What seems weird or inconvenient to one person is completely normal to someone else – which means that if you’re the person living with the strange thing, it probably doesn’t seem all that odd to you.
Here are 12 examples, from people who have been living with their weird bodies so long they’ve just accepted its quirks.
12. This is nightmarish.
No longer accepting it, but for the past six years I have had random bouts of really violent projectile vomiting that last anywhere from 1-12 hours with me vomiting every 20 minutes or so.
11. The part about them moving their head is the weirdest.
Sometimes a part of my body just twitches. Shoulder, toe, bicep etc. etc.
It stops after a while but i can never get a good look at it because if i move my head it stops. Doesn’t hurt and only happens every few days.
10. Hello, anxiety.
I subconsciously have my stomach tensed all the time.
I have to concentrate to relax it.
9. This sounds very whimsical.
I have Alice In Wonderland syndrome. It’s a real thing, honest!
Basically, sometimes my brain makes me think that I’m swelling up, like I’m being inflated like a balloon. And I feel all big – like I’m getting too big for the room. That normally happens when I’m starting to feel sleepy.
Occasionally I’ll go the opposite way and feel as if I’m being squashed down from above, like a giant hand is pressing me down into the road and everything is towering above me.
I can normally ‘ground’ myself by feeling myself and reassuring my brain that I’m normal sized if it’s a ‘big balloon’ feeling, or by staring up at the sky then slowly adjusting to the horizon for a few moments if it’s a ‘squashed small’ feeling.
8. Ah, yes, anxiety again, my friend.
My palms start to itch and swell if I am in a crowded place.
I used to think it was some kind of allergy, but I am noticing recently that the swelling starts whenever I’m in places that make me feel uncomfortable.
7. Why would she?
“Time of the month” sometimes skips two to four months before continuing as normal.
I don’t even care.
6. That’s being generous.
If I focus on my heart I start to freak out. In socially stressful situations I feel compelled to find solitude and I do this weird jazz hands thing, which sounds like stimming.
Sometimes I genuinely forget to breathe if I’m mentally distracted.
There’s all sorts of weird shit this body does. I give it like a 3/10 overall.
5. Someone will think that’s so cute some day.
I make a weird croak sound with my throat whenever I yawn.
4. I just love this quirk.
Sometimes when I get an itch, I scratch the area that is itching but It feels like I’m just scratching skin and I don’t feel a relief.
But when I scratch somewhere close to the area but not the exact area where it’s itching, It relieves. It’s so weird.
3. Every other day?
For some reason, every other day my body just shivers like somebody is running their hand down my back. I don’t know why. It just happens.
2. He’s part velociraptor.
Sometimes my throat just growls. Like when your stomach growls, but in my throat. If I feel it’s about to happen and try to stop it, it becomes worse
1. Isn’t this kind of normal?
I get one time hiccups every now and again. Just to make them a bit more noticeable they sound like someone stepped on a squeaky toy, or as someone once thought; a ninja bird squawking behind her.
It’s a great ice breaker if nothing else, it’s worse when I get regular hiccups and it sounds like a puppy going to town with it’s new toy.
I think that you and your body is like a relationship – the longer you’re in it, the more you just accept each other for who you are!
Does your body have a thing like this? Tell us what it is in the comments!