[Thrive into the Weekend: A blog series designed to empower athletes to thrive in life and sport by encouraging intentional action]
By Kate Bennett, PsyD
In honor of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, practice expressing gratitude for your body. It is easy to judge, compare, and criticize; however, these thought processes inevitably lead to body dissatisfaction. Acceptance and positive body image begin with gratitude. Identify three things about your body that you are grateful for this weekend. Are you grateful for your strong legs that allow you to pedal your bike? Does your smile light up a room? Perhaps you are grateful for your hands that allow you to write, draw, hold, and touch. Thrive into the Weekend with body gratitude.