As women, we are brought up spending so much energy not accepting ourselves just the way we are. It starts with society and the media telling us to look ideal and continues with fashion dictating how every part of our faces and bodies should be held up, held in, lifted and belted.

Frankly, I’m sick of it. Our bodies are constantly changing, there is no point in focusing on ideals at any age and even more so as the years advance. After wasting precious time striving for the impossible, let’s start the new year by reclaiming ourselves as the beautifully flawed, human beings that we are.

As long as we have strong, functional bodies, it is a privilege beyond belief for the short time that we are on this planet. Let’s rejoice in ourselves and begin to dress in life-enhancing ways. Why not say thank you to your body each morning and wrap it in the love it truly deserves?