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{image from Christina’s post}

Every Monday features a tip, activity, inspiring quote or some other tidbit that helps boost your body image, whether directly or indirectly — and hopefully kick-starts your week on a positive note!

Got a tip for improving body image? Email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot com, and I’ll be happy to feature it. I’d love to hear from you!

One of my favorite bloggers, Christina Rosalie, is running a kind of challenge: to blog a paragraph per day, every day, for 30 days. She’s doing this on her beautiful blog and many other bloggers are joining in.

I’m sharing this with you because you know my mind is usually on body image. And I’m always on the lookout for helpful, inspiring, empowering and creative ways to explore and improve our relationships with our bodies.

Well, I think this project fulfills all my parameters.

Instead of writing a paragraph on any topic, consider exploring your relationship with your body for the next 30 days.

Here are some potential questions and prompts:

  • How does my body feel?
  • What aches?
  • What feels fulfilling?
  • What does it need?
  • How do I feel about my body today?
  • What does a positive body image look like for me?
  • What thoughts have been running through my head about my body?
  • I’m going to act as though I accept, like or love my body, so how will I treat my body today?
  • If my body could speak, what words would it utter?
  • Today, I give myself permission to …
  • How have I felt about my body throughout the years? What’s changed? What hasn’t?
  • I am grateful that today my body helped me …
  • One thing that I can always do to care for my body is …
  • What has my body taught me?
  • What is it teaching me today?

Explore the same question every day, and see how your thoughts change, bend and twist (or maybe stay the same). Or explore a different question every day or every week.

Post each paragraph on your blog. Write each paragraph in your notebook. Or record your thoughts on your phone.

I know this might seem a bit overwhelming. According to Christina:

“Starting is the hardest part. Even with the small micro-goal of a single paragraph. But the challenge is all in your head. The minute you start, things happen. Your fingers moving there on the keyboard will lead the way. Your mind will slip into a groove, or find a pattern or answer or riff.”

Once you put pen to paper or fingers to keyword or voice to phone, you’ll get into a rhythm before you know it.

Plus, remember that a paragraph is just five sentences (even one sentence technically counts as a paragraph, though English teachers everywhere just sighed a deep sigh).

So go ahead. Start. Explore your relationship with your body. One paragraph at a time.

Will you be joining the challenge? How will you explore your relationship with your body?

 


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    Last reviewed: 22 Jul 2013

APA Reference
Tartakovsky, M. (2013). Body Image Booster: Just One Paragraph. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 22, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/weightless/2013/07/body-image-booster-just-one-paragraph/

 

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