How to enjoy your NOW.
Don’t fall into the trap of…. when I achieve ________, then I will be happy. Or… when I get _________, then I will be good enough.
Because it is. A trap.
We constantly place our happiness on things, people, goals, and/or… well, fill in the blank.
If we aren’t happy with who we are, we won’t be happy with anything we achieve. If we don’t already believe we’re good enough, nothing we do will ever make us feel good enough.
We’ve been talking so much lately as a society, about loving our bodies and where we are in life, what we have, what we can do, etc.
But none of this is going to work if we don’t like ourselves.
If you want to have happiness, you need to know how to love your life now. The only way you’re ever going to love anything about your life, is if you love yourself (to a healthy degree).
So instead of setting your sights on that goal or that weight… begin with you.
What makes you strong?
What have you struggled with and fought your way through?
What have you survived?
Looking inward with honesty is not exactly the easiest thing. Sometimes its extremely uncomfortable. But you owe it to yourself to treat yourself with dignity, respect, and love.
(this completely excludes people in abusive situations where they have no way out. different conversation entirely. i’m not telling anyone to enjoy abuse.)