Feeling weighed down by anything is uncomfortable. If you are burdened by an expectation hangover, a problem you cannot seem to solve, an emotion you got to the other side of, or actual physical weight, I want you to know you can feel lighter.
We have all had times in our life when we felt like the weight of the world was on our shoulders. And during these times when we really need even more self-compassion, we end up being even more self critical.
We think we should be farther along. We think we should be able to get out of a funk. We think we should be able to lose the weight.
If you can relate to this, you are not going to want to miss my recent podcast where I coach Lindsay. She has been successful in shifting many parts of her life but is still struggling with depression and weight issues. Lindsay longs to feel LIGHTER and truly enjoy her life. In our coaching session, we uncover what is truly weighing her down and I give her steps to lighten up.
If you are wondering why is it so hard to implement personal growth efforts, it’s because neural pathways are created over time, especially when you have been doing things the same way for years. Simply being aware of something doesn’t create change. Growth is a process, not an event.
And growth is part of being human. There is always more growing to do and with the right tools the easier it becomes. We have to stop approaching growth as a fix-it, self-improvement, ‘something is wrong with me’ project. It’s important to celebrate how much growth you have experienced and how far you’ve come towards personal mastery.
Most of what is weighing you down is your own self-judgment. If you want to feel lighter, then it’s time to lighten up!! (tweet this) You are human. You are not God so you do not need to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders.
What is weighing you down? Please share with me so I can support you in lightening up.
p.s. I recently did two video interviews with top mindset and health expert Drew Canole. Last week there were some issues with the link so here are the video titles and links again:
Why you’re not losing weight even though you’re doing everything “right”
Why willpower isn’t enough when it comes to emotional eating