Positive affirmations, mantras and quotes are popular for a reason. They challenge your thoughts and belief systems and when used regularly… they help you overcome your self-destructive thoughts and actions.
We’ve both used them for many things! From money mindset to body image issues. We are proof that they work! We’ve changed the way we think by using positive affirmations, mantras and quotes.
We find quotes are like the perfect gateway because sometimes affirmations are… hmmm… wanky/blurghh/make you feel weird. This is why we use them in the MerryBody (get more info about it over here).
10 body positive quotes to help you feel more confident.
“Stop worrying about whether you’re fat. You’re not fat. Or rather, you’re sometimes a little bit fat, but who gives a shit? There is nothing more boring and fruitless than a woman lamenting the fact her stomach is round. Feed yourself. Literally. The sort of people worthy of your love will love you more for this.” –Cheryl Strayed
“If you don’t know how to show yourself kindness when you’re a size 18, you won’t know how to do it wearing a size 4.” –Unknown
“Weight loss does not make people happy. Or peaceful. Being thin does not address the emptiness that has no shape or weight or name. Even a wildly successful diet is a colossal failure because inside the new body is the same sinking heart.” ―Geneen Roth
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I look at these pictures and realize I worried about things that I shouldn’t have been worrying about. I wouldn’t go out to the beach without a sarong from my neck to my ankles. Now I see a picture of myself from that era in a bikini and I’m like, ‘You looked great. And you missed out on a lot of fun vacations because you were so sure that you were fat.” –Stevie Nicks
“One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.”–Gabourey Sidibe
“What about defining yourself by a different kind of measurement? What about your heart, your soul, your compassion, your generosity, your strength, and your power? There are so many other things to focus on besides your waistline.” –Mariska Hargitay
“It’s a beautiful thing to have lungs that allow you to breathe air and legs that allow you to climb mountains, and it’s a shame that sometimes we don’t realize that that’s enough”–Unknown
“Most important, in order to find real happiness, you must learn to love yourself for the totality of who you are and not just what you look like.” –Portia de Rossi
“The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the storyline that says you’re too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old, your eyes are too small or your nose too big; just look into the mirror and see your face. When the criticism drops away, what you will see then is just you, without judgment, and that is the first step towards transforming your experience of the world.” –Oprah Winfrey
Changing our thoughts changed our lives for the better. This is why we created the MerryBody Studio.
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