If you follow my blog you know that I’ve discussed weight and body image many times. If you’re new to my blog all you have to do is put in the search and you’ll find all the blogs pertaining to it. I’ve had a terrible image perception of my weight and body since I was a child. This is been something I have worked on for a long time and I failed at many more. Since I came back from my spirit junkie retreat I’ve actively really tried to change this for good. I wasn’t planning on blogging about it until I came across an article on body image on multiple sclerosis.net https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/body-image/?utm_source=weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=4644c1f5-c4d7-4e84-823b-d1aadd76cbee&utm_confid=sovifjrls&aGVhbHRoIHVuaW9uIGJsYWg=7bb46c94ce2d8fb9602b7e9b37480a09527f5f0430cae5d11bdeb990f040d65e. MS, of course, adds to the body image perception I have of myself as it probably does to others. I liked what the author said and her tips but I thought I’d share my own too.
What I’ve been doing is simple. I’ve been appreciating my body for where it is now at this present time. Not where I want it to be or where it was. When I get undressed at night I run my hands over my body saying how I love each part, my face, arms, legs, knees etc. just loving each body part for all it is today and all it did for me for this day. This may sound corny but your body is your vehicle to move you through this world and I have started to thank it each day for accomplishing that. I don’t do it in front of a mirror but I do look at each body part I touch. This has been what is working for me. Maybe something in the article will work better for you. Whatever it is, loving you body and changing the negative image is a difficult thing. One that many people struggle with. Imagine a life without those negative thoughts. That’s my goal, to look in the mirror and see what I truly am which is amazing.