Recent life events have reminded me of just how fragile our health can be. It is something we often take for granted, until it fails us in some way. These setbacks can leave us feeling betrayed by the very vessel that is supposed to protect and sustain us.
Sometime we don’t want to move. Sometimes we can’t. Sometimes it hurts. And sometimes, our minds are focused on other things. It can be easy to focus on all of the things that are going wrong, and not leave space for what might be going right.
Regardless of where we are in our individual journeys towards health, there are lots of ways to spark inspiration and progress. Below is a diverse list of ideas to prompt some acts of love for our bodies and minds.
- Try 20-Body Positive Affirmations (Popsugar Fitness)
- Take a Virtual Health Check-up (UBC Health, Wellbeing and Benefits)
- Use a stretch prompter recommended by UBC Ergonomics or download a break reminder like Stretch Clock, Stand up! or Workrave.
- Wear Your Active Wear on February 28
- Connect physically with others (The Guardian)
This month, I encourage you to find a way to show your body some love. Try focusing on the parts of your body that you love instead of loathe. Perhaps change your routine to allow for more sleep. Maybe book a check-up or a massage. You might indulge in your favourite foods.
However you go about it, aiming a little gratitude towards your body can go a long way to supporting your physical and emotional health.
All my best,