When I first met Donna, she was on a diet. I asked “how long have you been on a diet for?” She said “as long as I can remember”. So I said “what if you’re perfect how you are and this is how you’re supposed to be?” She said, “no that’s too depressing, ofcourse I’m supposed to be thinner than this”. That was 17 years ago, she’s still has the same body shape and size and is still on a diet.
It’s all in your head
I have had body confidence issues since I was a teenager and it took me until my late thirties to overcome them. I didn’t do it by constantly dieting, because we know how that goes. I did it by self love and acceptance. Each morning I’d avoid the mirror while dressing, because I’d focus on my thunder thighs. I wouldn’t swim at the beach, because the walk of shame from my towel to the water, would surely make EVERYONE put their books down, stop throwing the ball to their children and halt all the surfers mid wave, because they all would be so disgusted with my white wobbly flesh.
Be careful what you think, because you’re listening
When we say horrible things to people, we know they’re not going to feel good. So why say and think horrible things about yourself and expect good things to happen? You can only motivate change by being kind and helpful.
So I decided to started to take extra care of myself. Before the shower I put a drop of doTERRA frankincense or Elevation blend essential oil behind my ears and take a moment to breathe. In the shower, I’d let the warm flowing water soothe me. I’d use nice smelling, good aromatherapy shower gel. As I gently massages each body part I’d concentrate on what I did want from my body, not what I didn’t.
I’d think how thankful I am for my legs and how they carried me everyday and took me places. How my stomach was smooth and gave me nourishment from all the good food I ate. How my arms cuddled all the people I loved. How my skin was soft and gave me protection. Until I’d mentioned every part of me.
I felt a little silly at first and to be honest, I thought what am I doing. But I carried on. Day after day. Even added a little tune to it. It made me feel happy.
Change your thoughts, change your life
Then amazing things started happening in my life.
I didn’t want to feed my body processed foods or sugar. I wanted pure whole foods, because I loved my body and I wanted to treat it well.
I didn’t want to put chemicals on my skin, because I knew they would poison my blood stream. This is when I discovered doTERRA essential oils and use them daily to enhance my mood, on my body to cleanse and rejuvenate my skin and a natural way to clean my house!!
I wanted to move my body, so I started to exercise regularly.
My skin improved. My relationship with my husband and children flourished. I finally loved and accepted myself. Live in the moment.
We all need a little help sometimes. What if applying a couple of drops of pure theraputic grade essential oils, like doTERRA could help you live a happier life. To find out more have a look here or reach out and get in touch.
Beware of destination addiction, I’ll be better when I’m …… Enjoy the journey, enjoy your life.
Best and powerful wishes
Stress management coach, trainer and remedial massage therapist
Kasona – Be happy, stress less
t: 0414 973394
“Of this be sure. You don’t find the happy life, you make it” Thomas S Manson