Like most people, my relationship with my body has never been perfect.
From a young age, I have had an interesting relationship with my body. I never looked exactly like the other girls in my class, my school uniform was never very flattering on my body, and I hated shopping. Every shopping trip meant trying on more clothes that I didn’t like on my body, didn’t fit right, and lots of tears in the dressing room. My body was the enemy.
I grew up in an age when social media was just emerging, photos and advertisements of the ‘perfect’ girl were blasted everywhere. Staring at these images, I only wished that I could look like them and promised to do whatever I could to. Little did I know, I was too young to realize that there is no such thing as a perfect body, only beautiful ones.
Beauty is unique to the person, it is not a one-size-fits-all standard.
As media prevalence grows stronger in the lives of young girls, body dysmorphia and body image issues increase. Though the media is evolving, the reactions of young girls who see these types of images remain the same. As these young girls try to keep up with how their favorite celebrities look in the mirror, they are ignoring how perfect they already are.
It may be hard to ignore what the media says is perfect, but the best way to drown out the noise is by affirming what you know is true: your unique beauty.
Can affirmations change your body?
An affirmation is a simple positive affirming statement repeated to yourself (either quietly or out loud) to help adjust your mindset.
Unfortunately they aren’t a magic fix. However, body confidence affirmations are the best way to begin your self-love journey. A changed mindset can increase motivation and, more importantly, your confidence.
Look at yourself in a new light. Appreciate your favorite features. Instead of criticizing or ignoring your flaws, recognize them as the qualities that make you unique to others.
How do I affirm my body?
Being consumed by the media's images of the “perfect” body can be so overwhelming.
As social media’s influence on our lives only grows stronger, don’t be afraid to claim your self-worth. Reciting an affirmation for body confidence each day can lead to more productive thoughts, a positive attitude, and can change the way you seize the day.
Whether your relationship with your body is better than ever or still a work in progress, here are 101 body confidence affirmations to keep body positivity a constant in your life and boost your self love…
- I see the beauty of my body
- I treat my body with kindness and compassion
- My body is my home, and I do my best to take care of it
- I love when my heart works hard
- I am more than just my body
- My weight does not determine my self worth
- I am unique
- I am beautiful
- I am special
- I treat my body with respect
- My body grows stronger each day
- I am worthy of love
- What’s inside matters more than what is on the outside
- I am becoming a better version of myself one day at a time
- Self-worth has nothing to do with clothing size
- I allow myself to love who I am, not who I think I should be
- The love I give myself is reflected in all areas of my life
- I release feelings of guilt and negativity towards my body
- Food is nourishment for my body
- My body deserves fuel
- Exercise keeps my body healthy
- I will listen to my body
- I am not my thoughts
- I choose to stop obsessing about my body
- I am worthy of the compliments I receive
- My power is on the inside
- My life is a blessing
- May I accept things as they are
- I can treat myself
- I am allowed to feel all emotions
- I am fearless
- I am unstoppable
- My body is healthy my mind is brilliant my soul is tranquil
- My body is perfect for me
- I am deserving of everything I have
- I am enough
- I say goodbye to self-pity
- The numbers on the scale are irrelevant to who I am as a human
- Food is not good or bad. It has no moral significance.
- I can choose to be good or bad and it has nothing to do with the amount of calories I eat
- I am still beautiful when I’m having a bad hair day
- I welcome positive energy
- Today is going to be a good day
- Look in the mirror, look at how beautiful you are
- My body is not for others’ approval or satisfaction, but for myself, to make me happy
- I am grateful for what my body is capable of doing
- I love and care for myself in a positive and healthy way
- I choose to be kind to my body
- The more I let go, there better I feel
- Even if I don’t see how pretty I am, there is someone who does. I am loved and admired.
- I can be a good person if I choose to be
- It’s my life, I can choose the way I want to live it
- When I smile, I actually make other people happy
- Balance is the most important
- ALL images in magazines are airbrushed, photoshopped, and distorted
- I stop comparing myself to others
- I recognize something beautiful about myself today
- I may not be perfect, but I am the best I can be
- There is nothing I would change about me
- My body does so much for me
- I have no need to put someone down to elevate myself
- It’s okay for me to like myself. It’s okay for me to love myself
- I feed my body healthy nourishing food and give it healthy nourishing exercise because it deserves to be taken care of
- I can be lazy if I feel like it
- I deserve to rest
- I don’t need to exercise every day
- I don’t need to push my body to it’s breaking point
- I take care of myself from the inside out
- I love my flaws
- My body is a temple
- It’s okay to love myself
- I do not give into my body dysmorphia
- I am getting better
- I look powerful today
- I radiate positivity
- I allow everything to be as it is
- I like my outfit today
- I look gorgeous today
- I have people in my life who care for me
- Worrying about what others think is only a distraction to living courageously
- I am grateful for my capabilities
- I am thankful for the body I have been given
- I do not spend time trying to be someone else
- I have everything inside of me that I need to take care of myself without using food
- A goal weight is an arbitrary number, how I feel is what’s important.
- I let go of what I cannot change.
- My body does amazing things.
- I do not let life pass me by
- I live for today
- As long as I am good, kind, and hold myself with integrity, it doesn’t matter what other people think of me.
- Other people are too busy thinking about themselves to care what my weight is
- I like this **insert clothing piece** so I am going to wear it
- Size is not everything
- I do not let my mind be a bully to my body
- I let go of negative self-talk
- I love the body I was born with
- There is no obstacle I cannot overcome
- Peace and happiness are inside of me
- I am an advocate for myself. I can’t rely on anyone else to do that for me
- A “perfect” body is one that works, no matter what that means for you personally
- I accept my body the way it looks today
Don’t be afraid to stand confidently in the mirror as you recite your daily body confidence affirmation, read them quietly to yourself throughout the day, or shout them from the rooftop as loud as you can. It’s time to finally take your confidence into your own hands and realize your self worth.
Love yourself first and love yourself hard.