🔶Checking in....by the end of this week we are mid-January....WOW!
🔶How are you doing? Loaded question of course - but do a wee check-in just as you read this. Mentally how do you feel? Be honest.
🔶Now- how do YOU feel physically?
🔶Maybe they are different or maybe they are the same feelings. We do know how we mentally feel can affect how we physically feel and vice versa.
🔶You really do have to do what works for you...but this is just a wee reminder that sometimes our inner dialogue/ that inner critic is not necessarily correct (and sometimes downright RUDE). Sometimes it is beneficial to listen and a break is needed...but sometimes it can sabotage your best efforts.
🔶Do you listen all the time or can you shut it down?
🔶Well, it certainly is not easy. I'm not here to say it is. What I am here to tell you about and what I DO KNOW is that movement/ exercise/ activity can actually assist with feeling better. I KNOW YOU KNOW THIS.
🔶I was reminded by my friend Erin (a Registered Psychotherapist) that:
🔶Self-compassion/kindness is actually motivating. If we learn to talk to ourselves as we would a dear friend, it can help lead us toward acting in our best interest in many ways.