Your body as your buddy

Updated: May 13, 2020

As a model, you tend to see our bodies just as a selling machine. And in a way, this is true. You're your own product. You're inherently intertwined with your product. Therefore, things can get complicated.

Our bodies aren't just our selling machines, nor are they just 'objects' (with specific measurements). Even though your modelling book may say otherwise (with all pictures and measurements in inches like we're selling some kind of external product), do not forget that your body is your own personal vehicle of life. It’s incredibly precious.

You carry this body with you every day, every year - till the end of your life. You only have been given one single vehicle and it sticks with you for the rest of your life, whether you like it or not. Your body needs to be your buddy - every day. So make sure to treat this vehicle with love, acceptance and kindness.

The relationship with our bodies is (and needs to be) more complex than seeing our bodies just as objects. Let this sink in. Be conscious: how do you truly see your own body? Do you treat it with respect, care and love? Or do you perceive your body as a self-evident thing without any consciousness around it?

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