Have you ever found yourself a few weeks into a new health kick, feeling frustrated that you’re doing everything ‘right’ but still don’t seem to be losing any weight… so you scoff an entire cake?
Or maybe a few months into a healthy new habit – and juuuust when you’re getting the hang of it – you do something destructive… and you’re not really sure why?
Today’s video is for you, gorgeous.
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Tools to get you Unstuck
Breathe. Surrender. Let go of the results. Remember this is a journey, not a short-term fix.
Emotional Freedom Technique
If you’ve never tried EFT (or Tapping), check out this video or this one to get started. Then, the next time you find yourself elbow-deep in the cookie jar, sit down, take a deep breath, and try tapping to explore what’s really going on. How does your body feel in this moment? Is it fearful? Where is that fear coming from, beautiful?
Maybe your fear of success stems from a place of feeling like you’re not good enough. Affirmations can be a powerful way to reframe your fears and foster a new mindset.
‘My body is becoming stronger and more graceful every day’
‘I love being free of my old, destructive habits’
‘I love the person I am becoming’.
Write it out, baby! Really explore your emotions.
:: What pleasure are you gaining from being stuck in your old habits? Maybe it feels safe and secure to stay stuck in your ‘story’?
:: What will your life be like if you make these changes, and what will it be like if you don’t?
:: What scares you about making these changes? Maybe you’re afraid of how people might react to the ‘new’ you, or of no longer fitting in. What would be the absolute worst case scenario? Often when we’re brave enough to explore our fears in depth, we find that the monster scenarios we built up in our minds are not so scary after all.
:: Ultimately, who do you want to be? Where do you see yourself two – or five, ten – years from now? What do you want to do with your one precious life here, beautiful?
So tell me in the comments below, angel-face: When do you find yourself self-sabotaging? What triggers it for you? How do you deal with it? And what ‘story’ or ‘identity’ in your life are you ready to let go of? xx