I started this journey in August and I have been growing, learning and experiencing since then. I took a leap and invested in myself, for once. I immediately trusted in Paul and decided to commit to myself and my life.
In the weeks that I’ve committed to this journey, I have been slowly transforming my life. I notice myself being more aware of my thoughts. Whenever I feel like my thoughts are getting away from me, I stop and breathe. I ask myself if it’s true, does it serve me and how can I change it? I am confident that I have the power to change my thoughts. I no longer let them snowball and get out of control.
I know I suffer from anxiety and it’s always been a part of my life. I feel it when it’s present and I know the triggers. The thing I have learned, is to let go of the negative thoughts that lead me to feeling out of control. I now feel more self-aware and I accept myself as I am. Anxiety is just a part of me. I can control it, like I control hunger, sleep, etc. I have found the tools to help me with this and I am very grateful.
Most of my adult life, I’ve felt stuck and I feel paralyzed by my fears. I feel more excited for my future now and I am more present. Reliving the past or fearing the future cause me to become paralyzed. It’s like having two straps tied to my wrists, one pulling me forward and one pulling me back. Now I find it exciting to step out of my comfort zone and just try something new.
I’ve learned to forgive myself when I get off track or need a break. Reflecting on my journey and progress is just as important as experiencing it. It’s part of the package. I allow myself to feel my emotions and take time to grieve my losses, without feeling lazy, overly emotional or any negative things that people tend to label themselves with. I will not feel ashamed for taking my time, slowing down or having to recharge. Life happens, but it’s up to us to turn things around and keep moving forward.
I’m very grateful for the things I have learned about myself. I feel better equipped to build my own future. I feel so grateful for all that I have, all that I’ve done & learned and for the things I still have yet to discover. My life is great and I have love all around me, but more importantly…for myself. My past does not define me, it simply molded me and the beauty is I can keep shaping the creation that is me.
My greatest takeaway is learning how to harbor a positive mindset to help me grow.
Thank you for being you, sharing you and sharing your messages, tools and love with me, Paul.
Jenna // Self Love Diet Graduate