Building Self Esteem
I have learned a very valuable lesson over the last year pertaining to my body image! I use to think my body image was about the way I LOOKED. However, I fell out of love with my body with each and every weight gain. I have learned that my body image is about how I FEEL!
I also learned that you have to build up from the foundation or in this case with your own body! You have to do what works best for you and your needs. You will start to feel it as your body changes. Remember if it starts to feel like work or a chore make some adjustments and keep going!
I am having fun when it comes to getting my sweat on and I certainly want to play more too!
Building . . . Playing . . . Living . . . FUN!
I am the one in control of me, my body and my self worth! I have to listen to me. I have to nurture and nourish my whole being from the inside out!
This starts with creating personal space and healthier boundaries for myself! It is bad enough when you make yourself less than and then you listen and maybe feed into that from other people. It is so unhealthy and borderline toxic. You build your worth by taking care of yourself and your needs, especially mentally and emotionally!
Space . . . Boundaries . . . Solace
Living For You
Have you ever thought about living for you? Making yourself a priority even if it is for five minutes!
I enjoy carving out time for myself to do what I love to do! I just feel more nurtured and nourished throughout my whole being, especially from within to what I share with other people. I want to tap into my talents, especially when it comes to what I am most passionate about! I know for me it builds me up and that is a great feeling.
Life is worth learning, growing and experiencing! Life is worth doing what you love to do too!
Learning . . . Growing . . . Experiencing
I am enjoying the process of my journey of self! It is work and I have had to get into that mindset of taking action. I have had to work through some things along the way and confront some of the ugliness that I really do not like about myself. It is so worth it though and it can be a freeing experience too!
The biggest eye-opener for me has been learning to connect with myself again! The mental and the physical. The emotions, the feelings and the thoughts. I lost that belief and trust in myself! I was not being true to who I am. I was doing myself a disservice and I deserved so much more!
I am working on listening to my voice, following my heart and trusting my gut again and it feels so good!
Discovering . . . Creating . . . Journeying (Photos by RSheridan)