A few days ago, I came down with a double ear infection that left me deaf in one ear for an entire week. It was the worst pain I've ever felt, and I can't tell you how awful it is not to hear. I guess it was good practice for my husband when we get old and I struggle to hear him talking to me about our favorite TV shows.
While stuck in a world of muted tones and muffled sounds, I had time to think about things. Namely, how much I'm not kind to my body sometimes. I judge it, shame it for not being productive enough, and hate it occasionally. I'm sure most of you have felt the same way at some point or another.
February's Hallmark holiday is Valentine's Day. You know what that means! But, I want to come back strong and invite you to make it about something more meaningful than candy hearts and champagne with your girlfriends. Use this holiday as a reminder to give yourself the same love and care you show to people you love in your life. If you are single, you don't need to wait for someone else to love you—you can practice doing it yourself every single day. Some days will be easier than others, but that's why it's called practice. The February box shipping 2/15/2022 will run with this idea and include things to help you with your self-love practice.
I am currently trying to be more compassionate towards my body. So I gave it some TLC and treated it like a friend instead of a punching bag. And you know what? My body is loving me for it so far. It was actually so nice to treat myself to Taco Bell burritos dipped in nacho cheese, long naps, and as much TV and reading as I wanted. So I guess the moral of this blog post is to say that the next time you feel like your body isn't doing enough or meeting your expectations, think about all the things it does do—it gets you to your virtual "office" or school every day, keeps your hair shiny, and restores the energy you need to get through your day. How could I ever hate that?