Recently one of the completely inspiring women I've been working with sent me the following words, and gave me permission to share this with you:
"In high school I was a really unhealthy skinny. I remember thinking how fat I was though. I remember when I started gaining weight I never felt a difference about the way I looked in a mirror even though the scale was going up. I felt just as fat at 230 lbs as I did at 115 lbs. My self image didn't change then, but now it has. Now I can actually tell a difference when I look in the mirror. I think the weight really doesn't make a difference, feeling healthy does."
With those powerful words, Beth hits on a truly key fact about the way we see ourselves: It has nothing to do with how we look. It isn't until we take care of ourselves by listening to our inner voices whispering, "I want more out of life. I want to be well. I want to show the world how amazing I am/could be..." that we begin to see ourselves as beautiful.
As we begin a month focused on LOVE, I challenge you to think of at least one way you can love yourself better. Do you always wish you had more time for yoga class? Would a quiet 30 minutes while you drink coffee in the morning change your perspective on the day? How about an extra hour of sleep? Maybe making a new friend, or spending some valuable time with an old one?
Share the love!
Write down your one way to love yourself more and share a photo of you with your promise. Let's all inspire each other this month! See mine above: "Be more forgiving of my flaws," and the fine print, "and floss more."