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10 Little Spells That'll Help Send Love To Your Body

When was the last time you paused to appreciate your nose?

1. For your lips:

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Get an assortment of berries (blackberries are best). Smash them straight onto your lips like you're applying lipstick. Kiss many things: your hands, your shoulder, a letter, your fridge, whatever you don't mind getting a little juice on. Revel in the messiness. Lick your lips and tell them that they are the best to kiss.

2. For your hair:

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Buy some confetti. Pop the bag over your head and let the confetti pieces gather in your hair. Put on your favorite hype song and shake, shake, SHAKE that confetti out of your hair and all over the room. Worry about the mess later. Roll your neck 350 degrees around, slowly, as you give yourself a deep head massage.

3. For your skin:

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Gather your favorite fruits. Examine, feel, and squeeze their outer layers. Peel them, gather the peels, and simmer them in a pot of water. As you wait, get undressed, lay across a surface that has sunlight, and arrange the peeled fruit on your body like a goddamn masterpiece. Bask in the sun and drink your fruit water as you ~scintillate.~

4. For your boobs:

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For all types and kinds of boobs: transform them into snowy peaks with body paint (blacklight for a dramatic effect). Paint flowers. Add a sunset. Put your idea of heaven on your chest. Once you're done, admire your work in the mirror and say, "This is the best fucking view anybody who's lucky enough to see it will ever come across."

5. For your ~abs.~

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Blow up a bunch of balloons to different sizes (or you can use bubble wrap) and attach them to your body, like you're creating a balloon body suit. Jump up and down, dance, and roll around in your balloon armor because your belly is a beautiful shield that can expand and flex and handle a lot of crazy things that we don't give enough credit for.

6. For your height:

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Pick three of your favorite places (can be outside or inside, public or private). Take a photo of yourself at each location (enlist a friend or use a self-timer): one where you're lying on your stomach, another where you're looking down from above, and another one where you're eye-level with the camera. You're beautifully the same at every height.

7. For your nose:

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Get all your favorite candle scents together for a party. Light them separately or light them all together! Whatever you want to do to make your nose happy.

Then do some light yoga with your nose. Twitch it. Bop it. Pull it (but be gentle). Flare out your nostrils for a bit. Then to cool down, put a damp cloth over your nose (soak it in lavender if you'd like) and put your nose to sleep.

8. For your legs:

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Buy hefty stalks, like broccoli, chard, or gerbera daisies. Play with them like they're action figures. Admire their girth and firmly plant them into the ground (it can be your floor) as you say, "Everything has something that supports them, whether that be a trunk or a twig or a spire. I am supported by these sturdy peduncles of mine and I love them so."

9. For your genitals:

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Take a picture of whatever you've got. (If you have a vulva, maybe it's your first time seeing it and if so, try looking at it in the mirror first.) Draw it. Memorize it. Love it. Decorate your drawing with stickers of flowers, cacti, bunnies, or anything you'd like.

10. For every other part that you've ever felt insecure about:

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Find a few objects that remind you of that part of your body. Or maybe they're something that part of the body enjoys (think five senses). Build your own spell. Say something that makes you feel powerful and sexy and say it without skepticism. It might feel silly when you first try it, but if you follow through with it, you might just come out believing in and loving all parts of you.

Body Positivity Week is a week of content devoted to exploring and celebrating our complicated relationships with our bodies. Check out more great Body Positivity Week content here.

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