I know you’re busy – so I’m going to keep this one short…but this is a message I really want you to hear.
I work with thousands of women inside The Balanced Life Sisterhood, and I’m continually surprised by one thing: how hard we are on ourselves.
In fact, it breaks my heart on a weekly basis.
I used to beat myself up all of the time without even realizing it. It was just my norm – my way of talking to myself. ESPECIALLY, when it came to food, exercise, my body, and my appearance.
Thankfully after years of intentionally pursuing a different path, I’ve been able to turn this around. But I hear from women almost every day who are being too hard on themselves…often without even realizing it!
Could you be doing this?
Do you think negative thoughts about the way you look?
Do you dislike your body?
Do you constantly think you should be doing, creating, or accomplishing MORE?
If so, I invite you to keep reading for 3 specific ways you’re being too hard on yourself and how to change the narrative so you can boost your confidence and ditch the guilt.
1. You think your body should look different than it does.
Truth: You don’t need to look any different than you do right now. It’s okay to embrace the body you have in this season. Changing the way your body LOOKS doesn’t have to be a top priority in your life. You can give that up right now! Embracing the size and shape of your body, as it is right now, doesn’t mean you don’t want to take care of yourself, build strength, and feel good. You can pursue health for the right reasons – while letting go of the lie that says you need to change the way you look.
2. You feel like you should be farther along than you are.
Truth: You are doing just fine. You are right where you’re meant to be. Accept where you’re at in the process and trust that.
3. You’re beating yourself up for skipping workouts, eating something you “shouldn’t”, or not having enough willpower.
Truth: You don’t have to be perfect. You’re not a machine – you’re a human. Your life-long journey of taking care of yourself and improving your health will be full of ups and downs. If you can give yourself grace along the way, you’ll enjoy the process and see better results – so don’t be too hard on yourself when things don’t go as planned.
I hope this is encouraging to you. I’m in your corner and cheering you on.