Loving your body

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Carrie Writes
Loving Your Body
Carrie Barrepski

For many years, I went through periods of body shaming, from feeling fat to hiding the hump in my back to comparing myself with others. This often left me feeling unworthy, ugly and depressed.
In our society, we often find ourselves comparing ourselves with others in social media and media outlets where we often have unrealistic expectations for ourselves, such as having the perfect figure. Over time, I have learned to accept my unique beauty with flaws and all through the power of positive thinking and affirmations.
There are four steps in stopping the self-hate game with ourselves. The first step is to focus on your health and feeling well. I have accomplished this by getting rid of the weight scale. I am no longer defining myself by a number. Instead, I am focusing on fueling my body with healthy and clean eating. I also use yoga and fitness to exercise and energize my mind and body.
The second step is to treat yourself the way you would treat someone you love. Why would you insult yourself when you would never insult anyone that you love and adore? This is something that I work on daily.
The third step is to always stay positive in all areas of your life, allowing positive energy to flow through you. More importantly, be grateful for what you have in your life.
The last step is to begin loving yourself from the start of the day by releasing all negativity. Treat your mind and body as a temple.

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