Are you being kind to your body?

May 25, 2020

Small acts of kindness to yourself and your body can do miracles!

KINDNESS: the quality of being generous, helpful, and caring.

What a wonderful word, Kindness! We like to be kind to others, send positive messages, care and encourage them to take care of themselves. And this is amazing.

But, are we sure we are practicing the same kindness toward ourselves and our body?

For many of us, the last two months in particular, have been hard. I think about the psychological and emotional strain coming from having to manage work from home while having the kids around to look after to, having to limit our time outdoor, living with the anxiety of the virus going around or affecting someone close to us, not being able to socialise and meet the people we love the most, you name it.
This lockdown might have triggered in you some painful emotions pushing you to act in ways that don’t feel like body kindness – such as emotional overeating, binge eating, depriving ourselves of food, excessive drinking, isolating yourself from friends and family, skipping workouts, talking trash to yourself for not being as productive as you want to be, neglecting your mind and body in other ways.

In this scenario it’s indeed very easy to forget about those basic body kindness routines such as a good night sleep, making time to switch off and just do nothing, keeping an eye on the water intake, speak to ourselves with words of kindness and recognise our everyday little wins.

REMEMBER, feeling painful emotions is your body’s way of telling you: “Something is wrong, and I need your attention!”.
You aren’t meant to feel happy all the time. The more you accept that those feelings are part of life and the fact that they don’t have to lead to choices you’ll regret later, the better equipped you will be to make body kindness choices.

Choosing to include small acts of body kindness in our day is part of developing a more mindful relationship with food and your body and hugely contributes to improve our mental health and helps you lose weight.

Let’s not wait until the end of the lockdown to start/go back to take care of our body and mind.

Let’s make it a priority NOW!!

Make time to show some kindness and gratitude to others but also to yourself and your body acknowledging the miracle it is!

If you need help to overcome painful feeling and start taking care of your health again, I can help!
You can book a free discovery call to talk about your needs and what I have to offer.

Have all a mindful day 😊
Dona

 

Photo by Gabrielle Henderson on Unsplash

 

Written by Donatella Porceddu

I am a registered psychologist and life coach specialised in binge and emotional eating, body kindness, and mindful eating. I empower women to become the best version of themselves through my comprehensive approach, which combines personal coaching and psychology, leveraging my client’s strengths and building around their opportunities.

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