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How can I stop hating my body?

12 Answers
Last Updated: 11/01/2021 at 9:51pm
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Top Rated Answers
March 24th, 2015 6:39am
Self-love is an ongoing process. A good place to start is actively making the decision to love your body every day. When I wake up in the morning I look in the mirror and find just 1 thing I like about myself. Normalize this behavior and you can come to love every inch - even the parts that are 'flawed'.
July 11th, 2015 6:17am
Learn to be kind to yourself. Go out and sit at your local shopping center. Take note of all the shapes and size, looks of different people passing you by. Their ages as well. When you really look you will see not everyone is the perfect shape or looks the same. We are put here on earth to be individual no two of us are the same. Learn to love your body and you for you. If its a weight issue and you think it might help if you went to the gym just to feel better about yourself then do that. The most important thing to do is look inside. Write down on paper the good things about yourself that have nothing to do with your body and or looks. You will find that deep down your an awesome person.
April 10th, 2015 4:25pm
By knowing that you're beautiful just how you are. Accept yourself is always the first step, and maybe the hardest but you have to look at yourself and believe that you are beautiful. That yes we have imperfections but learn how to embrace them. If you don't like your weight then you can work towards that, thats something that can be solve but you have to accept yourself first. Know that everybody came in this world with a specific type of body figure and that yeah we can always work on it by losing and gaining weight but just accept yourself and take care of yourself. :)
May 18th, 2015 5:01pm
Do not look at magazines or anything that will make you feel insecure. Stay away from anything negative and surround yourself with positive people and positive energy. Everyone is special and unique. So love yourself. :-)
October 25th, 2015 5:47am
that's a process, you have to learn to accept you for who you are and accept your body for what it is like.
November 9th, 2015 5:32am
By joining environments where u r not constantly forced down but instead environments of nurturing and aceptance.
January 4th, 2016 7:31pm
You're a great person, a beautiful which should not hate her body. Admire every part of you and begins to love you!
February 1st, 2016 2:49am
Love yourself. Make a list of all the good things and all the things you love about yourself. And always find those qualities when looking at yourself. When you die, your body stays in the ground and collects dirt so does it really matter what is on the outside? Always look on the inside!
June 20th, 2017 4:08am
Taking care of yourself by exercising an eating right , embracing your beauty, understanding that there are a lot of body types, and stop comparing your body to anyone else.
July 11th, 2017 12:07am
Self-love is long and ongoing. For me, the biggest thing was writing down the negative thoughts and challenging them. "I'm not thin enough" became "I am healthy." "Nobody likes me for my weight" became "those who matter only want to see me happy."
November 27th, 2017 12:48pm
First you can ask yourself : Are you dissatisfied with your body or is someone else dissatisfied with your body? Also you can stop to expose yourself to unrealistic images media gives... and understand that your constant efforts for a different body could be interfering with your capability to feel truly fulfilled in life
November 1st, 2021 9:51pm
learn to focus on the parts of your body that you do like. There is no definition of what a beautiful body should look like, if you feel healthy and have a body that is carrying you through life, then you should feel blessed. Try to look in the mirror and say a good thing about your body eveyday. It can be the smallest thing but learn to compliment yourself and try to feel good about what you see when you look in the mirror. It can be very difficult at first but once you start by the end of it there will be so many parts of your body you appreciate more than ever before.