We hear time and time again that our brains are plastic and can be changed/molded/altered at any stage. We are the only ones in charge of this. And by constantly repeating certain movments, thinking certain thoughts, spending time with certain people etc- our brains begin to be molded. You don’t have to spend too long with someone to start using their mannerisms, speaking the way that they speak etc. It’s incredible really.
When we think to ourselves, ‘I’m broke’, ‘I don’t have enough money’… how do we feel after that thought? Far from wealthy.
What about when we tell ourselves, ‘I’m unintelligent’, how do we feel… not smart thats for sure.
It’s pretty insane the impact that these daily thoughts have on us over our lifespan. This is why I truly think if you’re spending time with people that are contantly picking at your flaws, we start to believe them, even when they weren’t something that we were insecure about in the first place! Our thoughts have SO much control.
I remember being an 18y/o and looking in the mirror, thinking to myself ‘I’m just a bigger girl, its the way I am, I accept it’ thinking back to this it makes me SO SAD. Firstly it was so untrue, secondly I wonder if this was I statement I came up with or if it was almost offered to me when I was younger. Thirdly, self pity does nothing for us. I was absolutely not super over weight anyway, chubby sure. But what even is chubby, what is a bigger girl? Labels get us no where. Drinking too many sugary alcoholic beverages, over indulging all too often, big portions, very rarely moving my body is probably why I felt the way I did. I wasn’t doing anything to make myself feel like a healthy human being- thats for sure.
When you make it an effort to meal prep, eat colourful foods and stay hydrated, you become someone that cares about what you put in your body
When you make the effort to go for a run, you become a runner
When you start to pick up a book before bed and read a few pages, you become a reader
Tell yourselves these things. Celebrate them.
‘We are what we eat, the company we keep + the thoughts we think’… 🙂
Lets catch ourselves out next time we have something unconstructive to say about overselves, because hey, this is something we all struggle with! Catch you self doubt.
Loooooove. To a wonderful week. Tully x