Do you love the skin you are in? If you don’t, here is why you need to start.
Be mindful of things you put into your body spiritually, emotionally and physically. I have learned to love all of my flaws because it is my imperfections that make me the woman I am. It has taken a lot of growth to reach the point where I don’t look in the mirror and see a fat girl because, after two kids and juggling work, I enjoy carbs. I am more than my body. I am caring, loving, reliable, hardworking, and a darn right person.
I will not compare myself to another being. Accepting where I am in this moment is helping move to where I want to be. My imperfections, life mistakes will help another woman along her journey. I had to first forgive myself for everything I put me through. I am starting with the unrealistic expectations that women face on a day to day basis. My hair is not long enough; I am too short, I am not a good cook; why didn’t I get that promotion at work. YOU ARE ENOUGH.
One thing I learned spiritually is that God is not in a hurry. I am always anxious and stressed out about things that have not even occurred. I surrender to your timeline… higher power my schedule is ineffective.
I work out at least five days a week. True story. I walk with my neighbor after we drop the kids off at school at least twice a week when I work from home. I work out on my family room floor watching my favorite pilates YouTube channel (30 min) at least once a week. On the weekend after my daughter’s swim class, we head to the gym where I can get 60 min of cardio in on whatever machine that floats my boat.
I hope by now you can skip to the part of your story where you can say screw this, and I am enough, I am the shit, I am going to light u this place because You will Be Kind to Yourself. What are you doing to be kind to yourself spiritually, emotionally and physically?
Here are some suggestions I have put together for your pleasure. Don’t be shy: let me know the ones you fancy the most.
- Pat yourself on the back. Being a mom who works is two full-time jobs.
- Carve out some me-time daily, at least an hour. Forgive yourself for burning dinner, order takeout from Doordash.
- Take good care of yourself by getting more sleep. Get off the internet an hour before heading to sleep at night.
- Treat yourself to a new dress, fresh makeup, or that expensive handbag you have been eyeing.
- Remind yourself of your good qualities. You know you bake the best cookies for the school bake sale.
- Tell yourself: I am enough, I am worthy, I will be happy, I will have everything I want.
- Stop comparing yourself to your sister.
- Believe in yourself all of the time, not occasionally.
The relationship you have with yourself is the most important relationship you will have. That said, start incorporating some of the ideas as mentioned earlier above and let us know how they are going. I would love to hear about how taking an hour a day for yourself is working out. Let me know some of your ideas and how women can Be Kind To Yourself? Go on, I am waiting.
Emotionally I am allowing myself be pulled to what I want. Manifesting the life, I wish for myself. I am looking at where I am going and not where I have been. Einstein said, ”The imagination is the preview of what is to come.” What you believe in you will manifest. It can be hard to not reflect on your past but let it go and move on. Don’t be pushed away from the things you don’t want. Be pulled towards what you want. I love that!