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 the week on a positive note!
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I really enjoyed reading Jen Louden’s post on morning rituals. In it, she invited some of her friends to share how they spend their mornings.
For instance, Jill Badonsky considers what she appreciated about the previous day — even before opening her eyes.
Susannah Conway makes herself a cup of coffee, brings it back to bed, reads a chapter from a non-fiction book and journals afterward.
Per usual, this got me thinking about body image: What about creating a ritual solely for the pleasure of your body? Something that makes you feel really great in your own skin?
For example, maybe you start the ritual of taking a bath every night after a long day. Or you take a hot shower and really take your time applying your favorite fragrant body wash (or exfoliant) and lotion (or oil) right after you get out.
Here are additional suggestions you might like:
Your ritual can be as small and simple as you like — or as big and elaborate. The great thing is that it’s totally up to you.
Think about what feels absolutely pleasurable. Then go with that.
What body ritual will you start this week?
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