How to love your body, according to Lizzy Doezema

  1. Only consume body-positive media. Check out Tess Holiday and Joanna Spicer. Surround yourself with body-positive and mental health-positive images. Look for good media to consume.
  2. Prioritize yourself. Declutter. Give away clothes that you don’t feel confident in. Only buy clothes that make you feel like yourself. DSCN1451
  3. Extract yourself from relationships that don’t bring you joy.
  4. Practice positive self-talk (Editor’s note: yes, this is really hard), even when you don’t feel like it. I’ll voice my feelings when I’m having a low-confidence day, then try to reply aloud with loving affirmations.
  5. Find hobbies that make you feel good about yourself and do them. I draw and ballroom dance and do makeup.
  6. Disregard the idea that there’s a male audience (or any audience) you have to do anything for.
  7. Take selfies that make you feel like yourself. Honestly, taking nude selfies (although not necessarily sending them to anyone) can really help. (Editor’s note: be careful not to keep nude photos in storage on your phone, as they could end up somewhere you don’t want them. But pose away for those self-love moments! Your body is yours!)
  8. Support other women. It circles back and rejuvenates you. Actively promote body / mental health positivity. For a while, I tried to start a little trend called “tummy love.”


What ways are you going to start loving yourself better? (Start right now!)

Edited for grammar and clarity.

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