This day was a rough day. This was one of those days.
One of those days where I struggled with my body. One of those days where I got caught up in the cultural ideals of beauty, and started to feel like I wasn’t doing enough. One of the days where I looked at my friend and wished that my body was like hers…..
But today was a WIN!
Today was a win because in those thoughts that kept coming into my mind, I realized that I was using the tools.
I caught myself in the act of objectifying my own body and I reminded myself that “My Body is an Instrument, not an Ornament.”
This mantra has helped me snap out of my bad body image funk so many times!!!
It helps me from going down the “dirt road” in my mind that leads to want to control my body.
That road that leads to the negative self-talk that tells me I’m not good enough.
No, I AM good enough dang-it! My body is good enough. My body is an amazing instrument for me to do the work I am called to do.
Doing the Body Image Resilience work doesn’t mean that I’ll never have a bad body image day, but man I snap out of it WAY quicker than I used to. This mantra has been HUGE for me.
I hope this helps you today.
Use this mantra or find another one that reminds you THAT YOUR BODY IS ENOUGH AS IT IS. It is an instrument for you to do the work that YOU are called to do in this world.
I’m going to be popping in from time to time to share short little tips, tricks or stories to hopefully help you in your health journey. I know you get a lot of emails so I promise to keep it short. 🙂
Cheers to your health, happiness and BODY ACCEPTANCE!