From the Ed­i­tor

Cosmopolitan (India) - - CONTENTS - Nan­dini Bhalla, Ed­i­tor nan­dini.bhalla@in­to­

What’s your re­la­tion­ship with your body?

Do you treat it like a lover, with fond­ness and ap­pre­ci­a­tion and re­spect, in both good and effed-up times?

Or is it like a toxic mar­riage, with com­plaints and anger, where you wish you could change ev­ery­thing, but just feel so ‘stuck’?

What Cosmo found in our first, an­nual Body Sur­vey is that most of you (a whopping 61 per­cent, to be ex­act), aren’t ex­actly in a fairy tale re­la­tion­ship with your body. You wish you could be fit­ter, thin­ner, curvier, taller, smaller, flat­ter, bustier...and I’m here to in­ter­vene and tell you that you must stop right now! Spend­ing your time be­ing un­happy with your body is a bit like dat­ing a won­der­ful, kind, re­li­able guy...and fo­cus­ing solely on how you wish he were fun­nier, smarter, and bet­ter look­ing. Which isn’t to say that you should just live with your prob­lems (heaven for­bid, a Cosmo girl would never say that!). But it is to say that you re­ally need to give your body a break, and re­alise the dif­fer­ence be­tween things you can—and shouldn’t bother to—change. A lit­tle un­der-arm jin­gle-jan­gle or a bunch of un­healthy ki­los can be ex­er­cised away. And those hips you got from your mama? In­stead of wor­ry­ing about them, or try­ing to whit­tle pro­por­tions, you should ac­cept, em­brace and cel­e­brate those lus­cious curves! As we’ve tried to say through­out this Body Spe­cial is­sue of Cosmo, your shape is truly won­der­ful... and truly you! And un­less it’s un­healthy and re­quires a se­ri­ous makeover, you need to love, cher­ish, and have re­gard for how it’s al­ways there for you. Be­cause ul­ti­mately, that’s the stuff good re­la­tion­ships are made of.

Have a body-con­fi­dent month,

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