Since I have given birth I feel like my body has become the topic of conversation. I get so many comments on how I have lost the baby weight so quickly or when do I think my body will be back to normal. Most of the time I brush it off but sometimes it feels a bit much. Whether you are a new Mum or not we can often have complicated relationships with our bodies.
We pinch our thighs, groan and whisper nasty comments about our silhouettes all day long.
We can be our own worst enemies.
When I first started to learn about self love I thought it was a bit silly. I thought to myself…”I love myself, I don’t need to work on this.” However I started to dig deeper and looked at my day to day life. I had picked up so many bad habits: whether it was throwing my clothes on the floor, comparing myself to other girls or feeding my body with the wrong kinds of foods. I started to see that these were unloving gestures lacking any real care.
However when I started to practise acts of love, I felt quite transformed.
I want to continuously write about this as I think it is the key to overall health and wellbeing! So lets take it slow…
Here is a little daily practice to help you start cultivating some self love into your day!
Start your day with a few deep breaths; we usually rush out of bed unconsciously scrambling around to get to work on time. Taking a few breaths and centering yourself can make the world of difference, it will make you more calm and able to carry out morning tasks at cheetah pace. It gets you out of your head and into your heart. This is the place of magic.
Get some positive affirmations running through your head! Instead of: I’m so fat, I don’t have a boyfriend, my job sucks… lets try something on a sweeter note.
If you can’t think of anything, try these out:
I see life with positive eyes
I experience love wherever I go
I flow with life easily and effortlessly
I love and approve of myself
Forgive yourself. No matter how many cookies you ate or how many drinks you had last night…forgive yourself freely. Otherwise you spend endless days worrying and putting yourself down. Let’s start being kinder to our bodies! Love you lots, Madeleine x