For a couple of years now, Seventeen magazine has had a Body Peace campaign, in which girls can sign a pledge to accept their bodies for how they are. Before, I just read the articles in the magazine, but never really took part in the campaign. Today, that changed: I signed the petition to be at peace with my body, and from now on I’m going to do all that I can to follow its vows! You can do it too:
Some of my favorite vows/ones I need to work on most include:
- Never allow a dirty look from someone else to influence how I feel about my appearance.
- Quit judging a person solely by how his or her body looks — even if it seems harmless — because I’d never want anyone to do that to me.
- Do the little things that will keep my body healthy, like walking instead of hanging on the couch, or drinking water rather than something sugary.
- Quiet that negative little voice in my head when it starts to say mean things about my body that I’d never tolerate anyone else saying about me.