Earlier today on our Facebook page I gave you a little assignment. Love your least favorite body part.
Did you do it? 😉
It’s not an easy thing to do. Loving every drop of gorgeous you. But we have to. If we don’t, then we focus on the negative and miss all the good around us. So do you hate your butt? Breasts? Belly? There are things we would like to change. We’re human. The great thing about being human is we can adapt. And we have a wonderful little concept called “choice.” Choose to love.
Choose to love every drop of gorgeous you.
Two days ago I hated the left side of my body. This post is the result of that battle. The left side of my body has been in pain for months. It makes it very difficult for me to work, sleep, move, sit, anything really. I’ve been hating the limitations the pain is giving me. It’s the result of being at the computer too much working. Here’s the battle: Loving what I’m doing…adoring it so much that I don’t want to stop. Like any passion it can consume you. My choice is good—The Bitch Rebellion but the passion I have for it is affecting my body. My body is screaming for me to stop! Take care of the tired, tight, rock hard muscles filled with tension knots.
I would do the stretching my body was craving for a day or two. I would stretch and spend time away from the computer. But I was just going through the motions. I didn’t really want to do the stretching. I wanted to be at my computer. Like a bad relationship with a really bad guy, I would be sucked back into work. Sucked into not giving the loving TLC the left side of my body needed. Giving the wrong thing attention. Don’t we all do this? This can be a metaphor in so much of our lives. It takes a lot of strength to focus on what needs to be done. In our careers, love lives, families, passions, responsibilities. It takes even more strength to take care of our needs. Because somehow, our needs wind up on the back burner. Like the left side of my body.
I’m able to write this now because all day yesterday and this morning (with a few brief moments at the computer LOL) I focused on stretching my tight muscles. But this time I did it because I really wanted to. I started to appreciate the left side of my body and all it does for me. Committing to making it feel much better. Sheila Kelley’s S Factor has been an absolute blessing. This work out is all about slow sensual movement and my back, arm and neck are so much better! I also had a good night’s sleep because I took melatonin. Here’s the danger zone. I’m starting to feel better. So I may over do it again. Not this time.
I’m focused with no guilt.
This is why I want you to focus on you, listen to your body and love the parts you don’t when they are giving you trouble. Stop. Listen. Slow down. Loving all the parts of you will lead you to amazing confidence, creativity and productivity that you never dreamed possible.
Like the commercial says…YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!!!
So what are you going to do for your least favorite body part today? I dare you to fall in love with it.
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