Love Your Body Today, Not in the Mysterious "When I..."
Be Kind to Yourself
Tell Yourself what Your Body does Right
- My right ear, probably a minor infection, garlic oil should help.
- My tailbone from where it's still healing in large part due to a sedentary lifestyle.
- My stomach because I ate on the go last night when there wasn't much time to sit down and eat.
In particular when you choose to use this "When I.... then my body" type of format, you remind yourself that your body functions the way that it's supposed to when you cultivate healthier habits.
Listen to Your Body
When I learned to love my body, the first thing that I started doing was listening to it. If something hurt, I looked for the reasons why it hurt. Had I strained something? Worked out hard enough to feel the burn? Eaten something I shouldn't have?
One of the most important things about loving your body is learning how it communicates with you. Pain, in general, means that something is wrong. (See above.)