Don’t you think you should take a moment to thank your body for growing and changing to bring your baby into this world? Your body should not be defined by the dictates of social media but rather by the hardships and pains it has endured.
In this article, we’ll discuss a few things you can do to fall in love with your body again.
1. Practice Positive Affirmations
Thank your body for the miracle of giving you a baby. Identify the negative thoughts and replace them with kind words. One trick is, when you get out of the shower, brush your hair back, and say 10 things that you want to love about your body as if you already do, like “I love my nose shape” or “I love how sharp my jawline is”. You can try doing this daily and incorporate it into some kind of routine that you already have for yourself.
2. Feel Beautiful
Everything becomes overwhelming once you reach postpartum. It is perfectly normal if you want to restore and rejuvenate your body through plastic surgery. You can opt for a Mommy makeover to help engender positive feelings towards your body. The key is to feel confident and beautiful; for this, you can also practice yoga as well as other exercises.
3. Buy Clothes That Fit You after Delivery
Trying to fit into your pre-pregnancy clothes is not a good idea. There is a huge stigma around fitting in your pre-pregnancy jeans or tops which is actually counterintuitive. Get clothes that make you feel comfortable and beautiful. You can buy plus-size outfits if you feel comfortable in them.
4. Change How You Talk About Your Body
The language surrounding the postpartum body is quite negative. It is rife with expectations that result in pressure. For instance, people say, “I need my previous body back.” This is inaccurate since they never lost their body. Their body was there with them the whole time and was doing something incredible.
Your realities are based on the stories you tell yourself and language is a huge part of that, so pay attention to how you are talking about your postpartum body.
5. Weigh Yourself Blindly
Increased weight can be the biggest reason for postpartum depression if you are conscious of your body shape. It’s important to educate yourself on the changes taking place in your life and body. You need to dedicate time to healing and getting back to your normal life.
If you weigh yourself daily, it creates a lot of unnecessary stress, so make sure you don’t get up every day to check the number of pounds lost.
Our bodies are amazing. The tips we’ve discussed in this article will help you if you don’t feel confident about your body but want to fall in love with it again. Thank your body the way you want to be appreciated. You may not be able to get your body back to how it was before pregnancy, but you can take a few steps to make yourself more beautiful.