Body Appreciation Post Pt I

Everyone has their insecurities… I know I certainly have a few up my sleeve. But intermittently, I am able to rein these in and remember to be grateful to have a healthy, active, and functional body – when it chooses to behave itself, that is!

One body part I have always been okay with, are my hands.

 

 

I’ve often struggled with feeling too tall, or having bigger feet than all my high school girlfriends, or feeling a bit too clumsy with my big hips. But I never minded having long, lanky hands!

These hands have held my friends and family close, have stroked my dog Lacey when we said our final goodbye, they’ve reached the piano and flute keys (yet never mastered the guitar) and they have guided my horse Sarah safely when I would ride in the afternoon sunshine. Nowadays these hands of mine have become essential to my everyday adult life in the workplace and in my home, they support me in my yoga practice, and they carry my groceries so I can cook and nourish my body.

Essentially my hands facilitate the nourishment of my body, my heart, and my mind.

Many of us don’t realise how lucky we are to have our health, it is so important and one day, it could be all that you have.

Day by day I learn to appreciate a little bit more about myself, it’s a hard task to unlearn all that we have been bombarded with by advertisements and television programmes that suggest that there shall forever be room for improvement.

But we must start somewhere!

Please share your body appreciation in the comments below… and don’t forget to love yourself ❤

 

Lexie x

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Lazy morning lovin’

Most of the Valentine’s Days that have passed in my twenty-four years have been spent as a single lady.

Cue 'yonce
Cue ‘yonce. Damn that girl is fierce.

This is one Hallmark holiday that has never really ruffled my feathers, even though I did often daydream of finding my Mr Darcy and riding off into the sunset… I decided to see it as a way to do something special with my closest circle of friends.

I can remember writing ‘warm fuzzies’ for my high school girlfriends and taking small bears as gifts for those I held close to my heart.

So many people have so much hate for this holiday, but why go to the effort of creating unhappiness? Of course not every holiday can be enjoyed equally by all, but this is a perfect excuse to do something sweet for anyone special in your life!

Make a family member or a work colleague your valentine, and you have not only brightened their day, but you have lightened your heart by bringing more positivity into your life and theirs.

My secondary recommendation is to treat yo’self! Take yourself on a date! Do something you’ve been holding back from. Even if it’s just taking a Saturday morning off to lay in bed with a cup of tea and your favourite magazine, you don’t have to break the bank to show yourself a little love.

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Lazy mornings are the best.

Happy Saturday, lovers 🙂

Lexie x