When life gives you COVID, it’s time to make COVID-ade.
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As many more cities shut down its non-essential businesses, many of us are left to be at home and do our due diligence in social distancing. For some of us, this also means social isolation where our only interactions are through our technology. The lack of attention that we may get can cause us to feel lonely and dwell on that loneliness. For those of us that like physical affection, it can be daunting to think about how we’re not being touched and who’s going to touch us when we are all ready to be touched.
As an optimistic person, I tend to focus on all the good things that can happen from all the bad things that may happen. When you think about it, there’s always a positive thing to that negative thing and at this point, it’s about time to start focusing on the positive.
Although we are social distancing, it’s important to take this in as an opportunity. You can take this opportunity to take care of yourself and change your thinking. Let’s face it; we are all insecure about something — the media does an amazing job of helping us to feel like we all “need” more than what we do in order to promote consumerism and it has definitely heightened now that we are all stuck inside on our technology, while it seamlessly gathers all our data.
But what percentage of the time do you take to adore yourself? What are the things that you do to make sure that you feel good about your body? Right now, there’s a bunch of videos of the #DontRushChallenge where you see people who are transforming from homely to classy, but when is the last time that you dressed up for yourself and took pictures or video? When was the last time that you adored the body parts that you love and lovingly embrace the body parts that you’d like to work on? When was the last time that you dressed up and flaunted your best assets on social media for the world to see (and eat up all those compliments!)?
This is essential at a time like this because we’re all thinking about how we are going to come out of this pandemic. As a body-positive, biased person, I’d like for you to think that your body is wonderful and that you are doing all the things you can to nourish and appreciate your body for what it does for you. The next time you feel some type of way about a body part, take that negative thought and turn it into a positive adoration. Tell that body part what you appreciate about it and give the gratitude of what that body part does for you.
For example, I’m not a fan of my stomach fat. Every time I look in the mirror, this is where my eyes go and I often feel disappointed in myself for having such belly fat.
My 1st step: Acknowledge my awareness of the stomach fat. “I am aware of you stomach fat.”
My 2nd step: Touch the stomach fat by placing both hands on my stomach fat.
My 3rd step: Give my stomach fat gratitude. “Thank you for attracting my lover’s touch.” (My lover often likes to rub my belly)
Remember, there’s always a positive, so it’s up to you to find what the positive thing is. Using these three steps are a great way to give your body parts (and other things in your life) adoration at a time when we’re probably thinking about it more often than usual.
If you have a lover whom you live with, it’s time to take the time to tell them what you love about their body and why you love those particular body parts. Talk about how they make you feel, what turns you on, what parts bring you joy, what you like to touch, which body parts you like on your skin, etc. If you don’t know the answers to these questions, it’s time to take the time to find out!
Let this time of isolation be a source of adoration and take care of yourself while you stay home and stay safe.
Cheers to your sexual success!
Originally published here