Today you’re about to reset your brain with Wellness Wednesday.
Do you know how many women walk around “mean girl-ing” themselves?
If someone else did and said these things so many women do to themselves, you’d absolutely call it bullying.
But somehow you’ve given yourself permission to say you are less than, to think your thighs are too big, that you’re not smart enough, not talented enough, or that you don’t deserve more.
That is not OK in any capacity.
The #1 thing today you are going to do is a really big thing.
Because in order to do anything else, you must start here.
Today, on this Wellness Wednesday, you are going to decide to love and accept yourself.
Even if you don’t believe it today, you are going to start working to not be the bully that’s holding you back from the greatness you are capable of and deserve.
You are not going to let that bully deep in yourself think you are less than.
Because letting that bully win means in the end, no one wins.
When you decide to really love yourself, here is what you are going to do:
You will take pride in yourself.
You will start caring less what others think.
You will start caring more about what you think.
You will feel confident you can accomplish that deep, scary goal you so want to fight for but are afraid you could fail.
You will love yourself enough to know that even if you fail, you are strong enough to get back up and try again.
You will be proud about the strength of your own body.
You will not let that bully inside you give a crap if the scale isn’t where you want it to be.
You will learn to live with any perfections that stare at you in the mirror (knowing that honestly, you are the only one who sees them).
You will recognize that in reality, there are no imperfections; there are simply signs of a life well lived, of a life worth celebrating and a body that has fought to become the person you are today.
You will believe you are capable.
You will stop pushing back on compliments because you feel you are not worthy.
You will start accepting compliments until you believe them deep in your soul.
You will learn to love spending time with you.
You will eventually realize you are your own best company…. in a restaurant, a movie theatre and in your home.
You will realize how smart you are.
You will place value on nourishing yourself from the inside out.
You will not put yourself in places or situations that make you feel bad about yourself.
You will seek out activities, people and places that give you joy.
You will love you, honestly, wholly and without fault.
You will realize you are enough.
You will believe you are worthy.
This is a lot. This is asking for something that perhaps in 30, 40, 50 or 60 years you haven’t done. Change will not come overnight but you are worth investing in. You are worth trying this hard to feel good and fulfilled deep in your soul.
No one else has the right to dictate your worth, and you sure as hell shouldn’t set the bar so low.
If you set your own bar high, others will follow.
You deserve way more than you have had. You deserve it all.