Healing our relationship to exercise is just as important as healing our relationship to food. Like food, many of us have a disordered relationship with exercise. Once we start to get the hang of intuitive eating, we want to start exercising again, but we are too scared of falling back into the diet mentality.
It’s not our fault that we can grow up with a negative body image. Unfortunately, we live in a culture that values thinness. It constantly tells us that we need to change our body, so we start engaging in behaviours, mostly destructive and unrealistic. This means that are brains are so caught up with our body image that we don’t have any space or energy left to pursue other things which means that we miss out on moments in life. And then we can't sustain these behaviours, we feel worse and more miserable and the cycle begins again.
Body image is something I have struggled with most of my life, and I never believed I could have body peace. But I now I do and I want to share with the top 10 things that helped me achieve body peace so you can feel better in your body right now.
Life purpose is all about discovering what gives us happiness, drive, passion and direction in our lives. It helps us work out and prioritise what’s important to us. Discovering our life’s purpose helps us re-evaluate our identity and meaning in life. It is one of the most personal wellbeing aspects as it involves a lot of reflection and thought.
Having close connections increases our wellbeing as we need these bonds in life to thrive and survive. These are connections that we have with our friends, family relationships and with food. It is also about any other connections that we enjoy, such as our work, music, art, nature and hobbies.