The holidays have just passed us. Filled with loads of eating, drinking and all around good times. Seems fun right? It does, to a point. I’ve always associated Christmas with a high amount of guilt. Especially when it comes to food. This is a period where self hatred starts to rear its ugly head.
I know I’m not alone. Millions of people feel the same way. I shouldn’t have had that cake. My belly looks huge today. Why did I eat so much. It can be a very anxious time. The thing is that fitness companies seem to be extremely aware of this.
With the new year on the horizon, they are starting to circle us like sharks. There is blood in the water. They are willing to profit off the fact that weight loss becomes one of the most searched words on the internet around this time. The detox/cleanse/fit tea promotions are upon us.
Today, I’ll be deep diving into these ‘products’. I’ll let you know why they are useless, and how some can even cause harm to your body. Don’t worry. I won’t leave you empty handed. We’ll end by looking at some healthy ways you can tackle self hatred surrounding weight loss.
Let’s be honest. Lack of self-confidence is an issue that plagues society. So many of us think that we aren’t good enough. In jobs. Relationships. Studies. Chances are that there are certain areas of your life where you could really use a confidence booster.
However, today, we’ll be looking at the other end of the spectrum. As the saying goes, too much of a good thing becomes toxic. In this case, let’s look a closer look at self-confidence and 3 surprising signs that it may be getting out of control.
Well, we’re back in lockdown again.For the third time. Gyms closed. Shops closed. Restaurants closed. Now, we’re all stuck being bored at home again. It seems like a never-ending nightmare at this point.
However, while I was sat on my couch as the days blurred together, I had a thought. Why do we associate boredom with negativity? Surely, it can’t be all bad. There must be some positive side to it, so I went on a research hunt. What I found truly changed my life. I’ve now set a goal for the new year. To fall in love with being bored.
So, for the past few weeks, I’ve been looking into new methods of self-care. It wasn’t long before I stumbled across morning affirmations. They seem to be the hot and trendy self-care idea that is recommended on almost every site.
As someone who has a scientific background, I was sceptical. On the surface, morning affirmations just looks like repeating good things to yourself at the start of the day. It seems like the bare minimum of self-care. How useful can that actually be?
Today, we’ll take a deeper look at the scientific theory behind morning affirmations. In addition, we’ll figure out how to practice them properly. Finally, I’ll be sharing 50 examples to use every morning that will help jump start your day. Let’s get into it.
2020 has been a rough year for everyone. Many have lost jobs. People haven’t seen their partner in months. It’s been difficult. I’m no exception, I’ve struggled a lot this year. The biggest thing I’ve had to accept is that I’m nowhere close to the expectations I set for myself at the start of the year. I know I’m not alone in thinking this way, punishing myself for not being good enough. I lost the ability to be kind to myself.
As the year comes to an end, it’s time to make a change. Negativity has no place in 2021 for any of us, so it’s time for some good old fashioned self love. We’re not just talking affirmations in the mirror every morning. It’s going to be a lot deeper and more difficult than that. Today, I’ll be sharing 5 brutally honest ways to be kind to yourself.