It’s easy to want to change yourself. What’s harder is accepting yourself for who you are.
We’re constantly bombarded by messages that tell us our bodies aren’t enough. We see it on social media, we hear it in movies, and we echo those thoughts in our heads.
But this year, we invite you to try something radically different. Accept yourself. It’s challenging at first, but the difference you’ll notice is definitely worth it.
We know that acceptance is easier said than done. To help you embrace body positivity in 2022, we’ve put together a few quotes that inspire us:
Quotes About Body Positivity
“And I said to my body softly, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.’” -Nayyirah Waheed
There’s something so moving about loving yourself. In a culture that always promotes the idea of changing yourself, it’s such a relief to love yourself instead. Don’t give in to the notion that your body isn’t enough. Instead, recognize that it’s part of you; your body is just another thing to love about yourself.
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
Do you want to know what true beauty looks like? Loving yourself. Of course, we want those who we care about to love us, too. But seeking acceptance from others is never as fulfilling as what comes from within.
“My body is not yours to critique and discuss. My body is not yours for consumption. My body is my vessel. An archive of experiences. A weapon that has fought battles only I understand. A library of love, pain, struggle, victory, and mystery.” -Sophie Lewis
As you get older, you realize how much mental energy it takes to criticize yourself. Imagine how much more space you’d have if you let those thoughts go. When you love yourself, you take power away from those who try to bring you down.
“Your body is your home, your vessel in life. It needs to be respected and loved.” -Iskra Lawrence
Our bodies do incredible things for us. Take a moment to be thankful for what your body can do for you. Our bodies are so amazing, and yet, we spend so much time and energy thinking about why they aren’t enough. We put down our bodies because there are things we want to change about them.
Instead, try to shift toward gratitude. Recognize that your body is capable of amazing things.
How to Use Body Positivity Quotes
You’ve jotted down a few quotes that inspire and uplift you. But how do you keep them fresh in your memory? If they’re buried in your phone, you’ll forget all about them. Here’s how to remind yourself about body positivity:
- Write it down on a sticky note and attach it to your bathroom mirror
- Screenshot the quote and use it as your phone wallpaper
- Write it in your journal or calendar
Beauty is a multitude of things. But in its simplest form, beauty comes from loving ourselves. This year, let’s embrace and admire our bodies instead of criticizing them.
At Bare Body Sugaring, we believe that every body deserves to be celebrated. If you’re interested in learning more about our sugaring services, you can find more info here.