Don't confuse being the best version of yourself with being perfect.
Repeat after me...
“I no longer need to be perfect in order to love myself”
Write it down. Say it out loud. Repeat it over and over in your mind.
What does it mean to be “perfect” anyway?
The perfect mother.
The perfect husband.
The perfect body.
The perfect relationship.
The list goes on...
What is perfect is a matter of opinion that frequently changes and the measure we use for ourselves is often unforgiving compared to the measure we use with others.
I too am guilty of this. I use to carry around the false belief that I had to be a perfect picture of health before I had any business consulting someone else about theirs. This belief created a huge conflict for me as I was creating LANG Wellness.
Sometimes I still sneeze, need a puff of my inhaler, and get a little snippy.
There I said it!
Though these instances continue to be fewer and farther between, I realize now that they provide a purpose.
These imperfect experiences serve as gentle reminders to be grateful for how far I’ve come and the life and health that I enjoy now.
Without the occasional reminder, it would be easy to forget the past and take my current health for granted.
Life is not about being perfect, it’s about learning.
We can learn to love ourselves and discover our strengths by facing challenges and rising above them.
I’m challenging you right now to give your best effort to learning all you can about your own physical and emotional health and to take control of your future.
"The best way to predict your future is to create it." - Abraham Lincoln
Today is the perfect day to start!