Fear can be scary, I’m not even going to lie.
What I can say about fear – or any other emotion for that matter – is that you can SHIFT how you PERCEIVE it in order to make it more manageable.
Fear comes in many shapes and forms; from fear of rejection or failure to fear of not being good enough or being embarrassed.
Maybe trying out new things makes you break out into a cold sweat, maybe the Psycho theme song plays in your head every time you see the scale… Whatever triggers that uncomfortable emotion in you, I am here to tell you, you can look at it another way.
When your trigger pops up and you feel afraid, how about instead of cowering, shutting down or looking the other way, you face it head on?
Making fear your FRIEND is one of the most powerful behaviors you can incorporate into your life.
This not only goes for weight loss, but for anything else that you struggle with, be it your job, your romantic relationships or standing up for yourself...
Do you ever feel like you’re too tired, too busy, too lazy to start doing what you know you need to do to lose weight and/or live the healthy life you want?
Your work demands too much, your kids don’t give you a break, your life is too chaotic. Maybe you’re too embarrassed about your weight or lack of experience to hit the gym; you just know people are laughing at you or making snide comments behind your back.
Here comes the truth: Whatever you tell yourself that keeps you from leading the healthy life you want is a lie.
In fact, most of the time outside factors play a very small role in limiting our ability to lead a healthy life.
The stories we tell ourselves shape our perception of ourselves, our reality and set our limitations.
You become what you believe.
We are the stories we tell ourselves.
Our perception of our experience, not the experience per se, shape how we see the world and the place we choose for ourselves in it.
And it’s not just...