Self love begins with the inner confidence that you can do it – and the belief that your’re worth the effort!
We’re all inspired by women who break records, change the world or just have an amazing life. But what’s stopping us from joining them?
Self belief. The simple act of believing in yourself is the difference between amazing and average – it’s that simple.
When we’re young, it might be a lack of self confidence that holds us back. Later in life, we can get caught up with reponsibilities to others. Either way, it’s easy to put yourself at the back of the queue. But remember settling for second best stops you from being YOUR best!
Put yourself first and your positive energy will resonate like a shining light. Then instead of just being inspired by others, you will become an inspiration yourself!
BUT HOW DO WE BEGIN?
IT STARTS NOW!
Start believing in yourself
NOTE TO SELF
Remember me? It’s been a while since we caught up. You know, spent quality time together. What do you say we make up for lost time? Let’s get out, go somewhere, do something. Fell the way we used to. Free to be ourselves…yourself. You know where I am. Let’s get to know each other again.
LIFE’S A ZIG ZAG
Now before you start letting self doubt creep in, remember life’s full of ups and downs.
Think of it like this – if we didn’t make mistakes, how would we learn? If we didn’t have failures, how could we appreciate success?
Just learn something positive from every bad experience and move forward with confidence, because now you know more – and are better equipped for the future.
Remember, however painful that zag was, there’s a wonderful zig just around the corner.
NOW LET’S TALK NOURISH
This is far more than eating well. It’s about feeding your soul with new experiences and finding time for the people and things you love.
Stimulate yourself. Surprise yourself. Break your routine. Visit a gallery. Learn an instrument. Take a dance lesson. Paint a picture. Fly a kite. Read a book.
Buy yourself lunch. Make yourself laugh.
Remind yourself that you’re the most important person in your life.
Because you know what – you are!
IT’S ALL ABOUT BALANCE.
And loving yourself is also about respecting what you put into your body.
Become interested in food, why we need certain ingredients, the nutrients they contain and when and why our bodies need them.
Fast food slows you down.
Fresh fruit and veggies are your best friends.
Eat like a person you want to become. Listen to your body and give it what it needs.
Education yourself because knowledge is power and it’s important to know how to take care of yourself.
There will only ever be one you. So nourish yourself like the precious being you are.
LET’S MOVE IT
So, you’ve remembered how important you are, how fun you are, how lovely you are, how special you are.
You’ve started treating yourself like you deserve to be treated. You’re eating well, finding ‘you’ time and you’re full of positive energy.
Now it’s time to put all that to good use. It’s time to get your heart racing. Because nothing will make you happier than the fit feeling that comes from moving your body every day.
Because exercise makes you mentally sharp and emotionally strong.
It builds strength and brings confidence.
Now, we’re not talking a marathon here, just get out and about. Breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun. Walk, run, swim, skip, skate, dance, drum.
Get your heart racing and circulation pumping. Feel yourself improve, challenge yourself more each day, see the results, love the sense of achievement.
It’s your move – and it matters.
THE LAST WORD
So this is it – decision time. Will you move towards self love or will you sit on the sidelines wishing, hoping and dreaming, but never doing?
Give it a go. Put in the time, do the work and create an inspirational life for yourself.
Start the daily practice of Move, Nourish, Believe one day at a time, one challenge at a time – but always remembering to love yourself and believe in yourself first!
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