Listen up new mums, Blake Lively has an important message for you: Be kinder to yourself.
The 29-year-old – who is mum to her daughters James, two, and Ines, four months, with her husband Ryan Reynolds – says she’s learned to forgive herself.
‘Learn To Forgive Yourself’
“You have to learn to forgive yourself – to say, ‘I’m working, I’m a dedicated mother. I’m a good friend. I’m a great wife,” she tells US Vogue.
“Try not to beat yourself up about it.”
What’s more, the Shallows actress says she doesn’t care that her body is not what it used to be either. (Although we think Blake still looks amazing!)
“It’s a challenge. It’s something that I have to remind myself of every single time I put on an outfit that doesn’t fit like it used to – or doesn’t fit at all!” she reveals.
“The past few months, I’ve learned to love my body in every iteration.”
And the mum-of-two says it’s important for her daughters to love themselves as well.
When it comes to them raiding her make-up stash when they’re older, Blake says: “I want them to feel like they can experiment with how they look.
“It sounds so hokey but beauty does come from the inside. It comes from confidence. It comes from people that you love and you loving yourself.”
‘There Are Two Sides To Me’
And while she always looks glam on the red carpet, Blake recently told Refinery29 that she doesn’t want her daughters to think that side of her is ‘real’.
“For me, it’s important for my daughters to know that it’s not real life,” she admits.
“They’re seeing me dressed up in all this hair and make-up, but they also see me without that. I want them to see both sides, because there never is just one side.”
Go, Blake, you’re an inspiration to us all.
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