Why do I routinely bare my soul on the internet, sharing pictures and words that are really personal, and often embarassing?
That answer, for me is… I want to give to others what I have needed most. Which is permisson to be okay with who you are no matter what. No matter what you heard as a kid or teen, no matter what you see in the media on a daily basis, there is nothing that you need to fix. (Except your own mindset.) I needed to learn to love myself as is, to know that there is no “magic arrival” weight or size that will change how I feel about myself. (Getting there!)
I’ve had a lot of breakthroughs lately and it has made the biggest difference. I’m learning that the pressure I place on myself is unnatainable, that I lose joy in my present life over anxiety when it comes to food and diet and body image. I’m learning that we are taught at a young age that only one way is acceptable, and most of us are not that. I’m learning that unless we change how we think about ourselves that we will never be satisfied, ever. I’m learning that letting go doesn’t mean I am “letting myself go,” it mean I am leaning more into who I am meant to be.
We all have something we struggle with, this something often defines how we view everything in life. I want to use my struggles to help myself first, and then anyone who needs it.
I want to FEEL good inside first, and let go of what the world and limiting beliefs have told me I need to be. Life is to short to stand in front of a full lenght mirror and tear pieces of oursleves apart.
It’s not easy, it’s a daily practice for me, but with time it is possible to find who you were meant to be, and then become her.
What is your biggest struggle?