… and that’s OK.
Yesterday’s challenge was to eat only when hungry. Um. It was a total bust. So, today is a do-over. And I will also do today’s challenge: tell my body I love her. I started this morning as I put lotion on. I actually moisturized my belly. I never do that – face, neck (sometimes), arms & legs. That’s it for me. Not this morning – I took my time and acknowledge my body and all the wonderful things she does for me:
- Houses my soul
- Helps me feel alive
- Moves me from one place to another
- Is with me all the time
- Has endured much abuse
Yep, I have a great body and I’m learning to love her – by loving her.
And one of the best ways to love my body is to nurture her. How to best nurture my body?
- Keep up with the moisturizing and appreciating
- Allow her to be hungry
- Allow her to be satisfied
- Give her wonderful nutrition
- Give her a way to diffuse the stress
There’s a great blog entry over at Green Mountain – Self-Care through a Bucket List. It talks about 1) being real with our bucket lists and 2) establishing self-care with them.
Many of us will be introspective today. I wish for us to all have peace as we remember the events of 12 years ago.