You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” ~Maya Angelou
Over the last few weeks, I have been stomping on some inner gremlins – the ones that I thought were long gone . Being over-tired from working too many hours, health issues and being stuck on my weight loss journey AGAIN caused those gremlins to chatter. They started to tell me how I should look and where I should be in my business. Yup, when they start chattering they jump all over to see what buttons they can push. They started to tell me that I would be happier if I was thinner, prettier, more successful – you know the list, right?
The truth is that I am enough. And if someone else doesn’t see my worth, it’s okay. I am enough!
My WOOHOO Wednesday posts are inspired by an amazing Abundance Coach, Eryka Peskin. She has helped me to see my worth. She has helped me to find the beauty on the inside of me, instead of the just the beauty that is reflected in a mirror.
The truth is that losing five pounds or getting to my goal weight won’t make me any happier. I have stopped identifying my physical appearance with my self-worth. I am not my weight, or my jean size. I am enough. I am me.
Are you wondering how an ABUNDANCE Coach helped me to crush those gremlins and change my thinking? She showed me how to CELEBRATE all aspects of my life. Today, we are going to CELEBRATE our body and the beauty of it. WOW! Those groans are really LOUD!
Your body has allowed you to do amazing things. It provides the housing for our mind and our spirit, and its intricacies and functions are astoundingly amazing. No, I have NOT lost my mind. I totally get that you struggle with finding something that you LOVE about your body. Every time this exercise comes up, I cringe too BUT each time it gets a little easier.
Here’s a few:
- I celebrate my beautiful brown eyes that allow me to see the beauty of the world and the changing of the season.
- I celebrate my wonderful curly hair that I am embracing to let the creative and natural aspects of my personality blossom. It lets me shine without conforming to the world’s idea that “straight hair” is the best look for professional women.
- I celebrate the aches and pains that I have developed that remind me to take care of myself by eating healthier and resting. I love that these aches and pains are helping me to take better care of myself.
We have so much to give, and we are perfect just the way we are. Others may criticize and judge; let them. I want you to know that you are amazing and perfect just the way you are. Criticize yourself less, love yourself more, and you will be happier.
Now, I challenge you to do the same thing. CELEBRATE your body. Here is how I was shown to CELEBRATE:
Celebrations 1 & 2:
Let the first two be celebrations of your magnificent body. It can be things your body enables you to do, parts of your body you love–whatever brings you joy about your body, celebrate that! (And I KNOW we can ALLLLLLL come up with two! So do it!)
Celebration 3: If you have pain or illness, celebrate the pain/illness (<—I know this is so, so, SO hard)!
You may think it is ridiculous, but we spend so much time looking in the mirror criticizing than celebrating ourselves. See what a difference it makes when you start CELEBRATING instead of listening to the chatter of those inner gremlins.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!