Hey you rad humans! In addition to a collection of my Tuesday’s eats, I wanted to give you a little dare that I think we can all work on:
What if you gave yourself the permission…. to say nice things about yourself. And actually believe them.
Gasp. I know. It’s kind of a crazy concept right? It’s funny, I don’t ever remember being told directly that I wasn’t allowed to like myself or be openly confident but somewhere along the line that message slowly became ingrained into my belief system. “One must not openly exude confidence.” Instead I must embrace self deprecation and deflect praise.
But guys, this seemly insignificant mentality that I wasn’t worth being confidence actually had a huge effect on so many areas of my life. When I wasn’t confident in myself I doubted important decisions, I didn’t feel worthy of friendships or relationships and I dulled my efforts to pursue passions out of fear I wasn’t good enough.
Breakfast: Overnight Oats in a jar with Blissful Eats Granola
So while confidence can sometimes seem superficial or even off-putting in excess, the negativity towards your inner awesomeness isn’t helping a single soul.
Mind you this is a major mentality shift, and is not an overnight affair. In fact, I’d say it’s taken me my whole damn life to be cool with what I’ve got and I’m still not there 100%.
Lunch: Tomato, Mozzarella, Pesto, Arugula on a Bagel
Buuuut I promise you, being confident in your abilities, your style, your you-ness won’t make you self-centered or egotistical (my big fears) instead it will make your relationships deeper, your choices decisive and make you generally feel like the bad ass you were meant to be.
Not to get to woo-woo on ya, but it’s really incredible how someone’s attitude can actually affect how you perceive them. I generally think happier people are more attractive because I am just more drawn to that energy.
Try this little “trick” I’ve been using every morning. Tell yourself how great you look before you even see yourself. And don’t just say it, believe that the reflection you’re looking at is the best version you can imagine of yourself.
Before I step in front of my mirror I tell myself “Georgie you’re super cute, your smile is contagious, you’re gonna kill it today.” Low and behold when I do get to the mirror I see what I want to see, the best version of myself.
Dinner: Chickpea pasta with cilantro pesto and gardein faux chicken
- Do you ever have a mirror psych up speech? (Just me?!)