18 Sep Stop Judging Yourself (and do this instead!)
Ladies – we are way too hard on our ourselves.
This is especially true when it comes to our health and how we implement our healthy habits. That’s not how it’s supposed to be! Our bodies are meant to be enjoyed and celebrated. They allow us to experience new places, be excellent in our daily roles and responsibilities, and love our people well. It’s amazing.
Every now and then, we find ourselves in a rut and engage in more self-sabotage than self-care. We judge our bodies and compare our lifestyle efforts to the next woman. Often, our wellness routine is the first to go when the unpredictable waves of life overtake us and then we feel shame. How can we prepare for when these moments creep up in order to combat them?
The solution is to replace any judgement with JOY along our wellness journey. It’s all about mindset.
Here are 3 helpful truths to remember:
You are fearfully and wonderfully made: You were intentionally woven in your mother’s womb by God and your body is precious and priceless. Always will be. Practice seeing yourself from this perspective and a transformative sense of gratitude and joy will come over you. It’ll leave little room for judgement based on the lies that you’re not worthy or good enough.
Your joyful “why” is your fuel: Right now – identify what you love to do to take care of you. Why do you love it? What about it lights you up? For me, I looove to run. Nothing else makes me feel as strong, balanced, sane, and able to conquer the world. It brings me so much joy, no matter how fast or slow I go. What healthy activity evokes joy within you? Whatever it is, allow that passion to fuel you past any barriers or setbacks that comes your way if you get off track. You have the drive and power to bounce back. No need to enter the comparison trap.
You’re paying it forward to YOU: The deposits you make today into your wellbeing lead to happy and healthy withdrawals tomorrow and for years to come. Taking an eagle’s view of your lifestyle gives you perspective on what matters. Consistency is based on what you do most of the time and what you’ve invested most of your years into. Focus on the big picture. Don’t beat yourself up about the two days you “messed up” last week if you were on point during the other five. This perspective will help you live your best, healthiest life in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and beyond. Keep going!
Own your awesomeness. Stay in your lane. Invest in yourself. Embrace and enJOY your journey.
Cheers to focusing on what’s most important and leaving judgement, comparison, and negativity behind. You’ll feel so amazing and much more at peace once you do. The best is yet to come!