Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the emotion of pressure. Every day, there’s pressure to be great wives, partners, mothers, friends, bosses, employees and sisters. From what I hear from my community, I know many of you are feeling this way, too. Through my nutrition practice and online community, I’ve seen a huge increase in emotional eating, binge eating and feeling out of control with food. I wonder how much of this stems from the pressure we place on ourselves.
Over the last few years, one of the most important things I’ve learnt is that we can’t expect ourselves to do everything the ‘right’ way. I’ve accepted that I can’t possibly do it all, and I’m okay with that. A few years ago, I wouldn’t have been and that’s what led me to have such a bad relationship with food and my body.
We need to start releasing the expectations we place upon ourselves. We need to swap our fear for kindness. We need to swap our negative thoughts for positive ones. We need to start feeling grateful for our health and for our bodies. This is an integral part of living the healthy life.
If you relate to what I’ve written above, I want to remind you to be kinder to yourself. Know that you’re not alone. I’m here supporting you, every step of the way.