This week I want to talk to you about the relationship between our spirit/soul and our relationship to food.
When we are related to ourselves as powerful, beautiful, and worthy of amazing things we don’t obsess about our weight or bodies, or constantly criticize ourselves.
You’re thinking, well duh, I mean if I felt that way I wouldn’t be in this situation at all.
We blame food and ourselves a lot for our unhappiness. We use it as our excuse for why we don’t believe we are powerful, beautiful or worthy of amazing things.
And all that criticism and negativity just makes our food obsession worse. You’re more likely to give up, you’re more likely to quit your commitment to your health, you’re more likely to binge eat things that don’t make you feel good.
So how do we stop this from happening?
You stop putting all of your SELF-WORTH eggs in one basket (pardon the Easter joke).
Here’s where you might be putting all of your self-worth:
1. Your job/business/career. You work a lot, you work really hard, you barely have time for yourself, friends, for fun. Much less for your health and well-being. You get overwhelmed, exhausted, but at least you’ve got control because you’re doing something you’re good at.
2. Your body & appearance. You believe that the only way to be loved, liked, adored or even to have confidence is to look a particular way. You’re constantly trying to fix yourself and worried you don’t look perfect.
3. How Nice You Are. You believe that the only way to be happy is to keep others happy. That the thing that brings you most value is how nice you are or how much you help others. You bend over backwards for others, sacrificing your own well-being and needs to everyone else’s. You rarely take time for yourself and
4. Your unworthiness. Your view of yourself is slow low that you’re constantly focused on what you don’t have and you’re not worthy of being treated respectfully, of doing things that are good for you, of treating yourself with respect.
The thing is that you’re not any of these things, you’re a lot of things to a lot of people, you have many skills and so much value. Part of your journey is to realize that and when you do your eating habits will fall into place.