Let’s face the reality, we are living in a digitally driven age where our minds are getting heavily influenced by what we see online. A lot of the problems and inner struggles that exist today were unheard of just a few decades ago, and one of the struggles is around body image and the ability to accept and love your body.
We are constantly getting bombarded by societal expectations, filtered images on social media, and ever-changing beauty standards. It’s easy to get caught up in the comparison game and feel like we are falling short.
We lose sight of the fact that each body is a unique work of art, carrying its own stories, strengths, and beauty.
It’s okay to have moments of doubt or frustration. You are not alone in this. So many of us struggle with body image or body dysmorphia and each person’s experience is valid and unique.
I certainly have struggled with body dysmorphia A LOT. To the point that it massively impacted my confidence and the quality of my life.
The following Affirmations for loving your body are designed specifically to cover the different aspects and challenges of low body image that will help you get into the right headspace to become deeply content with your body and cherish your unique blessings.
For your ease, I’ve divided the affirmations into several sections. Here’s an overview. Feel free to jump between sections:
- Affirmations for Loving Your Body
- Letting Go of Past Experience of Body Shaming
- Accepting Your Natural Body Shape and Facial Features
- Letting Go of Unrealistic Beauty Standards
- Getting Rid of Social Media Influence on Your Body Image
- How to Use These Affirmations to Start Loving Your Body
- Additional Resources for Body Positivity
35 Affirmations for Loving Your Body
1. My body is a unique masterpiece, worthy of love and acceptance.
2. I embrace the beauty that comes from within, radiating confidence in my own skin.
3. Every curve and contour of my body tells a unique story, a story of strength, resilience, and self-love.
4. I choose to see the beauty in my reflection, appreciating the uniqueness that sets me apart.
5. My body is my friend, and I treat it with kindness, respect, and the care it deserves.
6. I release any negative thoughts about my body, replacing them with affirmations of love and gratitude.
7. I celebrate the magnificent vessel that is my body, recognizing its inherent worth and beauty.
Letting Go of Past Experiences of Body Shaming
1. I release the weight of past judgments, embracing self-love and acceptance in the present moment.
2. The scars of body shaming do not define me. I am rewriting my story with compassion and love.
3. I let go of the echoes of criticism, choosing to cherish and honor my body for its unique journey.
4. My worth is not determined by others’ opinions. I stand strong in my self-love and authenticity.
5. I release the grip of shame, allowing myself to replace judgment with love and acceptance.
6. I am resilient, turning past pain into strength, and using it to build a foundation of self-love and self-confidence.
7. My body is a representation of the love I have for myself, and I make sure it reflects that self-love, self-care, and self-respect.
Accepting Your Natural Body Shape and Facial Features
1. I honor the natural shape and form of my body, recognizing its beauty in its authenticity.
2. Each feature on my face tells a story, and I embrace them as markers of my unique journey.
3. My body’s shape is perfect for the life it allows me to lead. I cherish it with love and acceptance.
4. I release the need to conform to societal expectations, embracing the natural beauty that is uniquely mine.
5. Every imperfection is a testament to my humanity, and I celebrate them as part of my unique charm.
6. I choose to see the beauty in my natural features, appreciating the variety they bring to the world.
7. My body’s shape and facial features are a reflection of my inner strength and resilience, deserving love and admiration.
Letting Go of Unrealistic Beauty Standards
1. I release the pressure to conform to unrealistic beauty standards, as I embrace my authentic self.
2. I am not defined by external expectations. My worth goes beyond societal norms and ideals.
3. The beauty I radiate is not determined by societal standards but by the love and kindness I show to myself.
4. I let go of the pursuit of perfection, recognizing that true beauty lies in authenticity and self-love.
5. My unique qualities make me beautiful, and I celebrate them with pride and confidence.
6. I reject the notion of an ideal body and instead embrace the beauty that comes from within.
7. I am free from the constraints of societal beauty standards, allowing my authentic beauty to shine through.
Getting Rid of Social Media Influence on Your Body Image
1. I am not defined by filters or digital alterations.
2. I release the need for external validation from social media, finding confidence in the way I see myself.
3. My worth is not dependent on likes or comments.
4. I unfollow unrealistic beauty standards and follow a path of self-discovery and self-love.
5. I recognize that social media is a curated glimpse, and I celebrate the unfiltered reality of my own beauty.
6. I release the comparison trap on social media and allow myself to be deeply content with how I look.
7. My body is not a product for display. It is a vessel for my experiences, and I honor it with love and authenticity.
How to Use These Affirmations to Start Loving Your Body
|Write those affirmations on paper or your phone and dedicate 5-10 minutes each day to focus on these affirmations. Pick a time that suits you best. First thing in the morning, during lunch break, before bed, or when you find yourself overthinking (which is the best time to use these affirmations!).
|Write those affirmations on paper or your phone and dedicate 5-10 minutes each day to focus on these affirmations. Pick a time that suits you best. First thing in the morning, during lunch break, before bed, or when you find yourself in self-loathing patterns (which is the best time to use these affirmations!).
|As you say these affirmations for loving your body, visualize them as if it’s your current reality. Vividly see yourself in a confident and relaxed state, handling tasks with ease, achieving your goals, and operating at your best potential.
|As you do this practice, notice the shifts in your state of mind. Notice how you subtly grow more relaxed and confident, feeling a sense of calm and contentment. Also notice any doubts, negative thoughts, or anxiety creeping in during this practice. Acknowledge those thoughts and gently let them go. It’s okay. You’re doing just fine. Just bring your focus back on positive and proactive thoughts and visualization.
|Be gentle and patient with yourself. It can take some time to start reaping the benefits of this practice. If you don’t feel any significant improvement in the first couple of days, it’s okay. Just trust the process and be consistent in your use of these affirmations.
|Periodically switch up your list of top 10 affirmations and pick new affirmations from this list. Bookmark this page so it’s easier for you to return to this list.
|Remember that affirmations are a “tool” designed to help you positively reprogram your mind toward improvement. Affirmations work best when complemented with practical actions such as setting goals for improvement, taking measures to eliminate negativity and distractions as much as possible, and practicing mindfulness in your everyday life.
Additional Resources for Body Positivity
If you struggle with self-acceptance and trapped emotions please read the following guides:
Please check out the following affirmations as they might be relevant to your specific situation. Pick the best affirmations from each and write them down where you can access them easily (or just bookmark the links):
- Body Positive Affirmations to Overcome Body Dysmorphia
- Best Affirmations for Perfectionists
- Effective Affirmations for People Pleasers
- Affirmations for Finding Your Purpose in Life
- Affirmations to Free Yourself From Insecurity
- Affirmations to Eliminate Self-Sabotage Forever!
- Affirmations for Self-Forgiveness
I hope these affirmations help you see yourself in a new light. You have a totally unique genetic makeup, personality, thought patterns, and life destiny that never existed before you.
Remember, nobody is perfect and we all have our own share of struggles and challenges. That doesn’t mean that we can’t love and respect ourselves or love life.
So make sure to take good care of yourself! Wishing the best for you, always!
See you in the next one!