This morning I was doing my “me time,” which is basically journaling and listening to a podcast, and then I try to do at least 10 minutes of some type of meditation/mindfullness. It takes me a bit to quiet my brain, and sometimes if the mood is right, I get these thoughts that appear out of nowhere
I’m a pretty “woo-woo” person, so I consider them insights from the Universe or spirit guides or your intuition or whatever, I just know they pop up like a damn blinking sign that says, “This is important! Listen!”
Two things popped up to me today that I felt were important…
The first was “Love yourself AS IS.” It’s no secret that I work hard on loving myself as is and that I struggle with perfectionism and disordered eating. This year has been A LOT and my body has changed, not better or worse, but different. I have been focusing on feeling good and having habits that support that, without feeling like there will be a huge BEFORE/AFTER reveal (been there, done that.)
What if you love yourself at every point of the journey? I have been many, many sizes and felt no comfort in any of them honestly, so now I figure, why don’t I love myself at all times? Not just when I look the way I feel comfortable, but all the time? Starting now.
The second download was that I need to nourish myself before I nourish others. Meaning, serve myself first. What do I need to feel good in my mind and body? Really, right now it means more water, daily walks if I can, sometimes it’s 10 minutes of yoga on my office floor. It also means time to read, watch inspiring movies, do fun things with my kids and husband, etc. Time to BE without always looking for the next thing to do.
SO that’s what I learned today, and I’m working on it. Fixing old thought patterns and watching what you think and say is hard, but worth it. YOU are worth it. You are worth loving AS IS, no matter what.