How do you think about yourself and your body? Do you think about it?
Today, I want to talk about something super important but often overlooked - gratitude for your body.
The majority of us are so caught up in the negative thinking about ourselves that we forget to be thankful for ourselves. According to some studies, gratitude is one of the most important ways to improve your mood, feel more content and positive about life, and improve your physical and mental health as well.The majority of us are so caught up in the negative thinking about ourselves that we forget to be thankful for ourselves. According to some studies, gratitude is one of the most important ways to improve your mood, feel more content and positive about life, and improve your physical and mental health as well.
The majority of people, in my experience, do not give thanks for what we have and ignore our bodies and any tension that may exist.
In addition to helping you feel more positive about yourself, gratitude that concentrates on your body is a great way to help you grow as an individual. Think of it this way - if you're busy thinking positive things about your body, it leaves no room for negative ones! As a bonus, you will get used to thinking about your body not only in terms of how it looks and feels, but also in terms of what it does.
The process of being grateful for your body isn't always easy, especially if you suffer from a negative body image or if you are stressed out by sicknesses, worries, anxieties, and the daily stresses of life, especially if you have a negative body image. Take a moment to think about everything your body does for you on a daily basis.
“I’m grateful for my feet for getting me to where I need to go.”
“I thank you, my body, for serving me today and taking good care of me.”
“I will show gratitude to my body by giving it healthy foods to energize and nourish it.”
“I am thankful for being able to use my senses to taste my food, hear great music, and experience touch.”
“I’m grateful for my eyes to be able to see the world around me.”
Count the things you are grateful for about your body every day. People tell me they spend 5-10 minutes each day focusing on the things that make them happy about their bodies. But in reality, we don’t have time for that - even though we should. So start today - wherever you can.
The benefits of thanking God include the following: Gratitude is the first step - open minds often reveal tension that has been hidden. If we hold a place for discovery, we can discover all kinds of tension that has been hidden. A discovery can also be a release and catapult us to the healing process.
It changes our perception of life and the circumstances we find ourselves in.
We gain control of our emotions when we choose to thank God rather than give in to the tides of bad days.
We glorify God in our lives and live as true Christians.
Thanking God for what He has done makes Him want to do more for us.
With this, we move right into the prayers. This is a starter guide for a transition into the attitude of gratitude. As you progress, ask God to show You things to be grateful about and ways to thank Him.
Gratitude is a daily practice for me. It started when I prayed over and thanked my body as I bathed. I have found that I can give thanks while caring for and loving myself. My gratitude for myself was forced on me before I could love myself. So while research and all the brilliant minds say it takes between 10 and 15 minutes to get started, that is too long for me to get started. So for today, list five things you are thankful for about yourself. The smallest hinges swing the biggest doors. It is my sincere hope that you will not disregard the power of gratitude towards your body like I and so many others do.
The five things that come to mind to me now are: I can talk, I can hear, I can see, I can feel, I can touch. I thank you Jesus for providing me with scenes and guiding me in my day to use them according to your will. I pray in your name that you will use me today to your glory.
Remember - your relationship with your body is a lifelong journey. Be patient and gentle with yourself as you work on developing gratitude and a more positive body image. And above all else, don’t forget to enjoy the ride!
Until next time!
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