Real Talk : Stop Treating Yourself Like Crap!

If I could give one piece of advice for inspiration for the rest of my life it would be this - stop treating yourself - your body, your mind, your spirit, your soul - like crap.  Just stop!! Why are you feeding yourself fast food and drinking alcohol and not sleeping and beating yourself up about the way you feel? WHY?! 

It's not just about food or what products you're using or how you feel inside - it's everything.  You are the only one that can truly take care of yourself so why not do it right? Why not allow yourself those moments in your day to take a deep breathe and re-center? Why not feed your body only the best so it can perform its best for you? Seriously, why not? 

It's simple - feed your body whole foods.  Wholesome, nutrient dense foods to keep your body functioning the way it is meant to function.  Eat fruit instead of sugar, protein instead of empty carbs, and vegetables instead of starch.  If you eat well you will feel more inclined to push yourself harder and be better.  It's very hard to be inspired about your life if you've just stuffed yourself with crappy food.  It's much easier to feel invincible if you've just had a bowl full of nature. 

It's simple - be kind to your mind.  Feeling sad today? I dare you to let yourself feel sad.  Don't try to push those feelings aside or pretend they aren't there.  The only way to feel better is to live THROUGH those emotions and not around them.  The only way you're going to come out the other side a stronger person is if you allow yourself the time to process what your heart and mind needs to process.  The last thing you want is these emotions following you around for weeks, months, or even years and the only way to say goodbye is to feel them truly and honestly.  Take a "well" day instead of a sick day and allow yourself the chance to focus on your needs.  

Read books, watch movies, smell flowers, hike outside, take naps, write stories, take pictures, drink tea.  be GOOD to yourself, please.   

Listen, I am not perfect and sometimes I enjoy a homemade flourless peanut butter cookie after dinner, but the difference is that that peanut butter cookie feeds my soul. It has intention.  It has purpose.  It's purpose is to warm my belly and and it makes me happy! I doubt that SAD (standard american diet) is making you happy.

If you still want to stay out late all the time and get drunk and not remember what you did or said then be my guest, but don't be surprised when the next day you eat crap and treat yourself like crap.  If you know what staying up late will make you tired and cranky the next day then go to sleep early! If you know that you're in a terrible mood and the only thing that will help is to go home and take a bubble bath - then do that!!

We have to stop living in our pain bodies and remember that we have control over the way we feel, eat, and be.  Stop treating yourself like crap and start feeding your body, mind, and soul with kindness and I guarantee the inspiration will come.