Why Is Loving Ourselves So Hard?

I know you are an absolutely amazing human.

 You show up powerfully in the world, give so much of yourself, and you’re the best for others that you could possibly be.

 So, why do we often struggle so much to love ourselves?

 Seriously…we spend all day taking care of business and forget to acknowledge all that we are and all that we do.

 We feel not good enough for so many reasons…

 -standards placed on us by society we feel we haven’t met

-scars from childhood

-sadness from unkind words spoken to us or looks of judgement thrown our way

 We put these pressures on ourselves to DO, but it’s just never enough – even if we are the last ones to get our own attention.

 Life in 2019 leaves us feeling drained and chronically behind.

But I want you to know, that right here and right now you have more than earned your own love.

You’ve done and given to exhaustion, and I want to HONOR YOU for your selflessness.

So, take a moment…

Now close your eyes. Take a deep breath in. And with that breath, breathe in love + gratitude. And as you exhale, release everything you feel for yourself that isn’t love.

Repeat at least 10 times.

How do you feel?

Start everyday by using this technique. Always remember that Loving Yourself is the best first step towards living a healthier lifestyle and now more than ever the world could use a little more love.

Challenge your truth

Have you ever wondered where your beliefs come from and why you believe certain things about life and the world to be true? If not, that’s ok, but I want you to keep an open mind for me as you read this…

You see, many of the belief systems we have aren’t our own. They are imposed on us by parents, society, cultures, etc… For example, what defines a successful life for most people is the traditional story – go to school, get a great job, have a beautiful family, work hard until you can retire, then kick back and enjoy life.

Today more than ever that belief is being challenged. People are beginning to crave a different narrative. But that’s been the predominant one for over a century. Another example closer related to what I do is the common belief that people just don’t have time for exercise or preparing healthy meals. But what’s true is that other people with just as busy of a schedule do find the time. So, if the belief system around time was true, no two people with the same type of schedule should be able to find the time to take care of themselves… Of course, the time belief system we are using here as an example is faulty and false. I hope this is making sense.

Today I want to challenge you… Write down 5 beliefs that you have that hold you back from achieving the healthy life you desire. Even if right now you believe the excuse or thought is 100% legit. Then, ask yourself – “What else is possible? Is this really true?” When your beliefs are deeply rooted by habit and by the people who surround you, it can be very hard to break free from them. But with effort, it’s possible. I promise you that any thought you’re holding on to that keeps you from creating the life and the body you desire is a false truth no matter how real it feels right now. Challenging your beliefs and the meaning you give them is one of the first steps to taking new action to create change in your life.

Please email us and let us know what the 5 beliefs you came up with are and how we can help guide you towards a healthier life.