This is probably one of the hardest questions anyone has asked me. It’s so difficult to highlight things that I love (or even like, for that matter!) about myself when I’ve spent many years highlighting all the things I hate. So, this needed some thought and introspection. And although this is a bit uncomfortable since I’m not always “yay, me” but rather “yay, other people”, I decided to approach this like I would if I was telling these things to a friend. Does that make sense? Okay, here goes…
What I LOVE about myself:
- I always have a smile on my face, whether I’m happy or not and I love to laugh. 😀
- I have come to love my curvy body. I will never be “stick thin” and have finally realized that I don’t want to be anyway. Curves are where it’s at!
- I am still working on accepting my stretch marks. They are everywhere…arms..stomach..legs..lower back. I have dreams of being comfortable enough to wear a tank top and not feel embarassed about these scars. One day… 🙂
When your stressed/angry/down in the dumps/annoyed/lonely/tired…what do you turn to?
Today started off shit and I refused to dig into my old habits of sugar, ice cream and eating. I won’t go into the details…but I was on a conference call with MizFit and Dinneen for their JumpStart international group seminar-like 4 week program. It’s great and I suggest anyone do it. However, about 20 minutes into it I had to drop off the call because of an unexpected thing coming up that I wasn’t informed about.
I felt annoyed, pissed and disrespected. I went to the fridge and started coping with walnuts…I made myself sit down after thinking about the comments here. I then picked up an apple and 1/2 way through said ‘Michelle, you’re NOT hungry’. I put the 1/2 eaten apple back in the fridge.
I marched myself down to a cafe and decompressed. I got some work done, made some phone calls and then remembered that I had this.
Welcome to my Personal First Aid Kit. MizFit is the one who started it and she gets all the credit.
What I like about this, is the MizFit stresses having something to hit all of the five senses. (touch,taste,hear,smell,see)
I love the idea of putting on a mudmask and unwinding, because I love facials. It’s an easy way to step back, put it on, lay down on your bed for 15 minutes and chill out. Then take a hot steamy shower/bath and let it all go. Then you’ve got a nice relaxed shine.
Oh my heavens…I love this tea. I love it more than life itself. It makes me happy EVERYTIME I drink it and it’s sweet.
I got this medication CD from a friend. There’s quick five minute and longer 15 minute ones. It’s the perfect thing to do…maybe put a mudmask on and do it?
I have this IKEA candle that smells like cinnamon apples. It’s so yummy and burning a candle is sometimes all that you need.
Pictures of me, my family, and travels to India.
I don’t know if this is a sense, but sometimes the act of doing just 1 page of a yogadownload.com session is all that I need to get out of the funk that I am in.
It’s about tapping into things that make you escape from wherever you are in your life at the moment.
What would be in your first aid kit? Do you have one?