, everyone wants to be in trend regardless of whether they want to be in a certain manner. There are many cases of peer /societal pressure to maintain a certain class regarding clothing and hairstyles.
It is the right decision to put your health ahead of your attractiveness.
Why do you even consider explaining your increasing body weight or facial pimples? Being fat has a stigma; calling someone fat to offend them is humiliating. Fat is merely an adjective, not a derogatory term.
Points to keep in mind for healthy living
- Stop comparison.
- Do not allow negative thoughts to overpower your determination.
- Love your body as a whole and not in pieces.
- Choose clothes which make you feel confident and not those which are trendy.
- Always remember beauty is a state of mind and not a state of your body.
- Accept yourself and love yourself.
If you want to take care of yourself, you should try practising these above-mentioned points for healthy living.
Bhawna Mehlawat is a researcher and writer from India.