Whose body rules are you living by?
Spoken rules and unspoken rules…
Without acknowledging and questioning them, they can dictate how we see and treat ourselves.
“Whoa, gaining a little weight there, aren’t ya?!” My brother asked me while poking my side after I had returned home for winter break after my first semester of my senior year in college.
Um, as if I hadn’t noticed my jean no longer fit 🤔.
That comment, although not intended to be malicious, reinforced a narrative that had been running rampant in my mind since I started school that year. That my weight was becoming a problem. It was all people saw. That to be the person I wanted to be, I had to get the weight off. ASAP.
Are your commitments dragging you down?
No, I’m not talking about your commitment to show up at work whether you feel like it or not…
Because a girl’s gotta pay the bills, am I right?!
I’m talking about those unspoken commitments. The ones that you’ve fed into despite their ability to leave you feeling like… well, a hot mess.