Wednesday Weigh In – Deserving Self Care

14661089807_0611d37d3e_o

So it turns out that good self-care includes eating food that nourishes my body and exercising.  I don’t know why I never really put those things into the self-care category.  It was more “what I need to do to lose weight”.

Why, then, is it so hard to do? 

So over the last three days I have been doing EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) around this particular topic.  I am using a template because I needed some guidance at first.  It’s really just a series of tapping while you talk to yourself.

It’s a little tough not to get distracted and to really focus in and hear what I am saying but a few of the phrases that I really liked are:

  • Rationally I know I am worth being looked after, but deep down it does not feel like that.
  • I struggle so much with self-care. It’s so difficult to do, like climbing a mountain every time.

Yes and yes!  This is exactly how I feel!  This is followed up with things like:

  • This belief that I don’t deserve to be looked after, maybe it’s not true.
  • Even though I struggle to nurture myself and meet my self-care needs, I choose to know that maybe I don’t have to struggle anymore.

Taking myself through the thought process.  I feel this way, maybe it’s not true, maybe I don’t have to struggle.  Then:

  • I am asking my subconscious now to let that belief go, as it’s not a true belief.
  • I am releasing, deleting and eradicating the belief that I don’t deserve to be nurtured or looked after.

What a relief!  Finally:

  • I choose to be amazed and delighted at how easy I find it to meet my self-care needs.
  • I choose to find that I even enjoy meeting myself care needs and nurturing myself.
  • I choose to find that it is easy and effortless and enjoyable to meet my self-care needs.

How wonderful does that sound?  I would love to get to a place where I enjoy taking care of myself and I find it effortless.

I have high hopes for EFT and will continue for a while.  I want to know what this feels like and I’m willing to put the time in to find out.

How’s it going?

Besides this, I have been making an effort to be active in my daily life.  It’s tough finding 20-30 minutes for “exercise” so I’m going in the back door, taking the stairs as often as I can, playing with the kids outside, walking around the office, that type of thing.

Food’s been pretty good, trying to listen to my body.  Still need more veggies!

Advertisements

I'd love to hear your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s