You could sit here and beat yourself up about how you’re not good enough, thin enough, fit enough, pretty enough, handsome enough, smart enough, and how you could fail in every possible way at any and everything…
You could tell yourself the truth instead.
It’s your call.
Ask yourself this: What makes you feel more free, at peace, filled with love, happy and joyful, and overall less stressed? Is it beating yourself up about everything? Probably not.
Whatever does make you feel free, do that thing. Think that thing. Because that’s the thing that will lead you to better health and a more joyful and exciting existence. And that’s the truth.
I caught myself beating myself up about not exercising for four whole days. I was constantly evaluating my stomach by pinching my excess fat and getting carried away in my stinkin’ (untruthful) thinkin’.
My stomach is too fat.
My stomach is so untoned.
Why am I so lazy?
I can’t believe I haven’t exercised in 4 days! (whoopsh-whoopsh goes the whip)
This kind of thinking makes me feel awful. I feel heavy and uncomfortable in my body, angry and upset, and it steals every last morsel of motivation I could possibly have. This kind of thinking paralyzes me – from working out to working on my business to feeling joy.
So why would I think and believe these thoughts that make me feel so horrible? It’s because I’ve forgotten to look for the truth instead.
When I take the time to get still and look within, I see my truth, and fat, untoned, and lazy aren’t anywhere to be found.
What are you thinking that is paralyzing you? Thoughts that make you feel shitty, unworthy, and like a failure do not deserve the time of day that you give them. What if you took the time to get still so you could look within for your own truth? Who are you at your core, belly folds and all? So what if you don’t exercise consistently, can’t concoct a simply roux (seriously, why is that so hard?), or crave Little Debbie cakes at nightfall? Those things are actually what make you so unique, and so lovely in every way. And they compliment who you really are – your true self in all its true beauty.
Make a list of who you really are, your inner goddess, and start loving every inch of you.
Here’s a look at my list so you get the idea.
My Stinkin’ Untruthful List My Inner Truth, Who I Really Am
Could lose a few pounds Beautiful
Not very motivated Motivated
Unstable Lover of Nonconformity
And the list goes on! Have fun by getting even more detailed about your truths, like what is beautiful about you, what makes you so unique and exciting, etc.
So go ahead and make your own truth list, and please share below! I’d LOVE to see who YOU are at your core!