Letting go of what I expect my body to be allows me to embrace and thank her for all that she is giving me today
When you look at yourself in the mirror it’s easy to see the body you didn’t want to see or expect to see
But what if instead you looked in the mirror and said thank you to the body that woke up that day and to God for not just another opportunity to live out this life and your purpose and enjoy the potential of your body but also for crafting you in such an inexplicably beautiful way with consideration for your purpose, present, and future?
When we spend time grounding with ourselves & having acceptance we can experience less negative emotional reactions to what we see reflected in the mirror
Some days it’s really hard to look past the exterior & reinforce that you are more than your body, especially when you work day after day to improve & meet specific criteria (soon ill be posting about why body image can be so complicated for athletes so stay tuned for that)
I find that when we look in the mirror & lock eyes with ourselves and take a moment to truly see & affirm the soul which resides and drives the passion to improve, we can generate a lot more gratitude and compassion
Before critiquing every inch of yourself, consider:
1) how have you shown up for yourself consistently?
2) what does your body do for you automatically on her own just to keep you alive despite how you have treated or pushed her?
3) do you want the love for yourself only to be rooted in physical appearance or do you want first to foster a deep appreciation for the person you are now, have been, & are becoming?—a true love that stands the test of time…
Let me know how these check in questions support you today or the rest of this week…
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