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The word for today is fat, and you get to choose what to do with this word. Before I watched the show Shrill, I would have said that we should get rid of the word fat as a person’s characteristic. In the show, the main character writes an article titled, “Hello, I’m fat,” where she takes control of the definition that many people have put on her life. I’ve never struggled with weight, but I can imagine the frustration and feelings of no control and shame. I’m glad that we’re in an era of redefining body images. If you haven’t seen Shrill, it’s a great watch for adults.
Today’s concrete challenge is to choose how you perceive yourself. This might require a soundtrack change. If you’re prone to thinking, “I’m unhappy with my weight,” try changing it to a personal soundtrack that supports who you are and how you look. Repeat the new soundtrack to yourself until it replaces the negative one.
If you want to commit, say the following phrase: “I will write down a custom soundtrack about my body and weight.”
I’ll keep the music playing while you get it done, and don’t miss the soundtrack at the end of this episode.
Before you go, repeat the following soundtrack, “I am the kind of person who can choose how I perceive myself.”
Let me know if this made a difference in your day by leaving a comment in your podcast app or at concrete.win/today.
Check back tomorrow for a new challenge. Until then.