The sun is shining. The sky is blue. Summer is just around the corner (at least on this side of the globe). And thus, with a smile and the sweet promise of a vacation, the self loathing begins.
Oddly enough, poor self image has nothing to do with our actual size. Some of my most well rounded friends are constantly complaining about the way they look. My sister (who I swear can wear her 6 year-old-and-skinny daughter’s clothing) has been guilty of self bashing her figure as well. I complain too, but that’s understandable
Summer is the season that brings out the worst of our self image and this is not surprising at all. Cute tank tops and bathing suits are hanging on department stores’ displays. Magazines are filled with perfect
photoshopped images of skinny models. Fashion becomes less forgiving and there is less material for camouflage…
Therefore I suggest that just before the season officially starts we will try to nip our self loathing habit in the bud.
For this week’s journaling prompt write a love letter to your body.
- Write everything you love about your body. What are your strongest features?
- Write how your body has been there for you when times were tough.
- Write how your body represents who you are and makes you stand out in the crowd.
- Write about the way your body represents your hard work, strong will and resistance.
Are you going to join the self loathing group or are you going to love your body this summer?
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