My simple process to heal body image issues
I wanted the ground to swallow me whole…
My binge episodes have gotten worse & it showed in my body. I walked onto the beach & just wanted to die. All I could think of that holiday was how everyone on that beach knew that I had an eating disorder & how I could not control myself around food.
I hated my body & that holiday is tainted with memories of self-hatred, guilt, & promises of how I’m going to “go on a detox as soon as I get home”
I missed out on all the fun things because I was so shameful of my body, it was such a dark time for me & I honestly never want to be back there.
𝑨𝑪𝑲𝑵𝑶𝑾𝑳𝑬𝑫𝑮𝑬 𝑻𝑯𝑨𝑻 𝒀𝑶𝑼 𝑯𝑨𝑽𝑬 𝑨 𝑩𝑶𝑫𝒀
We spend so much time ignoring our bodies when we don’t like what we see in the mirror. We become unattached and one way to maintain a negative body image is to avoid your body. Start to spend time acknowledging that you have a body in a neutral way without judgment e.g this is my thigh, this is my tummy.
𝑺𝑻𝑶𝑷 𝑪𝑶𝑴𝑷𝑨𝑹𝑰𝑵𝑮 𝒀𝑶𝑼𝑹 𝑩𝑶𝑫𝒀 𝑻𝑶 𝑶𝑻𝑯𝑬𝑹𝑺
Your body is unique to you, there is something so special just in that statement. When we compare our bodies to others, we bring ourselves down. Try and catch yourself when you do compare your body to others and what you say to yourself. Chances are those words that are not loving or kind.
𝑫𝑶 𝑺𝑶𝑴𝑬𝑻𝑯𝑰𝑵𝑮 𝑵𝑰𝑪𝑬 𝑭𝑶𝑹 𝒀𝑶𝑼𝑹𝑺𝑬𝑳𝑭 𝑨𝑵𝑫 𝒀𝑶𝑼𝑹 𝑩𝑶𝑫𝒀
Indulge in something that lets your body know what you appreciate her.
Affirmations for body image
Here are the affirmations I wish I had during that time, the affirmations I now give to my clients. If you are struggling with feeling comfortable in your own skin, grab a journal, or open the notes app on your phone and write down the following:
* I thank you, body, for serving me in _____ way today. You always take such good care of me. (Read this out loud 3 times)
* I appreciate ____ about myself (this can be hard at first but dig deep my lovely) (Read this out loud 3 times)
Repeat the following affirmations out!
* I’m learning to love my body as it is today.
* I am allowed to take up space.
* Even though I’ve felt ashamed of ____ body part, I commit to changing how I feel about it.
Now go forth & love your beautiful self.
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