Love yourself more – what thoughts run through your head as you look in the mirror? Are they kind thoughts or critical ones? If you make a mistake what do you say to yourself? Do you offer thoughts of support and encouragement or anger and frustration?
When you eat healthy foods and go to the gym is it because that’s the loving thing to do for your body and you want to treat it well or is it because you hate how you look and you’re trying desperately to ‘improve’ yourself?
If you’re anything like me, and many of the other people I work with, you’re very harsh and critical with yourself. I realized that I have never been satisfied with how I look or how I feel or what I accomplish. I treat myself in ways I would never treat somebody else.
Even when I do things that are good for me, such as exercising, eating well, meditating, etc., the energy behind what I do is more about trying to fix myself, rather than being loving towards myself, and I know I am not alone in this.
I know that if I want to improve anything I need to improve my energy and that means changing how I treat myself. I’ve begun asking myself what is the most loving thing I can do for myself each day and I’ve already noticed a shift.
If you want to release fear and anxiety and the belief that somehow you’re not good enough, the first step is to be more kind and loving to yourself. How can you be kinder to yourself? What loving things can you do for yourself today and every day? Taking this approach is a real energy shift and I believe it’s one of the most powerful ones you can make.