10 Celebrity Women Give Advice on How to Learn to Love Yourself Properly
From lifting yourself up when times are tough to learning to embrace your imperfections, celebrities have done it many times. But that doesn’t mean they don’t experience vulnerability. After all, they’re only human. They’ve simply managed to overcome those negative thoughts and find self-acceptance.
1. “Your self-worth is determined by you.” — Beyoncé
For decades, Beyoncé Knowles has dazzled the world with her musical talent and prowess. So it’s no wonder that Queen B, a mother of 3, an entrepreneur, and a chart-topping artist, is a firm supporter of nurturing self-worth.
2. “Start saying no all the time.” — Jameela Jamil
When asked what her advice to people struggling with self-acceptance is, Jameela Jamil’s response was to be a bit selfish, treat yourself, and be less of a “yes person” and start saying “no.”
3. “I don’t hang out with people who point out my insecurities.” — Adele
In an interview, Adele admitted that while she loves being herself, she also has insecurities. However, she’d rather not spend time with people who make images and appearances an issue. She says, “I have insecurities, of course, but I don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me.”
4. “Look in the mirror less.” — Jennifer Garner
When asked about her all-time favorite beauty advice, Jennifer Garner’s response is to look in the mirror less and stop worrying and consider other things you could be doing with your time. She says it’s detrimental to our overall health to gaze at our faces more than we used to and fuss over changing them.
5. “Start being honest on what you need.” — Lizzo
As an advocate of self-love, Lizzo believes that self-care has to be rooted in self-preservation. And it starts with being honest about what we need and serving that for ourselves. She says that self-care is more than just getting your nails done — it can be getting a mentor or finding someone who you can relate to in being successful.
6. “I don’t believe in perfection.” — Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet knows she is not perfect and she celebrates it. In an interview, she says that she doesn’t look in the mirror and thinks she looks fantastic because nobody is perfect. Instead, she accepts it and is proud of it.
7. “There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever).” — Anne Hathaway
In an Instagram post, Anne Hathaway expressed normalizing body changes and weight gain. The post was accompanied by a photo of jeans cut up to make shorts to emphasize making your clothes fit you if your other clothes don’t anymore. It seemed to inspire others, as one of her fans commented, “I always come back to this post. It gives me strength when I think about all the weight I’ve gained in these 3 years since having kids.”
8. “Let’s bring back the real stomachs.” — Selena Gomez
You can always count on Selena Gomez to keep it real. In a TikTok video, she used audio of someone saying, “Suck it in!” and then mimed the reply from another person, saying, “I’m not sucking s*** in, real stomachs are coming back. Okay?”
9. “Even though it gets hard sometimes, I show my body love.” — Bebe Rexha
Bebe Rexha says she follows her own body and knows she can’t be a skinny pop star in a natural or healthy way. She declares how she chooses to do her best in showing her body love, even if it gets to be a challenge.
10. “I’m not built like a Victoria’s Secret girl, and I still feel very beautiful and confident.” — Rihanna
Rihanna is no stranger to criticism online. She rarely responds to them in public, but when she does, she typically does it with humor. She made fun of her own oscillations on a scale by posting a humorous before-and-after weight-loss meme of the rapper, Gucci Mane. Rihanna says that you need to learn to laugh at yourself and be confident in your own body, no matter your size and weight.
What’s the best advice about self-love you’ve ever received? What difference has it made in your life? Feel free to discuss this in the comment section.