I’m going to talk about something now that I’m pretty sure some of you will think I’m oversharing or lost my marbles about.
But I’m sick of feeling any shame talking about topics which should be celebrated!
Warning: if you experience any body judgement or shame, then this blog post might trigger resistance in you. In which case I urge you to keep reading..
For years I have felt shame and embarrassment about my boobies. Why?
Well mainly few reasons.
1 - Currently society tells us that bigger boobies are best. Let’s face it, we all know that sex sells and bigger boobies sell more products and so we associate bigger boobs with having ‘things’ that we desire .
2 - I have had so many comments about the size of my boobs from about the age of 12 - especially from boys. The voicing of this opinion definitely seems to have got louder the older I’ve got, so I’m guessing that this has something to do with the prevalence of porn everywhere.
3 - We are not taught how important it is to wholly love and accept ourselves. We haven’t been taught how destructive it is not to even be able to accept a compliment.
They crazy thing is that so many of us still think that our bodies are separate from ourselves. In one of my all-time favourite TED talks, Sir Ken Robinson talks about how many people think of their bodies simply as vehicles to carry their heads around!
But let me tell you a secret: if we abuse your bodies, we abuse ourselves. If we hate our bodies, we hate ourselves.
It’s fundamentally important that we take control of our energy and our thoughts. Especially as the thoughts we think about ourselves stick to our bodies like glue. Energetic vomit and it erodes your spirit.
A friend of mine is the epitome of accepting her body and what a truly stunning inspiration she is! She was the first person that helped me to realise that small boobs are AWESOME! (and so are big ones… they all are!) So I want to offer that space for you too. To love yourself exactly the way you are… because quite frankly you are BEAUTIFUL, and so are your boobies!
Have you watched EMBRACED yet? If not you have to give it a watch. It’s food for the soul.
Click here to watch it.
1 - Say Thank you. Every time someone gives you a compliment, say thank you… even if at first you don’t mean it.
2 - Write down 3 things every day for the next 30 days that you like about yourself. Every day.
3 - Write down the top 5 things you dislike about yourself then write as many things as you possibly can about why they’re amazing.
eg: my small boobs mean that I can wear loose tops, cute bras, no bra (!), no sagging, no bouncing when running, no sweatiness! (no offence meant to anyone with lovely big ones).
4 - What would someone who loves themselves do? Every time you’re faced with a decision, ask yourself this question first.
5 - Grapefruit Essential Oil. Diffuse a good amount of grapefruit essential oil in a diffuser. Grapefruit is the oil of honouring the body and helps with cravings and body shame. Also that loving your body is the answer! Amen! :)
I guarantee that once you start putting those 5 steps into practice, things will start to shift.
If this resonates with you, I'd love to hear your stories or any tools / books etc that have helped you too.
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