There’s just no other way to say it – your body has been gifted to you to live in, move, experience life through. It’s a gift.
You ever have those days that your ass apparently has grown two sizes overnight?
I have those. I wake up and I am like, “What in the actual f(*&?”
But I remind myself that it’s an illusion…it’s all in my head.
There isn’t any WAY to gain two sizes in my sleep.
Back in West Michigan, I interviewed a recovering bulimic. She was an Olympic medal winner who was outspoken about her disordered eating. She told me that when she has those days, she thinks hard about what’s stressing her out. For her, stress = illusion of weight gain. Once she could figure out her stressor, she could be like, “Ahhhh…that’s why.”
So what do you do when you wake up and feel this way?
Change your perspective.
Here are some tools that may help when you wake up and feel uncomfortable in your skin. Click here if you want to print them out and stick them up by your full-length mirror.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes.
So much peace and love, Sarah
The place where I live
It doesn’t matter where I am
This body holds me, moves me
I sense, feel, love, think, am
February is Self-Care and Self-Love Month. Here’s an idea:
Start really noticing what you’re allowing in…
Not so very long ago, I loved fashion magazines. (I know it’s hard to believe because I look like a sweaty mess most of the time, but I love fashion.) But I started noticing that sometimes I felt crappy after looking at the magazines. I somehow felt…not enough or less than when I exposed myself to them.
So, I stopped reading those magazines.
I don’t seek out stuff that triggers my ‘less-thans’ (fitness sites, social media, some people’s websites, fashion magazines, RHO___.)
I especially avoid them on those those days when I just feel a little poopy. On those days, I make sure that what I’m putting in supports the whole of me – feeds the real and essential me.
Also, consider dropping the stuff that agitates you and pisses you off. Politics get you all wound up? Maybe step slowly away, or control your intake. Maybe start blocking people in your feed that keep posting disturbing things.
Start noticing the crap that makes you feel like crap and serve as the gatekeeper for your own beautiful self.
You’re worth it.
The first time I saw this…I wept. The biggest gift of self-love we can give is to set down the battering stick that we use on our bodies.
Our bodies are miracles. They hold us up, move us around, allow us to express and receive love. They heal us, allow us to feel, and think.
We are. YOU ARE a miracle wrapped in beautiful package.
Make peace. Spend the energy that you’d normally spend on flagellating yourself, loving yourself.
You are so worth this gift.