Adding these phrases can help you avoid destructive beauty standards.
Our culture is body obsessed. All types of media are constantly having the conversation about the current beauty standards. Doing your part to change the conversation to one that circles around body positivity can benefit people of all ages.
Start adding these phrases into your life to help promote body positivity each day.
- “Thank you!” Body positivity starts with yourself. While humility can be an admirable quality, you should always recognize your beauty. When you get a compliment, a simple “thank you” is all that’s needed.
- “I don’t want to talk about this.” It can be very hard to completely ignore negative conversations about body image. If you ever find yourself in a body image conversation that you don’t want to be in, let the other person know that you don’t like the topic.
- “I understand.” Developing a positive body image can be very difficult. You will not be able to change the way you think of your body in a couple of days! Understanding that it is a process can help you take pride in the small milestone that you reach.