Day 12: Drawing the Line
DAY 12: DRAWING THE LINE
Before you begin, invoke a sense of purposeful conviction - that this activity can start to shift you, but you're still grounded safely in love and kindness for yourself and others.
Today is about rants, about getting mad, angry—but doing so in the name of standing up for yourself. Sometimes we, as people always wanting to be right and OK, take for granted our own voice and needs. And when we feel like the world around us, and especially our own needs within, aren’t being spoken . . . well . . . you know what happens.
We under eat. We over eat. Over compensate. Try to be nice. Aim to please. Aim to be seen as good. Diminish our worth and quality . . . and we never speak up or tell the thoughts, ideas inside and out, to SHUT UP already!
TODAY IS ABOUT DRAWING A LINE IN THE SAND AS TO WHAT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO STAND FOR ANYMORE. WHAT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ALLOW YOURSELF TO BELIEVE ABOUT YOUR BODY AND LIFE.
- “I am not going to keep believing that extra piece of cake will give me the love other people were not able to!”
- “I am not going to apologize for my size because you think I’d be prettier if I weighed less.”
- “No, (Fat-talk name), you don’t get to decide on what I do today—you get to shut up, sit in the corner, and deal with it, because I’m stepping out and it’s going to be awesome.”
- “I’m sick and tired of being the good girl, always making sure you’re OK first at the expense of my own well-being. Today, I’m putting myself first, and there isn’t anything wrong with it!”
Say out loud what you really mean and need to say for yourself. STAND UP, draw the line of what’s acceptable and what isn’t anymore.
Then after . . . take a deep breath . . . and . . . LET IT ALL GOOOOOOOO.