Which will make you healthier:
A pristine diet and exercise with low self-worth and a cynical view on life
A mediocre diet, seeing the best in the world and believing that you are strong, healthy and good as you are
Which would work best for you and your body??
It’s probably obvious that my tone on health has expanded a lot in the past years from just physical (diet and exercise).
I’ve mastered the physical. Been doing that for 12 years, I eat better than everyone I know and I’ve still been very unhappy AND had health issues.
JUST diet and exercise is not enough to be happy and healthy in life. Duh.
...But somehow I believed that for a long time and validated each day—if I was good, if life was good—by if I ate and exercised like I should.
Laying in bed, this alone would tell me if I’m GOOD or not. My worth. My outlook on life.
So it’s been a challenge for my brain to expand that same concept to all other areas of life!
What if I put that same fervor into becoming a better friend, partner, coach, teacher, self-validating, loving myself, caring for the world, FORGIVENESS, self-forgiveness!?
If I used the same critical thinking to be better in my relationships, emotions, spirituality and self-talk each day. Honestly, the physical - numbers, calories, math - is so much easier to handle!!
What if at the end of the day, as I lay in bed, I ask
Was I true to myself?
Did I love and support others?
Did I let their love and support in?
Have I let go of the day and forgiven so I can start fresh tomorrow?
No matter what I did, have I forgiven myself and know that I AM ENOUGH?
What do I believe about myself?
What do I know to be true?
Who am I?
This came up because I finally watched “Heal” on Netflix and there’s 9 things that everyone that heals does, and ONLY TWO of them are food related. The rest are emotional, spiritual, embracing social support, etc.
I would say yeah, food is about 2/9ths of the puzzle. Definitely important!! Not everything.
What do you think of at night before you fall asleep to determine your worth? For real. 🌝