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5 simple body positive art projects that you can start today

5 simple body positive art projects that you can start today

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All you need is a pen and paper to make a difference. That's the mission of Operation Beautiful, a project determined to end negative self-talk through the medium of positive, thoughtfully-placed post-it notes. The movement recognizes that there is extraordinary power behind random acts of kindness, as good deeds have the tendency to spread like a contagion. If you feel like doing a good deed on Motivation Monday (or any day, for that matter), consider taking up one of these body positive art projects:

A Body Positive Sticky Note Wall

Body positive sticky notes can make a world of difference for somebody's confidence. Consider this a Motivation Monday project for yourself

This is an example of body positive art that PumpUp member @midge623 found at her local gym. It's a wall dedicated to sharing positive thoughts, quotes, and messages about body image.

Thoughtfully-placed Post-It Notes

Body positive sticky note from Operation Beautiful

This body positive sticky note from Operation Beautiful was placed on various mirrors of public restrooms to remind visitors about how beautiful they are.

The positive white-board project

Body positive wall art

In this project, participants were asked to sit in front of a white-board while others were asked to write positive qualities about the seated person. Each participant was not allowed to look at what was being written until the photograph was taken.

Something borrowed : library post-it notes

Stick body positive post it notes between pages when you return library books

This person shares encouraging post-it notes between the pages of library books that they've returned.

Sewing mends the soul

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Artist Augustina Woodgate 'poetry bombs' thrift stores by sewing poems into articles of clothing. The same can (theoretically) be done for body positive quotes.

Inspired by these ideas? Share your favourite ways to motivate others on #MotivationMonday with the PumpUp Community! 

New Year's Resolutions from the PumpUp Community

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Awesome #MyResolution Posts from Day 1 of the PumpUp Photo-A-Day challenge

Several PumpUp members went above and beyond generic resolutions. Theirs were specific, personal, and inspiring. @mjmartinez86’s photo (top) describes how she’s making resolutions to better herself, try new experiences, and improve upon how she interacts with those around her. @fierce’s cute resolution photo (featuring Disney’s Stitch) describes concrete and tangible goals such as eliminating fast food and saving up more money. Not only will these goals help her to live a healthier and fuller life, she’s rewarding herself as well.

Our winner of the PumpUp swag prize of the day, @rynasaadi wrote down several resolutions for 2015. The ultimate and most important one to her, however, was to stop drinking soda this year. It’s achievable, realistic, and within the parameters of what she can actually do to make a big change. We’re proud of her!

Sticky notes that @hannahds1999 wrote (bottom left) are vibrant reminders that you can paste around your room and carry with you anywhere. She’ll be a dancing queen in 2015, full of happiness, hydration, and exercise.

@Mariasouele’s resolutions all work towards a specific goal. Her first is to organize her life by working towards a degree in computer science, finding a job, and waking up early in the morning. Her second goal is to lose weight, but for specific reasons and goals: to be fit (and have defined abdominals), to be confident (for an improved demeanour to those around her) and to be healthy (for her family). Finally, her ultimate goal this year is to be happy, intensely and immensely, for herself. 

Check out more #MyResolution posts from the pumpupapp by opening up the app!