Bodies come in all shapes and sizes, but rarely are they all accepted by society. Too many of us are self-conscious and self-critical, and we all see flaws in ourselves. The worst things we can do are make comparisons to and assumptions about others.
Perhaps we don't think another person is justified in his or her complaints because, "At least they are thin," or "At least they have curves." We all need to learn to love who we are because we are all unique; there is no perfect body. Here are five ways to help you learn to love yourself, no matter your size.
1. Stop Comparing Yourself to Others:
The most important thing you can do to start loving yourself is to stop comparing your body to someone else’s. Comparisons only lead to jealousy and envy, and you will never be happy with yourself if you compare yourself to another. Everyone has flaws, even they are not visible to you. We were all made differently and every body has its beauty.
Don’t even think about...
Epsom salt is an organic and inexpensive way to reduce tension and stress. Epsom salt’s relaxing properties can be attributed to its high levels of magnesium. Epsom salt is inexpensive, always available at pharmacies or in the healthcare aisles, and easily mixed with essential oils, making it a great bath salt. If you have been feeling the need for a “spa” day to relax and de-stress, try some of these DIY bath salt mixtures to pamper yourself.
Here are a few terms to familiarize yourself with when preparing DIY salt baths.
DIY Lavender Bath Salts
Lavender bath salts are prepared using equal proportions of Epsom salt, carrier oil, and lavender essential oils. Lavender...
There are lots of delicious recipes that are sweet enough to enjoy on spring holidays like Mother’s Day and Easter!
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
This chocolate mousse is going to use avocado as the main creamy component. It lets you have a creamy and chocolatey dessert that is also healthy and delish.
But it also uses spices that turn it into a Mexican chocolate dessert, perfect for Cinco de Mayo! What you want to use are ripe avocadoes, coconut milk, raw cacao powder, vanilla extract, raw honey, cinnamon, and some ground chilies. Mix them together in a food processor, cool in the fridge, then serve to your family or guests.
Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe...
Not all self-care activities involve going for a walk or meditating. There are also quite a few creative activities that will channel your inner artist or writer, and still provide excellent self care benefits. Here are some creative and artistic activities to help you practice self care.
Get a Coloring Book
Adult coloring books have been popular for a while, and they are definitely not going anywhere. There are now many different types of coloring books, depending on what you are interested in. You can get gardens and flowers, animals and creatures, or even coloring books with curse words to have a little fun with them. This allows you to be creative and de-stress by simply coloring and not having to worry about anything.
Try Drawing or Painting
Here is another super easy way to be creative and artistic, but also practice self care. Self care doesn’t have any hard or fast rules. It is imply about doing activities that makes you feel good about yourself and can distract you...
If you’ve spent any time on social media, you’ve probably noticed most people's lives are perfect – or so it seems. The truth is, most of what you see is fake, at least to some extent. Filters, along with the desire to share positivity have led to a world where much that looks successful is just an illusion. Thankfully, you have the choice to be authentic even in a world full of illusion. Here are some tips to help you stay true to your authentic self.
Most people only share the good things in their lives. They feel if they share the less desirable things, people might be turned off or not like them. But the truth is, when you yourself to be who you are with all your imperfections, you can build stronger connections with those who can relate.
Know Your Values and Morals
Being clear about your values and morals allows you to be yourself without doubts. If you aren’t yet sure who you are, which is fine, take time...
When you are on any diet, you are allowed plenty of fresh produce, and encouraged to enjoy it as much as possible. Produce can get expensive, so it is best that you get the seasonal produce. Plus, this lets you try new recipes every few months. Here are some fruits and vegetables that are in season during the spring.
In the spring, rhubarb is in season, and this continues through summer. This is a tart vegetable that is often used to combine with strawberries for pies and various other desserts. With just a few tweaks in the recipes, you can still make many of these classic desserts with rhubarb, strawberries, honey, and many other natural ingredients. When you start a diet, it is the perfect time to try something new.
While regular onions are typically available year-round in most places, spring onions, also called scallions, are available in the spring and are best to get during this season. Spring onions are...
Most of our lives are immersed in analyzing the past and planning for the future. Because of this, most of us don’t even know what’s happening right now. Often, we just go through the motions in our daily life without fully experiencing it. However, if you want more happiness and success, now it will help you to become more mindful.
As you read this, are you also watching TV or listening to music, or trying to stop your cat from jumping on the kitchen table? Instead, try reading this and blocking everything else out. It’s only going to take about three minutes of your life to read this without interruption.
If you have an important event to attend, it’s easy to allow expectations to rule the moment. You may even go into the situation with too many ideas of what is going to happen...
One thing you will learn about being on the Eat to Live diet is that you will be cooking a lot more. This involves using herbs and spices to season your food, preferably fresh herbs while on this particular diet. Here are some herbs you can grow in your garden during the spring season.
The first herb you can grow in the spring and use for your Eat to Live dishes is parsley. This is really good when you want to make dishes with rich flavors, similar to Italian and Mediterranean dishes. It is also an herb that is relatively easy to grow, so even someone without a lot of experience gardening can grow parsley. You will find both flat-leaved and curly-leaved parsley plants.
Another herb that is great for Eat to Live dishes is cilantro. Cilantro can be grown from the seed or by getting a cilantro plant, since it is a good herb for beginners. If you are going to make salsa to add to your Eat to Live dishes, you definitely want access to...
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