Earlier this week I was set the challenge to focus on five things that I like about my body by Eilidh over at Mummy and Monkeys. Eilidh quite rightly pointed out that, like most women, she rarely considers the positive aspects of her own body, and recognises that this needs to change!
Like Eilidh (and probably the majority of women out there) I have been guilty of focusing on the negative aspects of my body and spend a good deal of time trying to avoid mirrors or having my photo taken. I had a ‘nose job’ nearly nine years ago and, while I wouldn’t advocate extensive plastic surgery, I must admit that having the large bump on the bridge of my nose removed has made a massive difference to my self-confidence (although I still think I have a big nose and don’t like having my photo taken from certain angles!).
Anyway, as instructed, I have taken a good look in the mirror and challenged myself to find five things that I like about my face and body. I will try to focus on these positive things more in future and try to worry less about the things that are less than perfect! Because really, let’s face it, nobody is perfect!
Here are my five things:
- My mouth – I like the shape of my lips and my teeth (the braces in adolescence were worth it!)
- My ears – This might sound strange but I think I have good ears! I like the proportions of them and think I have nice earlobes!
- My legs – While they are a bit chunky at the thigh at the moment I’m embracing this as at 32 weeks pregnant it’s all for the baby! I’ve been blessed with skinny ankles which have filled out nicely as I’ve got older.
- My bump – I’m loving having a baby bump, especially as everyone comments on what a nice shape it is and how I don’t look pregnant from behind (apparently this is something unusual and I should be very pleased about it!)
- My fingernails – They seem to be very strong and grow lovely and long, even before pregnancy. When I paint them people often assume they are false (I’m not entirely sure that’s a good thing but I take it as a compliment!).
So there are my five things. Obviously I know there is far more to life than the way we look, but I think it’s important to love our bodies as much as our inner selves!
Passing the baton on, I tag to have a go:
Lucy at Mrs H’s Favourite Things