Body positivity is something you are born with. Kids are so comfortable in their own skin most of the time. You can observe this in how they dance, how they are completely fine with being naked, how they sing with the self-confidence of Beyonce :). Then we get a bit older, probably while going through different body changes in puberty, and our self-confidence is getting lost slowly. We want to have smaller ears, better nose, to be just a bit thinner, or just a bit taller and so on. Being self-aware all the time, especially when it is connected to something on your body can be really tiring. And can affect your life in many ways.
The Jubilee Project made a really really sweet video on the subject of body positivity. They asked some adults and some kids one simple question:
If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?
People gave different answers. But the kids really got creative on the subject. One wished she could have a mermaid tail. One said that he would like to have legs like a cheetah so he could run fast like a cheetah. A cute little guy said he would like to have a mouth like a shark so he could eat a lot of stuff.
Watch the whole video, I promise it will make your day.
When was the last time you felt comfortable in your own skin?
What are the things you would like to change? Have you though that maybe even though we don’t have the perfect bodies, we are perfect to somebody? That beauty comes from within?
I am totally on board with people changing and modifying their bodies in ways that are safe, don’t get me wrong. I just also happen to believe that each person is beautiful in their own imperfect way. Think about the things you love in your partner? In your kids? In your friends? I am sure it’s not the fact that they look perfect. I am sure they all have their own unique little things that make you love them.
Learn to feel comfortable in your own skin. Anyhow you are gonna be stuck there till the end of your life ;).
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