Many people struggle with body image issues, and social media has not helped with this, as unrealistic ideas and images about "perfect" bodies are almost impossible to avoid. However, influencers like Jordan Underwood spread the message of self-love, and Underwood recommends thanking every part of your body as a self-care practice.
Thanking your body can make you remember that the purpose of our body parts is not to look "perfect," but to serve functions that keep us alive and help us enjoy life. For instance, you may find it difficult to love your arms if you think they should be more toned, but these are the same arms that are used to hug your loved ones.
Underwood encourages us to “work up to being able to tell each part of your body 'thank you,' for its purpose — and that purpose is keeping you alive.” Celebrities like Demi Lovato, Barbie Ferreira, and Lizzo also promote self-love for all shapes and sizes, and the next time you’re feeling self-conscious, remember your body is keeping you alive, and it deserves love.