7 Ways To Show Your Body The Love It Deserves
You only get one body so you’d better treat it right. If you’ve been neglecting yourself of some much-needed love and attention, this is a direct shout-out to you. It’s time for a change. Your body is fabulous — just look at all the wonderful things it can do. So, why not show it how much you really do care about it? Not sure where to start? Well, then try some of these unique yet brilliant ways to give your body a whole lotta love.
1. Take a long, relaxing soak in the tub
After a long, hard day at work, there’s nothing like running a hot bubble bath, slipping off your clothes, and sinking into the water. Now, be honest with yourself, when was the last time you actually did that? If you’re due a relaxing soak, quit putting it off. Make the time; make you time. Put on your favorite songs and just let the water take you away. After all, there’s no denying the fact that your body works darn hard all of the time. The very least you could do is make sure that it gets a treat now and then.
2. Lather on a luxurious lotion
Once you’re done bathing, it’s time to ensure that you smell as good as you feel. Lather up some richly scented lotion and go to town on your body. If you feel as though you’ve been neglecting your skin for quite some time, now is the time to show it the love and care it really deserves. You may want to massage areas that feel a little tense or strained. Go ahead! Warm up those hands and really get to work. Remember, this is by no means a quick job. Take the time to really worship your body as you rub the lotion into every single inch of it.
3. Create a #BoPo journal — just for you!
What is it that you adore about your body? If you’re not sure where to start, you have some real work to do here. Perhaps you need to remind yourself why you love your body and all it does for you. Why not make a body positive (#BoPo) journal? Remember, no one has to see this little book apart from you. That means that you can be 100% honest when it comes to writing it. Every day, take the time to write down just one small thing that you’re thankful for when it comes to your body. It could be as simple as the fact that you like the way your legs look or that you can’t get enough of your glossy hair!
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4. Dance like no one’s watching
It may be a cliche (okay, it is a cliche!), but you should try this one for yourself sometime. When you have the house to yourself, choose a track that makes you want to throw some shapes… and just do it. Contrary to popular belief, dancing is not about what other people think of you. It’s not about impressing some stranger in a club or showing your friends that you can shake it. No, it’s all about you. It’s about how you relate to your body and how it makes you feel. It’s about how keeping the beat puts a smile on your face and makes you feel fabulous. Forget what anyone else thinks — do this for yourself.
5. Book the yoga class you’ve been putting off
Spoiler: Yoga makes you feel truly wonderful about your body and how it feels. Sure, you may have been putting it off for years now, but there’s no reason that you shouldn’t give it a go for yourself. Find a class near you and just bite the bullet. Yes, it may be scary the first time you go out to buy a yoga mat and pants. Yes, you might not get the hang of the moves right away. But that’s not the point. The point is that you will get to know (and, indeed, love) your body in a brand new way. And, hey, if it’s not for you, at least you can say you tried it.
6. Treat yourself to some gorgeous lingerie
Perusing the many garments available is not merely about shopping; it’s about identifying who you are and what works for you. Stop trying to hide your body under a mass of underwear. Instead, choose some that makes a statement. You may like some chic 1950s style pieces that make you feel like a real pinup girl. You may fancy the height of fashion lingerie that’s new this very season. Whatever suits you, buying some new lingerie is about celebrating your body and, yes, treating it to something pretty for once.
7. Dare to have a sexy boudoir shoot
Finally, if you’re feeling really brave, you may want to take this one step further. Why not book yourself onto a sexy lingerie shoot? You’ll get a chance to take on any persona you see fit and show the camera what you’ve really got hiding under your clothes. You don’t even have to take the pictures for anyone else out there. Oh no, these could just be for your private collection. The idea is that you push yourself out of your comfort zone and be the dazzling, sassy lady that you were always born to be. Are you ready for your close up yet?
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