A few weeks ago, I talked about personal commandments that can help guide us through our day. Today, I’m sharing “body respect commandments” from the blog Weightless. In the book Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works, authors Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch lay out five “commandments” that can help us treat ourselves with loving care.
My body deserves to be fed.
My body deserves to be treated with dignity.
My body deserves to be dressed comfortably and in the manner I am accustomed to.
My body deserves to be touched affectionately and with respect.
My body deserves to move comfortably.
I’m amused by the fact that both the previous list and this one mention manner of dress. You know that I like to wear everyday costumes! (By the by… for anyone interested in why my blog has the name it does, you’ll find the answer in that post.)
I love these “commandments,” but I’m going to modify them (Mel-ify them?) to work even better for me.
My body deserves to be fed dino-chow.
My body deserves to be treated with dignity by me and everyone else.
My body deserves to be dressed comfortably and in the manner I am accustomed to with big black boots, Converse, and ruffles if I feel like it.
My body deserves to be touched affectionately and with respect every day.
My body deserves to move
comfortablywith strength, as much grace as I can muster, and as quickly or slowly as I decide, stopwatch be damned.
Those are mine. What changes would you make?
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