Have you ever stopped to appreciate what your body does for you every day? It can truly do amazing things, yet people struggle to love themselves and their bodies. And the lack of body positivity can stem from several negative cultural and environmental factors.
It’s time to change your narrative about your own body and welcome self-love. So how do you begin to love your body and embrace your whole self, including your possible flaws? Below are several mobile apps to help you protect, promote, improve, and embrace body positivity!
1. My True Value
Do you struggle to love yourself and your body? Having a helpful companion by your side can help you get rid of that negativity and welcome positivity. My True Value is an app for self-discovery, self-care, self-worth, and self-esteem.
The app essentially takes you on a journey through various chapters using self-care exercises such as breathwork, reflection sessions, and positive affirmations. My True Value’s first chapter is free and includes exercises like self-hugging and self-image reflections. The best bit is that the app is completely private, so there’s no need to log in or register to use it.
There are plenty of different ways that you can work on improving your body positivity, one of them being regular journaling. Me is what you need—a basic self-care journal app that you can use to track your dreams, log moments, recall memories, and check in with your emotions.
What’s more, Me works well as a mood tracker, too. The app offers an in-depth tool to track any positive and negative moods and emotions you’re experiencing. Tap on Mindspace and then Emotions to monitor your emotional balance and view where you can improve. If you need a little help, Me also provides plenty of learning resources.
3. I am
Daily positive affirmations are an awesome way to improve your body image. The I Am app is not only aesthetically beautiful and totally customizable, but it is also a powerful self-affirmation tool that provides a massive library of affirmations.
All you have to do is choose the Body Positivity category and swipe up to read through tons of affirmations that you can save or share with others. Set a time range to receive daily affirmation reminders throughout the day as well as how many you want to receive within that time range.
What’s more, you can even add a widget to your home screen that you can then customize to suit your theme or style.
If you think about your body image in a negative way, then you likely need to adopt a more positive mindset. That’s where the ThinkUp app comes into the picture! ThinkUp is an affirmations mobile app that features a plethora of positive affirmations, whether you want to boost your relationships or deal with depression.
There are plenty of categories to browse through, and once you’ve found one you like, all you have to do is select individual affirmations to add them to your affirmations list. Furthermore, what makes ThinkUp unique is that you can record each of these positive mantras in your own voice to make them more powerful!
5. Big Fit Girl
Ultimately, working out shouldn’t be about losing weight. It should be about honoring your body and reaping the positive benefits. Big Fit Girl is all about providing body-positive online workout classes to help you enjoy exercise without body-shaming.
Along with its online platform, Big Fit Girl also offers a handy mobile app with a selection of fitness programs created by women to empower you. From quick eight-minute workouts and weighted sessions to yoga fitness fusion and seated chair workouts, Big Fit Girl offers a workout suited for everyone. Moreover, the app features a search option along with a library to store all your favorite workouts.
6. The Underbelly
Yoga is a mind-body form of exercise that can improve your strength, manage stress, and brighten your mood. However, many times yoga classes don’t take body type into consideration. So if you’ve ever felt apprehensive about doing a yoga workout because of your body image, then The Underbelly is the perfect app for you.
The Underbelly app features tons of yoga classes to choose from with plenty of creative themes. Yoga instructor Jessamyn Stanley guides all The Underbelly’s yoga classes in a natural, relaxing, inclusive way, which makes for an incredibly body-positive experience.
All in all, this app really provides something for everyone, whether you only have time for a short class under 10 minutes or a longer, more complex hour-long session.
There is no such thing as the perfect body. Your body—no matter its shape or size—should be honored. If you want to break your bad habits like negative self-talk about your body image, try the Body+ mobile app.
The app boasts over 500 science-backed exercises over a series of modules. Besides body image, the modules focus on additional topics like sleep, self-esteem, anger, calm, parenting, and anxiety.
All it takes is as little as a few minutes a day to complete the various assessments and levels included in each module. In the end, the goal is to get rid of the negative thoughts about your body image and embrace the positive thoughts.
How you treat your body is vital; after all, you’ve only got one, and it is for a lifetime. Headspace is a mobile app that centers on meditation and sleep, but it offers so much more. So while Headspace might not be an app specifically for body positivity, it can certainly help.
You can browse through Headspace’s different categories based on whether you want to meditate, sleep, move, or focus. For body-positive-related content, use the search bar, and you’ll find a series of high-quality exercises related to body image.
For instance, some must-tries include a meditation called Aging and the Body, a course called Befriending Our Bodies, and a mindful activity called Befriending Your Body.
It’s Time to Accept, Appreciate, and Celebrate Your Body
For all the wonderful things your body does for you, it’s sad that you’ll likely find it tough to love and accept it. Loving your own body, regardless of your shape, size, weight, gender, and skin color, is so important.
Unfortunately, society often makes people view their bodies in a negative light. However, if body positivity is something you want to work on, there are ways to positively improve how you see yourself, and these are the apps to help you do just that.