“and I said to my body. softly. ‘I want to be your friend.’ it took a long breath. and replied ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.” – Nayyirah Waheed
At some point in our lives whether it was a college dorm room, switching houses, or finding out if you like an area we have all experienced a rental. Where you don’t really care, but you do want to get back your deposit so you do the bare minimum.
The limbo of how noticeable is this damage versus how much will this cost to fix if it is noticed.
We take an approach of, it is not permanent so why treat it like it is. We say to ourselves this is just a stepping stone so who cares how to looks.
This mindset might be okay to carry into real life, with a real rental but that argument is for another day. Today, I am going to be talking about the damage that occurs when you treat your body like a rental.
No matter where you are living, whether you are in a rental or owning the place you’re at now your body will be with you through it all. Despite this fact, we so often treat our bodies like we would a rental. When we should be treating it like it is our prized possession because we would not be here without it.
Treat your body like a home, because when you treat it like a rental you put taking care of things on the back burner. You are waiting for your new body, so you save clothes that most likely will never fit again. You treat your current home as a pit stop on the road to somewhere new instead of treasuring the blessing of having your body as it is now.
Your body is speaking to you, take time to hear it, and truly listen to it. Be active in your pursuit of making your body a home, not waiting for your new one to arrive.