My physical experiences are joyous.
I am thankful each day for the pleasure I receive from my physical experiences and intentionally cultivate the joy I get from them.
I even find necessary chores, like exercising, to be pleasurable. If I feel tired or lacking in motivation, I remind myself of the pleasure and move past any protests that may come from my mind. Moving my body is exhilarating, so I do it as often as I can.
I choose physical activities that I enjoy the most so that I can get the most satisfaction from my experiences. If I want to swim, I give myself permission to do it regularly. If lifting weights or doing yoga feels best to me, I carve out time for those activities.
My senses also delight me in everyday life. The fragrances of childhood holidays or warm summer days bring great richness to my life. Foods I love entertain my palate. And I luxuriate in the feel of soft fabrics moving over my skin as I go through my days in clothes that I love to wear.
Today, I make time to revel in my body and the joyous experiences it provides me.
I am thankful for the pleasures inherent in every moment I am alive. And I commit to reminding myself regularly how enjoyable the physical world can be.
1. What are some physical activities I love that I may not have participated in recently?
2. What are some physical activities that feel good to me that I have done recently?
3. What are my three favorite scents? Most-loved foods? Clothing items that are enjoyable to wear? How do I feel when I smell, eat, or wear these things?
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Angela Atkinson is a Certified Life Coach and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic relationships since 2006, Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed coaching and has certifications in life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. In her life coaching practice, Atkinson’s clients enjoy her personalized approach that allows and encourages them to become the best possible versions of themselves and to succeed in doing what they love most. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online and NarcissismSupportCoach.com.