I love this quote from the below article:
“My stretch marks don’t bother me. They are a constant reminder of what my body did, and what it did was pretty sweet.”
Learning to love yourself starts with recognizing your good features as well as finding ways to appreciate those that you dislike. A great way to do this is to try and think of ways to turn the negative aspects into a positive, by recognizing what the parts of your body you dislike have given or provided you. For instance, I have always hated the wrinkles around my eyes (I was super bad with applying sunscreen when I was younger in the HOT Arizona sun! And, back in that day, I would sometimes even do the tanning booth without protective eyewear! Invincible, I thought I was.) Once I stopped dwelling on, “those nasty wrinkles make me look so nasty and old” to, “those wrinkles show that I have laughed A LOT in my life and that I have had a fun, joy filled life” I started to appreciate and love and wish for more of those wrinkles (not really wish for more, but be OK with more). It’s not an easy thing to do, but once you are able to accept the ‘flaws’ of your body, you begin to realize that those flaws are what make you uniquely you.
See the article here.