When I learnt this, I realised I just had to change the way I spoke about myself and my body! I started small, ‘coz I found talking to myself in a loving way really really hard! I felt stupid! I decided to start small with things I do every day, like brushing my hair or moisturising my face.
Every time I would say, “I Love You” and “I Just love my hair it goes ‘right ‘ every time” and yes... at first, it felt, well, wrong!
I’d focus on the things I Liked and ignored all ‘those’ bits, until through this gentle everyday practice, I could include my
‘mummy tummy’ my hips, my arms, my hands and fingers.
All the parts I would criticise and judge became beautiful and part of ‘ME’.
I started to think about all the things my hands have and are doing for me. I started to notice how gently they would clean a bleeding wound on my sons knee, or how swiftly they could whip up a meal that nourishes the soul, or the strength they have as I hold my boy while he’s crying his heart out!
YES!! My hands are oh soooo much more than stubby, bent, freckly things dangling on the end of my wrists. They protect, and love and smooth away life's worries. They express ‘ME’ in a very Italian kinda way and are oh so creative with pen and brush!
I LOVE MY HANDS! :~D
And so my journey to reconnect with ALL the parts of my body I’ve hated for many years began!
I now find any excuse to LOVE MYSELF UP A BIT!!
THE RELATIONSHIP WE HAVE WITH OURSELVES SHOWS ALL OVER OUR FACE AND BODY! :~D
Mum, NLP Trainer & Master Practitioner & Life Coach