It’s Day 6 of NOURISHING ourselves.
I often hear from clients (and friends) that the most challenging part of staying on a healthy eating plan is when they’re in social situations (work, weddings, birthdays, vacations, etc). No doubt all of these are challenging. It was a big challenge for me, as well.
One thing that turned things around for me was learning how, and PRACTICING, to CHOOSE ME.
Yeah, sounds cliche.
I know. Especially nowadays with the body love and acceptance movement going on. But the truth of the matter is this isn’t as easy as it sounds and you must practice it daily.
Like my mother used to say, “You have to put it through the ‘what is it worth?’ department.” And that’s what I do every single time someone presents me with an indulgence, whether it’s a huge piece of cake, or a night on the town. No matter what it is, I determine my decision on how it fits in with what I want for myself. I choose me first.
Sometimes that means saying no,
And sometimes that means going ahead with it. It really just depends on the day.
Bottom line is this: CHOOSE YOU. Making a decision to please others or to fit in the crowd, is never the right decision. Do it because you want to, because it makes you happy, and you will be better for it. If you choose impulsively, or to please others, the result is almost always guilt and frustration.
You’re better than that!
Choose YOU today!