“I’m so fat.”
Those words came out of my friend and I slapped her on the face threatening her I’ll stop being her bestie if she one more time talks bad about her body.
“Violence is not a solution!” my friend reminded me after the slap with one hand covering her pinky cheek.
But I get this rage inside me every time another woman talks bad about herself (and as you can see it gets out of control sometimes).
To channel my rage into creativity here are 5 ways how you (and my bestie) can get kinder to your body
(and I’ll figure out another 5 ways of how not to slap people you love):
- OPEN AN ANATOMY BOOK.
I’m serious! Get yourself a detailed book about each nerve and bone in your body and marvel at how brilliantly you are designed and put together! Biology was my fav subject in primary school and I still remember how a really kind teacher in a light brown long dress was showing us the cell structure. Did you see how cool your cells are?!
2. EXCHANGE CHEAP MAGAZINES FOR RICH NOVELS.
Look few photos of women in a magazine and compare them to women you’ll see while shopping your groceries today. Do they match? I dare to say hell no. Invest into a novel where you can imagine the characters and paint your own picture of how things are. Way richer experience.
3. APPLY BODY OIL ON IT LIKE YOU’D MASSAGE IT ON CLEOPATRA.
Do you think Cleopatra would let you slap the oil here and there, rub it fast up and down? Mhm, I also think no way. So why do you moisture your skin like its at least important task of the day? Slow down and nourish one of your biggest pleasure & protection organ with utmost care.
4. STOP YELLING AT IT LIKE IT’S ON AN ARMY DRILL.
Is it only my friend or do you also hear an inside voice yelling at you: “You fat little prick! Go for a fu*king run! Do some ab-workout or you’ll have so many fat rolls you won’t see your toes! Why do you have weights in your living room?! Lift them for God’s sake! This yoga bullshit is nothing, I don’t feel you suffering! You gotta suffer to see the results!” Am…. can you shut that voice down and turn on the whispering loving one, just for one day? See what happens when you start talking to yourself like you talk to your beloved.
5. GET INTIMATE WITH IT.
One of my secret ways to become kinder to my body is when I learn intimately about it. Nothing more powerful than a self-breast massage or a meditation for libido. If you want to learn more about your intimate spheres of your beautiful body VISIT THIS SITE. It’s all about body love and body awareness.
ps: Of course I apologised to her about the slap. She said I need to get my anger in place or she won’t be my friend anymore.
pps: Ahhh friends, what we do without them?