I’m going to count yesterday’s affirmation so I have 6 left to do them for a week. I’m going to start doing them daily .. wow my life is getting busy with all this new stuff I’m trying to fit in!
I’m going to try to sort the affirmations into categories… because for some reason my personality has totally changed for a wee while and I feel organised!!
1. Body positivity
2. What I like about my personality
3. What I am grateful for in my life
4. Things other people have said about me
Ok.. I can’t think of any more at the moment and have realised that organisation comes at the expense of creativity for me! …. I will have a think (Or you guys can help me) and I will cross that affirmation bridge when I come to it.. or just say the things I missed out the first time I did my affirmations.
For those of you who have trouble understanding my accent.. (I actually had trouble at one point! )
Here are some of the things I said I loved about my body:
I think I am pretty and have a nice mouth
I think I have awesome boobs but I don’t get them out on cam…..today!
I like the way my hair is messy and a riot as it sort of represents me somehow.. I do actually do it when I am going out on a special night or something though.. (Sometimes) I should have also said I like the grey streaks in it as they make me feel like a mad scientist which would have been my next job choice after therapist.
I said I like that my tummy is soft because it makes me awesomely cosy to cuddle!
I like that I have paws for hands and monkey feet.. I pick up stuff with my feet without even thinking!
I like the crease between my brows as it means I think a lot.. or are confused a lot of the time!! Either way it tells a story!!
I know so many people who dislike their bodies and I feel sad about that. Genuinely I do love my physical self though I guess a bit of positive affirmation wont hurt anyway.
I love that bodies tell stories and think that every wrinkle, laughter line, stretch mark, scar should be worn as a badge of honour and time served and celebrated. I think it’s a pity that people think they need to stay looking young forever. I think this comes from the celebrity and youth obsessed culture we live in.
I love the fact that bodies come in all shapes and sizes and I think it’s a shame that people freak out so much if they are not thin. Again a sad reflection of how we place media images and ideals over and above real life embodied humans filled with love and humour, intelligence and warmth.
It would make me happy if more people loved the bodies they inhabited and tried to remember that their bodies are just the shell they live in. Hmm.. I suppose me going on about how much I love my shell seems a bit shallow now!! Though I do know people who suffer from body dysmorphia or just a really low self imagine regarding their bodies that ruins their lives. I think Positive body affirmations really can help.
Learn to love your shell!!