This week I fell down the stairs and injured my back/hip/tail. I’m in pain and it’s hard to move…
My go-to feeling when I’m sick, injured, laid up – is FRUSTRATED. I’m a physical being who needs to move in order to feel complete. I detest being forced to be still.
I had to teach a class this week – the topic? GRATITUDE for your body. Reframing our negative voices about our body into giving thanks.
As I was sitting there with an ice pack on my a$$…I thought, “Holy crap…thanks Universe.”
Because here was the opportunity to actually stand in my frustration, reframe my attitude towards my body, and then teach a class on it…
So that’s what I did. I centered myself, took a piece of paper, and wrote 5 things that I was grateful for in that moment about my body…
- I am strong, so I’m bruised but not broken.
- I have padding on my butt which cushioned my fall.
- I can still write, create, work.
- I can feel pain – which informs my movement and protects me from further injury.
- I am courageous in my ability to ask for help.
What are your 5 things?
Gratitude is a powerful tool to bring into your toolbox of Self Compassion. It helps turn your attitude from “UGH this body is too __(fill in the blank)__ or not enough..” to “My body is fantastic and I’m grateful for it. Click here for an actionable step to take right now on your journey of loving the skin you’re in.