Show of hands, who here has said about themselves “I’m a Goddess”?
I have, however it was in joking.
In my 36th year on this earth I now have a problem with that joke about myself. I am ready to say it without a laugh behind it. I feel like it is past time for me to fully embrace who I am as a person. See, if we were ever to meet face to face you would see I am a bigger girl. Have been for a while now. In this week I have become okay with it. No joke!! In this week I have found peace with my weight. Take a small trip down memory lane with me:
When I was in high school I had a 28 inch waist. Not kidding you at all. I was 120 pounds and 5 foot 7 inches.
I looked AMAZING.
I was a bulimic.
It was Hell and it lasted till I was 28.
Now several things went into the why of my disease but now I am good. And this week I am even better. See it took me years to learn that I really am a Goddess. I finally really see it for myself. That’s what I want for y’all too. I see so many people downing themselves on social media and I just want to give them a hug. I want to say “I have been there!!” I want them to understand that they are amazing people.
So how do we tell ourselves we are amazing? I have found that words of affirmation, thinking good thoughts and just a practice of mindfulness can help a lot when you are feeling less than. You talk to yourself more than you talk to anyone else so make your voice kind. Tell yourself that you will no longer be a bully to your own mind. You are worth more than that!! I want you to do an experiment for me. For one week tell yourself only the good things. All the good things: It’s a beautiful day, I am looking amazing today, I love how the flowers look. Any negative that comes across your mind? Just let it pass. Don’t linger on it and don’t give it an attention. See if you already don’t feel your mood towards yourself and others start to shift in that one week.