STARVING FOR SELF-LOVE - Change Your Dysfunctional Relationship with Food
A lack of self-love combined with a toxic relationship to food, marked by emotional eating or compulsive behavior, can spiral into an overwhelming need to satisfy an emotional hunger. The good news? You can break destructive, self-perpetuating patterns and learn to satisfy all the hungers—physical and emotional—that make you human, errs and all. It all starts with loving yourself.
Why do we eat? We eat to satisfy more than instinctual hunger. Your relationship with food is characteristic
Follow these steps, and start the journey to foster your relationship with YOU, and let food be food and love be love!
If you took a moment to actively listen to your thoughts, would they be positive in nature? Or pessimistic? Allow yourself to diminish the power of negative thoughts, simply acknowledge the way such thoughts make you feel. Mindfully, let go of negativity and invite optimism and happiness instead. Draw consideration and awareness into every facet of your life and witness the benefits of mindfulness transform your perspective.
SIMPLIFY & FIND BALANCE.
Calm the chatter of your mind, and simply allow yourself to breathe and break free of expectations and obligations. Craft a daily schedule that boosts your energy and relieves anxiety. If a home-cooked meal sounds like too much time in the kitchen, skip the
FILL YOUR CUP.
Abandon low self-esteem, and fill your cup with love. Find ways to honor your whole self– body, mind
EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS.
Step outside of your comfort zone and try something new– whether it’s a new Yoga class, a green juice instead of your morning coffee or a new recipe. A new experience plants the seed for a new outlook, and new opportunities to explore self-love. It’s an incredible feeling when you realize you can achieve something you never thought possible! Our friends at CorePower Yoga, inspire you to flow with a new mindset that inspires growth externally and internally, “In our yoga practice, we challenge ourselves in order to grow. After all, if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.”
BUILD YOUR TRIBE.
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Passion is a driving force. Whether it’s a hobby, or career, an active pursuit towards doing what you love, gives you a renewed purpose. Use your natural skills to cultivate your passion, and reinforce your positive self-image.
Be patient and persistent. Self-love is ever-evolving. Practice daily even when it’s tough– remember even the happiest people have bad days. So be kind and support yourself through the hard times.
Take a pledge today to transform your relationship with food. When you detach emotional hunger from physical hunger, you will undoubtedly uncover vulnerabilities,