If you were in a relationship with your body right now, how would you describe it? Loving, easy-going and energetic? Stressful, fatigued and difficult? Or, do you avoid thinking about it altogether?
One thing we rarely do for our body is acknowledging that our body actually knows what it wants – even when we don’t!
Years ago, I didn’t like my body; I judged it hideously and hid it under oversized clothes. I forced it do things and eat things in an effort to make it change.
One day a friend told me that I actually had a nice body, and maybe I should consider showing it off more. So I bought some figure-hugging shirts. They were 100% polyester, but an improvement on the “mumu” style shirts I had been wearing.
One day, walking past Banana Republic I saw this linen shirt in the window…I could feel my body practically screaming, “take me in there!” I tried on the shirt, and sure enough it felt amazing, and looked great. I stood taller. I felt better. The way I carried myself totally changed.
That was the beginning of being aware of my body’s own desires. I realized my body was continuously giving me clues about how to dress it, what it would like to eat, what kind of activities it liked doing, but I had been too busy judging it to hear what it was telling me! Sound familiar?
Here are some easy and simple things you can start doing right now to create a different relationship with your body – and if you’re like me, it may even turn into one of your best friendships!
Read the full article and my 5 Tips to Start Loving Your Body in WorldLifestyle.com HERE.
PS – For more tips on creating a great relationship with your body, you can watch Dr. Dain’s Free Google Hangout on Bodies HERE.