Question Of The Day:
How to be authentic AND stop eating so much chocolate?
It’s no secret I like chocolate.
Do I wish I liked it a little less? Uh, is Usher’s rendition of the alphabet one of the sexiest things you’ve ever seen? YEAH!
So finding a way to be authentically me while not hiding my food challenges from the people around me was a constant struggle… until now.
This week I decided no more hiding. No more pretending to be who someone else wants me to be. I am what and who I am.
Does that mean I don’t want to improve or learn or grow? No. Not at all. But it DOES mean that as I’m busting a move on the dance floor of my own life, I don’t apologise for my existence by wrapping myself in a Snickers wrapper and pretending I’m someone I’m not.
So who do you want to be?
Do you want to be who you think you should be or who you actually are?
I spent most of my life trying to get people to like me and even more recently I found myself doing it again.
What should I post that will get the most likes? What can I say that will stop people unfollowing? But the truth is people will do what they’re going to do. And they SHOULD. Just as you need to do what makes YOU happy. Not what makes SOMEONE ELSE happy
I’ve decided that being authentically me means 5 things:
💜Sometimes I like my body and sometimes I (kinda still) don’t
💜If I binge it’s natural to feel down but it’s NOT natural to stay there
💜I still get mad when I feel full but there’s still food on my plate
💜I tell people I love them even if it makes them uncomfortable
💜If I ever meet the owner of the Cadbury’s empire, I will shamelessly flirt with him until I get free chocolate
For you to be authentically YOU, it takes these 5 things:
💜Live your life in a way that makes you happy
💜Accept there will always be parts of your body you wish were different and stop trying to change them.
💜Be okay with yourself if you binge. You are not a monster. Now move on.
💜Love more. Laugh harder. Eat what you really want no matter what anyone else thinks and eat it in amounts you feel good about.
💜Trust that the people who are meant to be in your life will stay and the wrong ones will leave
It’s time to set yourself free to be who YOU were born to be.
Stop trying to be a carbon copy of someone else.
And if you don’t like what I’m saying, that’s okay. You can stop reading now (I pinky promise I won’t stalk you or use my leprechaun powers of persuasion to lure you back)
But if you DO like this, then do your thing and do it YOUR way (because really, what other way can you do it?)
What does it mean to be authentically YOU?
Shout it out in the comments below!
I love, love, LOVE this! Too often, we are hiding or sneaking around, worrying about what others will think but this needs to stop. If we are not being our authentic selves, then whats the point?!?!
Hey gorgeous Buffy!
Thank you so much for your lovely comments! And you are so right, sneaky living is like sneaky eating… neither one are much fun. It’s time to live out loud!