From Chore to Understanding: A Gratitude Journal Actually Helped Me Find Self-Worth

“If we can be grateful for the world around us and the blessings in our lives, can we be grateful for our bodies?” With a fine line between self-appreciation and narcissism, we often shy away from saying “thanks” to ourselves. After years of self-criticism, a struggle through eating disorders, and borderline dangerous relationships, I decided to try a gratitude exercise. The results completely changed my life. I’m sharing this story in hope that this process can help others find self-worth and overcome body image issues as well. *** Somewhere around the age of 10, or maybe earlier, I really...

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