I hope you had an awesome weekend.
From the Letting Go Of Leo book launch party Friday night, to a comedy show (and epic burger) on Saturday, and a Facebook live on Sunday, I haven’t had so much fun in a single weekend in a long time!
Back in the day, this kind of weekend would have felt way less fun and way more stressful. Parties, events, decadent food, and being on camera would have all made me feel super self-conscious in the past. I would have been picking apart how I looked, comparing my body to other women in the room, hyper-analyzing my outfit choices, and close-up to the mirror examining my skin to see if I was “good enough” to enjoy each of the experiences. I would have spent a lot of my mental energy wishing I looked differently, beating myself up for not being perfect, and plotting how to “fix” it all. I would have DREAMED of waking up one day as the kind of women who felt confident enough to enjoy it all (rather than wish it all away).
It is possible to wake up and feel confident enough to enjoy a weekend of parties, decadent food, and being on camera. But, it doesn’t happen by doing what I used to do:
- picking apart how I looked,
- comparing my body to other women in the room,
- hyper-analyzing my outfit choices,
- close-up to the mirror examining my skin to see if I was “good enough” to enjoy each of the experiences,
- spending mental energy wishing I looked differently,
- beating myself up for not being perfect, and
- plotting how to “fix” it all.
If you want to feel more confident in your body today, try looking at it less and living life in it more.
Get out there and go for a walk, hug a friend, really taste your food, savor your coffee, dance to 90’s music in your kitchen, take a deep breath.
Then say “thanks” because your awesome body is making all that possible!