Welcome to Day 1 of shine: a 31 day guide to embracing your authentic, beautiful self so you can be lit from within to live your passion and purpose and give your gifts to the world!
I am so thrilled that we are taking this journey towards greater self-acceptance together. Today is all about making the decision to be more self-accepting. And we will spark our conscientiousness by signing the Body Warrior Pledge I wrote years ago in celebration of Love Your Body Day (which, really, should be every day).
The Body Warrior Pledge
Because I understand that my love and respect for my body are metaphors of my love and respect for my self and soul, I pledge to do the following:
To stop berating my body and to begin celebrating the vessel that I have been given. I will remember the amazing things my body has given me: the ability to experience the world with a breadth of senses, the ability to perceive and express love, the ability to comfort and soothe, and the ability to fight, provide, and care for humanity.
To understand that my body is an opportunity not a scapegoat.
To be the primary source of my confidence. I will not rely on or wait for others to define my worth.
To let envy dissipate and allow admiration to be a source of compassion by offering compliments to others.
To gently but firmly stand up for myself when someone says to me (or I say to myself) something harmful.
To change the inner-monologue in my head to one that sees possibility not problems, potential not shortcomings, blessings not imperfections.
To give my body the things that it needs to do its work well: plenty of water, ample movement, stretches, rest, and good nutrition, and to limit or eliminate the things that do not nurture my body.
To see exercise as a way to improve my internal health and strength instead of a way to fight or control my body.
To understand that my weight is not good or bad. It is just a number, and I am only good.
To love my body and my self today. I do not have to weigh ten pounds less, have longer hair, or to have my degree in my hand to have worth. I have worth just as I am, and I embrace that power.
To recognize my body’s strengths.
To no longer put off the things that I wish to experience because I am waiting to do them in a different body.
To understand that a body, just like a personality, is a fingerprint: a wonderful embodiment of my own uniqueness.
Today: Pledge your desire to champion yourself by hitting the comments section below, sharing with us two things:
1. Which statement do you need to make the MOST conscious commitment to embrace?
2. Which statement do you want to celebrate as already being a part of your life in some way?
Remember your comment noting your participation gets you an entry in the great giveaways!
Excited about this journey? Want more? Pick up Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance for a year long plan and guidance.