You are not fat.
You are not ugly.
You are not shy.
You are not alone.
You just have yet to see the strength inside of you.
The beautiful person you really are.
You have yet to discover that your beauty isn’t defined by your weight.
That you deserve the love you give to everyone else.
That you are capable of anything you desire as long as you are brave enough to try.
Once you realize the power of loving yourself NOW, right where you’re at, you’ll watch your world change. 💕
You are strong.
You are beautiful.
You are capable.
Confession: Whenever I get stressed, anxious, or depressed, my mind defaults to one thing…
I HATE my body. I’m GAINING weight. I don’t look good.
Now, this is not healthy, and is something I am ACTIVELY working on changing, but one thing that does always help is a little reality check.
It’s really easy to SPIRAL a thought in your mind. True or not you start to BELIEVE it. It becomes FACT. Truth.
Reality # 1: Aside from a tan (please come back summer) these two pictures look the exact same. One is 6 months ago, when I felt just fine. One is last week.
Reality # 2: Disclaimer: I usually HATE the scale. But it is a good measure of REALITY.
Well this past weekend I HAD to step on it (for a really EXCITING project I can’t quite tell you about yet 😉 ) and to my surprise I was the same weight I always am.
PROOF that I was creating my reality solely in my HEAD.
Remember what you think you will eventually BECOME. Change your thoughts, and you’ll change your life
Lately my anxiety has been in full swing… so when I came across these yesterday I just knew I had to share. ✨
10 Bedtime Affirmations 😴
It’s so amazing how changing your thoughts can change your life. Give them a try…
1. I am calm and peaceful
2. I’ve done my best today
3. I’m proud of myself
4. I’m grateful for this day’s opportunities
5. My heart is grateful
6. I’m happy with my accomplishments
7. I’m safe
8. I’m filled with content
9. Everything I did today leads to a better tomorrow
10. Tomorrow is a new day full of possibilities 💛
The most important person to fall in love with is YOU. 💕
This is especially IMPORTANT if you are trying to grow, change, or improve.
I always used to believe that if I HATED myself and my body enough, I would build up the motivation to CHANGE it.
What usually happened instead was I would end up feeling worse about myself, discouraged, and uninspired. I was putting NEGATIVITY into my mindset, and positive changes happened few and far between.
But then I realized I needed to switch my approach. We need to show ourselves compassion, self-acceptance, and self LOVE in order to INSPIRE positive CHANGE.
When I started to practice this on the regular, the POSITIVE change happened with ease. I started to fuel my body to take care of myself, workout because I loved my body, and accept the things I just couldn’t change (hello short legs!).
Bottom line: Focus on the things you LOVE about yourself, be patient, and stop dwelling on the things you can’t change. There are plenty of people out there to criticize you. Be the one to show YOU some love 💛✨
To all the women out there hating their legs….please stop.
Your legs carry you through life.
They allow you to run, jump, even just walk.
I always used to HATE my legs. Too muscular. No thigh gap. Just heavy. Since then I’ve grown to see them differently.
They are my strength.
They are my movement.
They are there when I fall (and I do A LOT)
Never be ashamed of your strength, your imperfections. It’s OK to show up to the world in a very BIG way. Stop playing small, pretty, and perfect. 💕