Societally we spend a lot of emotional and internal energy on what we hate about our bodies. We look in the mirror and immediately see what's wrong. In that cycle we are never satisfied. We compare our bodies to old photos of what we used to look like forgetting that you were different, your life was in a different situation, your schedule was different, and your goals were different.
We go to war with ourselves firing negative self-talk, doubt, and insults that diminish and insult the fullness of who we are. And we don't give ourselves the grace and love that we would give to a loved one who views them self through the same lens as we do. Because we make room for changes. We focus on the parts of them we like. We realize they aren't "just" their body, but a person we love, care for and will support. We see the ways they show up for others. We see them manage their career and kill it. We see how they love their significant others. We see how they prioritize their kids. We see how they have fun and relax on the weekends. We see them volunteer in the community or at church. We see them as human beings.
Today, see yourself as one. A person who is deserving of love. As a person who is worthy to be loved head to toe. A person who is loved.
Focus your attention on the parts of your body that you love. And the ones that you don't love as much, give yourself grace. And think about the ways that you can start to appreciate and love them.
What good is it to have a ripped/skinny/desired body when our mental well-being is unstable, our souls are crushed, and our spirit is weary?
Let's pursue being healthy and whole.
Let's change our relationship to the most important person in any equation- the one you have with yourself.
You are worthy. #selfcare