We should all take care of ourselves like we take care of someone who isn’t well.
For example, when your children are fighting the common cold or flu, you may not treat them like it’s a typical day at home. Instead, you may give them extra attention, extra love and even a treat here or there to warm their spirits.
Life is hard and it can either break you down or build you up.
When you’re battling day to day demands and stress, you have a little recognized feeling that can get in your way of turning that stress into an opportunity to build you up: self-loathing.
Self-loathing is an intrinsic feeling that we are not good enough. For example, when we compare ourselves to someone who we think is better, we find fault within ourselves and we may put others down to make ourselves feel better.
Self-loathing can interfere with your wellbeing because it can cause you to not take care of your body like you should. When life’s demands and stress try to break you down, don’t let those intrinsic feelings that you’re not good enough get in the way of adapting to the demands and stress to help move you forward.
A common intrinsic feeling is “I can’t heal through my current state of condition. This is the way it’s been and this is the way it’s going to be.” This may be true, there are limitations to healing and this is by no means a medical report of your current state of condition. This is meant to wake up your conscious thoughts about your overall wellbeing so you can break the limiting habits and build consistent action to help you move towards your potential.
Self-loathing revolves around believing that you don’t deserve to heal to a higher potential. Limiting beliefs may sound foolish, but they’re common. Beliefs about health and wellbeing involve feeling worthy. If you accept optimal health as your right for your wellbeing, you’re moving in the right direction.
Here are 3 tips to help you turnaround your limiting beliefs and move your attention towards your potential:
- Turn your negative self talk about your wellbeing into positive thoughts of trust and support.
- Appreciate the inherent recuperative power within your body that coordinates and directs the trillions of cells towards an optimal state of wellbeing.
- Remember that you are 100% responsible for your wellbeing. Be your own advocate and take care of yourself like you would for your sick child.