For people with body dysmorphia or diet mentality, the days after a food holiday like Thanksgiving can be especially problematic. Your body may have taken on too much, but your being may still be wanting something more.
Here are 5 things you can do to stop the shame cycle running in your head and tune in to that small, still voice in your body that is your guiding light.
Day 1: Just notice. Don’t run ahead to fix what you think is broken. Practice feeling at ease in your body. Without judgment. Keep that feeling with you all day long.
Day 2: Make peace with your body - your past expectations, your future fears. You can love your body every day, as-is, in each moment. Appreciate all it has done, is doing, and can do to keep you safe and secure.
Day 3: Be grateful for the way your body wraps itself around your soul and carries it through this world of experiences and enlightenment.
Day 4: Love your body for what it has taught you and what is yet to be revealed. Know that your body has your back even when you may have thought it was the enemy.
Day 5: Trust that the God who created you is the One who will receive you in the end - from perfection to perfection with a LOT of learning in between. Your body is the reflection, not the substance of who you are.
Life is meant to be lived, felt, savored. This body is the vehicle given for the journey. Stop wishing for something other than the one and only unique precious body you were given.
It is enough. YOU are enough. One day at a time.