Can we make a compromise today?
I get it. Loving yourself is pretty damn hard to do. Being your own worst critic is easy-peasy.
So, while I know that the journey of going from beating ourselves up with the “I’m not good enough,” “I should...,” or “but she’s doing so much better” to the place of “I really freakin’ love myself” is a long one.
How do I know? Cause, girl, I’ve been there too! In fact, I still find myself in the critic-mindset from time to time... but it’s far less often, and far less severe.
So this is my compromise. While I understand it is a lot to ask of someone to just start liking themselves, I ask you to do this:
SHOW GRATITUDE TODAY.
This morning I worked out. I thought to myself, “How lucky am I to have a body that moves. How lucky am I that I have progress to make with this workout and I CAN work to get there. My legs carry me. My arms push my body up and down from the floor. My knees are there to support me when my arms get tired. I CAN keep going. I CAN keep trying. I have power.” Here’s your Monday challenge & my tough love for you: next time you hear yourself complaining... don’t. Stop. Stop those words before they even come out of your mouth. When that Debbie-downer voice starts creeping in, squash it with gratitude.
I’m suddenly feeling so fired up about this right now that you could most likely expect a Facebook Live on this topic this week!
What’s one complaint you can flip into gratitude?