I hope the first week of the year got off to a great start with intentions to be kind and forgiving to yourself and whatever else you’ve determined is necessary in your life and for your full recovery.
This week’s list of good reads is a bit small, which isn’t a reflection of a scarcity of thought-provoking articles, but of me taking more time to unplug from technology and spend time in reflection about where I’m going and what my mission here is at Recovery Bites, and in other areas of my life.
In fact, I’ve been spending time writing a personal mission statement, which may sound overly serious and business-like, but really it’s about defining who you are and what’s important to you. Check out this FREE online tool to get started in the process. It will definitely get you thinking about the direction of your life and what you value.
And, for those moments this week when you need a little something to inspire you…
Have a look at these 1940s ads and the thought-provoking article: Fat-shaming is rooted in skinny-shaming. When we choose an ideal body type and label all the others as “wrong” or “flawed”, someone always gets hurt, but when we accept body diversity and health at every size, we’re all winners. Will the media ever catch on? Probably not, especially when there’s money to be gained when women are told they can just do x,y,z to become like the ideal images. Do your part to boycott the media circus.
And remember, it’s never all bad news. Here’s another video from Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign, because I really can’t get enough of these…
The title speaks for itself on this one: It’s Time to Stop Being a Prisoner of Diet Dogma
Why not do some journal writing (in-between composing your fabulous mission statement). Take time for yourself and go through these 15 Writing Prompts to Reflect on Your Body Image
Then read 30 Things You can Do Every Day to Boost Your Body Image and start with one of the suggestions TODAY!
Read something nice this week? Please share it with us!