Learning to Love this Body of Mine , Day 5
As I become more consciously tuned-in to my body, as I ask it what it needs, I am hearing all kinds of answers.
This afternoon, while my little ones are at day camp, after a very full, busy last few days, I am taking some time to get quiet and listen. I am asking my body what it needs in order to feel good, this is what it's saying:
full, deep, conscious breaths
lots of water
healthy, balanced foods
pauses to ask and listen before I move on to the next thing
consistently good sleep
Today is day five of Learning to Love this Body of Mine and even though there has been all kinds of crazy-busy summertime activity going on around here, I have been doing my best to consciously pause in the midst of it all to tune in and ask my body what it needs. Before I eat, I've been asking my body what sounds good. While eating, I've been paying attention to the sensations in my body and stopping when I feel satisfied (rather than stuffing myself 'till I can't breathe). When I feel achy somewhere, I'm noticing and tending to. I've been saying thank you. I've been visualizing my body feeling/looking the way I want it to feel/look. I've been conscious about taking deep, full breaths.
Here's a little exercise for you....
Grab a piece of paper and a pen, find a quiet spot, sit down, take a few deep, full breaths and then ask your body what it really needs. Listen closely. Then write down what you hear. Do you think you can give your beautiful body what it needs, what it so deserves?
It feels so good to finally be listening.