Thanks to a recommendation from my fab friend Meg, I get Notes From The Universe. Today's note was this:
With self-confidence, Roxie, the world bows to greet you and coincidence becomes your partner.
And self-confidence comes from loving yourself.
And loving yourself comes from knowing that you are, still, exactly who I most want to be.
And so I am,
Most of here in the weight-loss/get-healthy/get-on-with-your-life community are used to charting our weight loss, our exercise, our calories, our carbs, our size, our measurements, our hot fudge sundaes. What we don't track is probably the most important factor of all - our self-confidence. And not as a reflection of our gains/losses, but in how we feel about ourselves and our abilities. I've been this size before, about four years ago, but I didn't have THIS level of self-confidence. For years, I told myself that all my problems were on my ass. Not so, Grasshopper.
My problems were in my head and how I really felt about me. When I started (still in progress) getting my head right, my ass began to follow. And in the meantime, I gained a little peace, a little serenity, and more assurance from inside that I would be okay.
How do you measure your self-confidence? How has it grown on this journey? What are you doing to actively grow it? Most of us have a general plan for shrinking our backsides - do we have a plan for growing our confidence?
I'd love to hear yours!
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Grow your own.