Are you aware of all the different thoughts babbling away in your head?
There’s one telling you to not eat that block of chocolate. There’s another one telling you you need to get out, exercise more. What about the one that makes you feel guilty whenever you choose something loving or nurturing for yourself. What are these thoughts there for?
Most of us carry about our lives with these background thoughts playing. We may, or may not choose to look at them and hear what they’re saying. Most of the time we don’t because, well, who really wants to listen to someone berating us for doing something that we want, or don’t want to do, ex – chocolate/exercise.
The internet is filled with motivational quotes – inspirational images of cute girls with hot bodies & fashionable vibrant exercise wear – and we’re told to simply ‘Just do it’. We are being stimulated from an Ego or Head level to reach our goals. Set your goals, follow them, acheive them = happiness!
But does it?
Once you have worked for that equal hot body like your instagram feed pics, your green smoothie recipe is on par with your lastest Vegan sista’s blog – have you really reached true happiness?
It is really easy to think we have, because we have joined the mass health movement and are following the trend of what is hip & cool.
I’ve been there & I know how good it can feel, and it does feel good. But how healthy is your mind. How healthy are your thoughts circling around that styled sexy mop of yours? How many times did you take your selfies before you felt confident enough to share it because it caught your best look?
We have made it to this era where it all looks great from here. We’re all aware of healthy eating. Eating locally raised/Organic produce, eating balanced Protein/Fat/Carb type meals – eating optimally for health & energy requirements, moving our bodies regularly, taking selfies or getting friends to take our photo while we pose our mastered Asana. Taking pics of nature & how we enjoy spending our non working time.
I LOVE it – it is beautiful to behold, and I am a part of this wave of health conscious individuals.
BUT – what I really want to know is, how is your EGO?
What is going on underneath your tanned complexion & motivational insta quote?
Are you keeping up with the trend because it is such? Or are these actions truely aligned with your inner self? There is no right or wrong answer here, but your answer could dictate the inner workings of your mind.
Back in my 20’s I was up with the best of them, churning through my daily workouts & eating clean & every 3-4 hours. My routine was near flawless. I was fit, lean, energetic & felt like I was in control.
My Ego on the other hand, was not. My routine was powered by subconscious thoughts circling around what I really thought of myself.
“you’re not good enough, you’re not pretty enough, you don’t have enough, you’re not lean enough, you’re not doing enough, you’re different to everyone else…”
These very beliefs created the gym junkie persona that I identified with. I thought that that ‘healthy gym goer was who I was!
It was only when I started to acknowledge these inner thoughts that my life started to slowly change. I didn’t know it at the time, but it wasn’t possible for me to maintain who I was showing up in the world as, and live by these old beliefs that were fueling that behavior. A new reality was being created. One that would see me feeling good inside AND out.
It may well be possible to live a life where you look good on the outside whilst juggling these self depreciating thoughts, but from memory – I didn’t enjoy it to much, and it is likely that there is polar opposite behaviour playing out because of these very same thoughts. It might show up in the form of weekend party girl/binge drinker, binge eater, bulemic, workaholic, promiscurity, substance addiction, additction to being busy, fear of being on your own + a world of other examples.
You may think that one balances the other.
You also likely want to create change in your life, but haven’t known how or where to start.
You are probably tired of this balance. Tired of the hangovers, the inner guilt trips, the disgestive problems and/or disorders…. You have IBS, Consitipation, Gluten Intolerant, Celiac, numerable food allergies… Ah ha – did I sense a light turn on?
So back to those thoughts of yours. What do you do?
Start by acknowledging them.
Each time you hear a self depreciating thought – acknowledge it by saying Hello, I Hear You. I Love You then let it go.
Hello. I Hear You. I Love You. Every time you hear anything negative said towards yourself from yourself. Hello. I Hear You. I Love You.
Practice this small significant action for the next few days…
Check out your next steps in this blog here – ( you’ll have to be patient – I’ll release it in a few days 😉 )