HOMEWORK FOR WEEK 3
1. How do you typically relate to your body? Do you think it’s too fat, too thin, too flabby, too old, or something else?
Take a moment to stand in front of a full-length mirror, noticing the thoughts you have. Then free-write, for ten minutes, about what you experienced. If you want, make a list of all the things your body was “too much” or “too little” of.
2. Make a list of ten body parts—seen and unseen—for which you are grateful. For each body part listed, write why you feel gratitude.
3. Stand in front of a small mirror, reflecting just your face. Pretend you are a stranger and you are meeting yourself for the first time, curious about this person you are meeting. Look at the shape of his or her face, hair, and look deeply into his or her eyes. What do they tell you about this person’s personality? What aspects of this person’s face and expressions attract you? Now, still pretending you are this stranger, write in your journal about the person you just met. Write in great detail about those of his or her features you liked.
4. How do you release stress from your body? Are there events from your past that cause a physical response when it is triggered today? How do you cope with this?