We all have those days. You know, the ones when you wake up and just don’t feel “right”? Whether it’s bloating that wasn’t there the day before or new muscle definition you’re not sure you’re down with, your body image self-worth take a serious hit. A lot of this is natural: Our bodies are constantly evolving (it’s part of what makes them amazing!), so it makes sense that we fall in and out of certain sensations. It becomes a problem, however, when we loose the ability to see past this discomfort not just for one day, but for weeks, months, years, and even a lifetime. I know what this feels (read a bit about it here), and I’m pretty sure many of you do, too. And while I’ve been working hard on changing my negative thought patterns, this week has been rough. Needless to say, then, I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw an email form the immaEATthat* newsletter in my inbox, announcing the kickoff of a five-day body image challenge. The activity for day one? Every time you have a negative thought about your body, type an emojii into the Notes app on your phone. The goal? Creating awareness of how many hurtful thoughts we subject your body to, and hopefully inspiring you to start making positive change.
To get myself back on the body love train, I’ll be partaking in the emojii activity today (albeit a few days late). Regardless of where you are with your personal body image, I hope a few of you will join me. Even when we’re in a really positive place, it’s always beneficial to check-in and reaffirm all the goodness. 🙂
With that, have a wonderful Thursday! Be sure to check back here tomorrow for a quick recap/Week in Review.
*Find more info on immaEATthat here.