August 15, 2013

Somewhere along the way it became the norm to scrutinize and hate every part of our bodies. When, in fact the human body is a remarkable machine, capable of many great things. Wearing a bikini is waaaaaaay down the list in terms of its accomplishments, yet that seems to be how we judge our bodies worth. I understand that’s part of living nowadays (thank you ads, social media, and photoshop for all distorting our view on this subject 24/7 )…and quite honestly, it stinks. So, I’d like to try and at least switch our focus around. Because I’m an optimist, and that’s what I do.

So here’s a little challenge….

On a piece of paper, (or you can print out this pic and fill in the blanks) write down 3 parts of your body you (gasp)…actually like. And to clarify, it’s not vain or narcissistic to actually like something about your body. It’s quite healthy. Think of it as an easy way to focus on the positive, and help you view your body in a different, more confident light.

I’ll start…

3 parts of my body I like:

1: My legs
2: My eyelashes
3: My smile

It can be anything. Freckles, fingernails, feet, calves (for any men who are reading this, I know that’s a coveted body part), heck even your middle toe on your left foot. Just write them down, and give yourself a break…and your body a pat on the back. Darn it.
– Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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