Summer is the season of fun in the sun, and it’s the perfect time to embrace your body with love and care. As a clinical counsellor and a beach lover, I want to share some playful tips for having a healthy and joyful relationship with your body during the summer months!
Shower Yourself With Self-Compassion
Let go of self-criticism and be kind to yourself. When you catch negative thoughts about your body, turn them around into playful, positive affirmations. Instead of saying “I hate my thighs,” try saying “Hey, thighs! Thank you for carrying me around and allowing me to dance like nobody’s watching!”
Focus on the Fun, Not the Appearance
Summer is the perfect time to try new physical activities that make your heart sing. Instead of worrying about how you look in a bathing suit, focus on the fun and sense of achievement that comes with trying something new. How about a game of water balloon toss, beach yoga, or trying to catch some waves?
Surround Yourself With Positivity
Surround yourself with people who uplift and celebrate you for who you are. Avoid social media accounts that promote unattainable beauty standards and focus on following accounts that promote body positivity and self-love.
Treat Yourself With Good Self-Care
Your body deserves all the love and care it can get, especially during summer. Make sure to nourish it with a balanced diet, hydrate yourself, and get enough restful sleep. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen and fashionable beach hats to protect your skin while enjoying the summer breeze!
Seek Support When You Need It
If you’re having a hard time embracing your body and loving yourself, it’s okay to seek help from trusted friends, family, or even a professional counsellor. You deserve to feel heard, seen, and loved for who you are.
Embrace Your Body With Love & Care
Remember, your body is unique and beautiful, and it deserves to be celebrated all year round! By practicing self-compassion, focusing on the fun and joy, and surrounding yourself with positivity, you can have a healthy, playful, and loving relationship with your body this summer and beyond. Let’s make this summer the season of self-love and body positivity!