Welcome to Day 5 of 2022 and the opportunity to bring more love to your body and your life through the simple daily practice of self-care.
Today is a moment to eat … But what, and why?
Practising self-care is not a time-consuming chore, but a way of being with yourself that cherishes the precious body that you have and the beautiful being it enhouses … so enjoy the process of developing this practice! It will revitalise you and bring a sense of lightness and joy to your body and being that you may not have felt for a while.
This year we are offering the space to (re)learn tools that take little time or effort, that don’t require you to go anywhere or do anything new, but which enrich the quality of the life you already live.
Each day for seven days we will offer a short introduction, some questions to reflect on, a short audio to listen to and an article to read … a few minutes of your day for just a week, which may well change the way you feel about yourself and life and ignite you for the year to come.
We all have to eat. It is part of being human. But there is a world of difference between eating to just keep going, or eating to indulge the senses, to treat or reward ourselves, to numb ourselves and check out; and eating to nourish this beautiful body of ours.
If we can build a relationship with food and our eating habits that is healthy and that honours the body, rather than one that hurts the body and makes it work harder than it has to, we can start to make huge changes in the way we feel about ourselves.
We all know what food nourishes and supports us, and what food does not – we just think we like the taste of all the stuff that does not! But is that really true? Or do we use food for reasons other than providing nourishment to the body?
Building a healthy relationship with food starts with a stop, breathing gently, being in our body, going for a walk and building a relationship with our body so that we are more able to feel the difference that each food makes when we eat it.
Audio to listen to: Self-care moments: Eating
What do you eat?
When do you eat?
How do you eat?
Why do you eat?
How does your body feel before, during and after you eat?
Do you even want to go here?!
Articles to read: