There are millions of blogs posts/songs/articles out there that tell you to love yourself etc. But does it really make a difference? Well I do get motivated for minutes but then I’m back to square one. You think you’re like me? Sit back, read on.
We came into this world not knowing how our bodies looked, did we? Were you a day old and thought, “damn, why do I look so small? Why are my fingers so small that I can’t catch a thing?” Silly right? But we didn’t. Our brains didn’t work that way back in those days. We laid back and took all that pampering cause everyone loved us anyway.
When I was a toddler, the big world of humans loved me! I was adorable and chubby. Then when I started schooling I began to look like a stick. Can you believe a 3 year old balloon suddenly starting to look like It’s string at 8? But that’s what happened. I’m sure most of us can relate as well.
Later in life. Bamm! Puberty hits and I start bloating up like a balloon (that’s what people say) again. *Blame the hormones*
Guess what? All the pampering disappeared. Nobody found me adorable anymore. The exact same people who pulled my cheeks as a baby made me feel so horrible about myself.
It bothered me.. for a long time it did. I’d feel ugly and I’d starve myself to bed at times.
I realised, that no matter what I’d do I’d be this way. So be it!
I decided not to hear to what the blabbering mouths have to say. Infact, I’ll turn back to them and say, “its my body, I nurture it the way I want to and I love me anyway”
What gave me the courage to ignore the harsh talks of people around me? Well, a few other people gave me that courage. The few who loved me for whom I am on the inside. They believed in my talents and actions. Never judged by the book cover.
If you still deal with ‘ body dysmorphic disorder’ – a term used for hating your own appearance, all you need to do is look out for people who love you for the real you.
Believe in yourself and believe that there are things more important than being worried about what others think of you. If it gets too hard, just understand that it’s all the genes so don’t blame yourself.
Even then if you do get bothered at all and feel like changing for good, work out!
Final thoughts ; And this goes out to all the body types.
Your body is a cocoon.
It might be soft, it might be rough
It might be big, it might be small.
A cocoon in which you grow,
Grow to be beautiful inside, like a butterfly waiting to touch the sky.
Break the cocoon, its just a barrier between you and your true self.
Break this barrier and you’ll see how vibrant you are for yourself!
Ultimately what matters is your soul with which you are blessed.
Love your body nevertheless!
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