Do you know what typically sets off your emotional eating? Is it stress? Boredom? Loneliness? Putting others before yourself? Yes, there are ways to handle these emotions in the moment other than food, but what about creating a life you love to heal the issue in the first place?
We need to move away from self-abandonment and move towards self-love, self-acceptance, and living a wholehearted life!
In this video I give two examples of what that could look like, and why it takes courage!
The first example is for those of us who are needing to set boundaries! This happens when we find ourselves over-giving, putting others before ourselves and therefore giving out of an empty cup.
First of all, it is important to acknowledge that you are wanting to be caring towards others! We want to do that. However, the need here is to really move from taking care of others by doing things for them, to taking care of others by empowering them to take care of themselves. The obvious analogy here is the difference between giving a man a fish and teaching a man to fish.
Does this take courage? Absolutely! You might be afraid that you are going to let somebody down, that they will get mad, that you will be a bad wife/mother/friend/daughter! Or maybe they won’t need you as much anymore, and that’s scary.
The second example is for those of us who look around and realize we are not happy with the life we are living – as I was when I was in graduate school to earn my PhD in astrophysics! The need here is to change the direction of your life so that you are following your interests and passions! The examples I share from my own life are leaving graduate school with just my masters, leaving a great job to become a health coach, and taking an improv class!
Are these scary? I think that goes without saying. Stepping into the unknown always is! Especially when you are giving up something that others would be envious to have in order to follow something you just have a feeling, might be, better!
When we take steps to create a life we love, set boundaries with others, or follow our interests, we often face the fear of disappointing others and the fear of failure.
But guess what? This is what helps us live wholeheartedly, show up more powerfully in our lives, grow our self love, and end emotional eating!
What is one small step you could take towards living a life you love? Tell us in the comments below!