Do not ignore depression or unhappiness. Do not hide yourself to make those around you feel comfortable....and if anyone insists you live in misery to adhere to standards you don't 110% agree with 110% remove them from your life. I don't talk often about my story or my past on here and I try to stay positive. 2011 my optimism about my life, myself and my situation began to fade. By 2012 I was in full throws of food addiction and silently struggled with thoughts of suicide on a daily basis as well as insomnia. I share this because today 2017 is so much brighter. It took choosing myself. Choosing my health my happiness my worth. It made me a better mom it made me a stronger woman and broke down the walls of fear I trapped myself in. Today is an odd day to share this. But as I did my makeup laughing and joking around in my home I realized this smile isn't a persona it's genuine and every day I am thankful I chose my health and that and so many wonderful blessings followed. 👸🏻I hope today is a bright day for all of us.
Please be kind with the words you say about yourself, even if you're the only one to hear them. Things that we flippantly say about our bodies, like "omg I hate how my stomach looks right now", "yikes I need to work on my arms", and "I'll look so much better after I lose just a few pounds" become our internal voice. Sadly that's the easiest way to erode our confidence and body positivity.
To build that back up, say uplifting words about your body everyday, even if you don't believe them at first. Now when I see this picture I think, "I love how soft and squishy my tummy is!" 💗 "My thighs are so large and strong" 💗 "My body is perfect and deserving of love as it is" 💗