Love the body you're in.
One of the easiest and best ways to boost your self-esteem is seeing others with body types similar to yours.
When we see people who look like we do, it makes it easier to love ourselves.
Whether we want to or not, we are constantly comparing ourselves to those around us, and not just because of the way we look. Comparing ourselves can come from just about anything; looks, smarts, relationships.
And while it might seem harmless — I mean, everyone does it, right? — it’s actually incredibly damaging to our self-esteem to note all the ways you’re inferior to other people.
Think of it this way: if your best friend told you that your cellulite and stretch marks were unlovable, would you really keep her around? Of course not!
So why would you let yourself do the same?
One of my new favorite Instagram accounts is called SundayMorningView and it is EXACTLY the kind of pick-me-up I need when I’m feeling low about my body.
I’ve already been through ALL of their posts twice and not only did it make me feel better about my squishy bits, it thrilled me to see so many different types of women being featured on their Instagram page AND their website.
You might have noticed a similarity in all of the models, too. If you’re like me, you probably asked yourself, “why are they all holding a coffee mug?” And thanks to SundayMorningView, there’s a brilliant answer to that question.
According to their website, coffee symbolizes a fresh start. More specifically, “Empowering women to feel beautiful over a cup of coffee.”
And what better way to start loving yourself than to wake up refreshed with a cup of coffee and a bright outlook on life?
So, every Sunday, SMV shares pictures of amazing women, all posing with their coffee mugs, and quoting them as they talk about how important it is to find beauty in yourself.
Straight from SMV: “naked or not, messy buns and sweatpants, hijabs or bikinis” we all deserve love.
SundayMorningView wants to change how we see our bodies, to see ourselves with love and confidence because you really are most beautiful when you love the skin you’re in.
And trust me when I say we could ALL use a little more self-love.
And if you’re like me and you want to be a part of this incredibly empowering movement, you can share a picture of yourself (with a cup of coffee) and the hashtag #SundayMorningView on Instagram.
Once they repost it to their page, you can share your beautiful stretch marks, curves, cellulite, and more with a community of people who are rooting for you to love the skin you’re in.
1. On being REAL.
2. On being a true role model.
3. On what you love about yourself.
4. On what we forget in life.
5. On what you allow yourself to feel.
6. On what you have to learn.
7. On making things work out in life.
8. On where confidence comes from.
9. On your insecurities.
10. On stretch marks.
11. On your TRUE addictions.
12. On the CURE for just about everything.
13. On walking through life.
14. On your soul.
15. On your beauty - inside and out.
If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got the best quotes to share and savor. For quotes from the most inspiring celebs, activists, and poets, look no further! You might even find the quote that motivates the best parts of your life (and love!) forever.