Learning how to stop hating your body and learning how to appreciate your body
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We all have aches and pains and sometimes subconsciously we start hating our body out of anger and frustration. When stuff like this happens, it seems that everything else is going wrong. It takes a toll on our mental health as well physically. It is hard to be in a place of accepting what is happening to your body in this position.
So how can you appreciate your body when there is so much pain and frustration?
- Stop Blaming your Body for your Unhappiness – Instead of having compassion for your body that it was trying to tell you something was wrong and needed care, you get angry. When pain comes, sometimes we are not able to go about our daily activities, go out and about and do anything that keeps our mind busy. During this time, it is important to find an activity which keeps you busy, like journaling or catch up on some reading or any other relaxing activity which will not aggravate the pain and allow the body time to heal. Get back to the state of gratitude for slowing down.
- Recognise and Honor your Feelings – It is okay to feel anger and sadness when you are going through pain or tough times. It is normal to have these strong emotions so recognise them and express them. You have the right. You don’t have to get over it immediately or force yourself to stay positive. No. Acknowledge your feelings. Talk to yourself like a loved one does and ask yourself what’s bothering you? Be honest with yourself. Your feelings are legit and empathise with yourself.
- Change Direction and Express Gratitude for All That is Going Right in your Life – Now that you have acknowledged and given yourself compassion about your feelings, you can start to support yourself through gratitude. So focus on the good in your life during the stressful and painful times and I know it’s easier said than done. If you are unable to find reasons to be grateful, feel your pulse and be grateful for it. Be grateful that you are still breathing and there is someone in this world who loves you for who you are.
Take a deep breath and take one day at a time for healing your body. Be more in the present with your body needs and care for them. It is not selfish to take care of yourself.
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