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Considering the life-long issue I’ve had with my body and self-image, I decided to spend my journal period, listing the things that I’m grateful for about MY BODY.
Admittedly, some of these came quickly but others I had to think about. “Ample cleavage” was met with “yeah but what about how they’re too big and sagging, or the stretch marks…?”, and “gave life” was met with “what about the five miscarriages you had…?”
My point in telling you this is to demonstrate how important it is to power through the negative thoughts to find the beauty in it – to not focus on those harming thoughts about ourselves but reverse it and see the beauty in what our bodies are and can do. Because focusing on that really did help me love myself better….
The affirmation at the bottom is the affirmation for gratitude but I’ve tailored it to say “body” instead of life. Focusing on what I love about my body helps me to silence what I don’t.
And one day, hopefully one day soon, those voices won’t be so loud anymore.
???? – Mod Liz