Yesterday, while searching last minute (as usual) for something to wear for my trip to NY, I went in with a new attitude about clothes and my body. I’ve got body insecurities like everyone else, which my dad HATED! He thought I was being “mean” to myself. But really, I was just sharing out loud what a lot of us think in our self-destructive minds…
I won’t lie, this was hard for me as my body is different than I’ve always been used to, but I’m learning the importance of living in the moment. Not in the past, not thinking of the future, but being present in the now.
So, how does this fit into shopping for clothes??
Well...because today I am the size I am. I am not the size of yesterday. I am not the size of tomorrow. So when I went into the store, I chose sizes that were MY size! Not clothes that used to fit (in hopes they still would) or clothes that I’d like to fit into. I chose a size that fits me TODAY. Realistically.
Most of the time when I go shopping for clothes I leave disappointed. And most likely I’d probably say something like, “I couldn’t find anything.” Or, “Nothing fits.”
And I believe that’s because we’re not living in the moment with our current body size. Our minds are focused on the time we had that body we loved. (Even though we probably still weren’t satisfied with that one, but that’s another post…) We have not yet accepted our bodies for how they are today.
You *will* be disappointed if you grab a small off the rack and it’s too small, when in reality you know you are a size large.
Live for today in the body that you have! We can’t change a thing until we accept and love who we are right now.
So yesterday, I bought some clothes that fit ME in the body that I’ve accepted! I wasn’t disappointed. I want some things to change, but that isn’t going to happen right now, but it can start right now. 🧡