It’s not about the mashed potatoes or anything else in this list – it’s about listening to your own voice.
It’s not about the mashed potatoes or the pie or the rolls or the whatever you enjoy eating.
It’s not about emotional eating.
It’s not about stress.
It’s not about feeling too full.
It’s not about being hungry.
It’s not about exercising away the calories.
It’s not about being bad.
It’s not about being unworthy.
It’s not about your childhood.
It’s not about your poor choices.
It’s not about your lack of control.
It’s not about willpower.
It’s not about finding the reason why.
It’s not about wishing and hoping.
It’s not about waiting to be rescued.
It’s not about rewriting history.
It’s not about your successes.
It’s not about your failures.
It’s not about your any of these things.
What it’s about is stepping consciously, fully into your life and taking the risk to be different.
Many people don’t choose this path and do same thing over and over, because it’s safe.
The big question to answer is, does staying the same cost you what you really want?
What else is there that really matters?
Life is too short to sacrifice your happiness and strive for goals that aren’t what you really want or need.
Living in alignment with what you need is the path to fulfillment.
You can make your life your own by getting inspiration from others and creating something that in new and fit your life. Follow your own path and do what works for you.
You have to be good with you. You live with yourself in your head 24/7.
- What’s it like in there?
- Is it a place you would welcome others to come in for a visit?
- Do you want your more for yourself?
Listening to your own voice.
When you focus on the latest fad diet or workout or meditation trend or the latest stress quick fix, it can make stress build rather than helping to reducing stress. Which in turn can take you further away from what you really want your life to be. In those times when you find yourself stress eating and unconsciously reaching for another handful of chips, it’s confirmation that stress is in control.
Sensible advice is often lost when you’re desperate for change. And unable to patiently pay closer attention to what you need for more self-awareness.
Just think, if you allowed yourself to set your intentions and live more mindfully would you be further along than if you chased the latest fad?
Listening to your own voice takes courage and grit.
Others in your life might not like it.
It might mean that they will need to adjust and get used to a more vocal, more honest you. Many people will outright disagree that you’re doing what’s right. Others will see you change and try to convince you that you should follow their advice instead of cultivating your own voice.
You need to stay the course.
As long as your path is one of health, self-compassion and in alignment with your intentions, you’re good.
Are there dreams you want to become reality, but you’re scared?
Think about how you feel after you’ve earned something rather than receiving it as a gift. Usually people say that their sense of self changes. Every time you learn something new you’re adding to your self-knowledge. This is precious gift.
When you take a risk you might find that:
- Challenges make you stronger.
- You start believing that you can trust yourself.
- Listening to your mind, body and heart give you the information you need.
Sometimes you need good information, but most of the time all you need to know is yourself. An intimate knowledge of how you work free from the assumptions, judgments, someone else’s rules. Instead, be curious and experiment and then pay attention to what happens as a result. Do more of what works. That’s the bottom line.
What if you have the resources to know what you need right at your fingertips?
What will it take for you to listen to yourself and get started?
Start making the changes you want to see happen in your life today. It’s all you’ve got in the end.
Do what you need to do to be healthier, happier and more connected to what you most want in your life today.
It’s not really about the food or what you weigh or how you look or how many lines are on your face or much cellulite you have or don’t. How much is in your bank account or how much staff you have working for you. These aren’t markers of your value as a human being.
The stuff above doesn’t elevate your value and valuing them keeps you locked in a battle that you’re never going to win. There will be someone who has more than you and you will find that you compare yourself to them even when you try not to.
Step into the fullness of your life.
In the end your life is not about the mashed potatoes.