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Trust Yourself: Take control of your life

Positive visualization and faith in yourself go a long way toward creating a ripe environment for healing. If you can allow yourself to see your success you are so much more likely to keep working toward it. Like all success in life, requires trust and commitment.

Feeling overwhelmed in your days can seem like a never-ending cycle or anxiety. You follow all the rules and work very very hard, only to wind up right back where you started, or worse. It’s disheartening.

Eventually, you might start to feel like its hopeless, like you will never get control of your health and mental health and be happy inside again. Sometimes it can even feel like your mind is against you.

That’s a miserable place to be. No one wants to feel sad and empty in their life, social situations, heck—their own skin. We all want to get healthy and stay healthy.

To stop the crazy cycle, you’ve got to learn to trust yourself. Most of my clients are so hard on themselves. Plagued by an all-or-nothing mentality and a hard-and-fast list of rules, they set themselves up for failure. And that failure creates a lack of trust in themselves. They stop believing they can regain control of their happiness and then they can’t.

Positive visualization and faith in yourself go a long way toward creating a ripe environment for healing. If you can allow yourself to see your success you are so much more likely to keep working toward it. Like all success in life, requires trust and commitment.

Relinquish control

Trying to control the uncontrollable is what got you here in the first place.  Let yourself live intuitively based on simple guidelines and stop trying to live in perfection.  Give yourself permission to take baby steps to the finish line. All that adhering to a regimen is exhausting and what’s more, it almost never results in lasting success.

Learn what choices work best for you and then live your life. As a coach I want my clients to know what a portion looks like, but I don’t want them feeling like they need to take measuring spoons to dinner. I want them to know what foods fuel them best, but I don’t want them to deny themselves cake on their birthday. And I want them to move their bodies every day, but I don’t want them crying in the locker room because they didn’t get enough steps in, today. When you let go of controlling behaviours, you build trust in yourself.

Believe it’s possible for you

The beauty of being human is that we are constantly changing, evolving, and growing. You have to embrace the belief that you are completely capable of change.

And why shouldn’t we believe that about ourselves?  We believe that everyone we love is capable of making better choices to improve their lives. We celebrate our friends for getting out of a bad relationship or leaving a job they hate. Because we love them, we believe they can make better choices and live a better life. Can’t you believe that for yourself? 

You are an amazing creature filled with potential. If you learn to trust yourself and your ability to adapt, you can and will find happiness because every time you are faced with an obstacle, you will make it work. The way to make this time different, the way to make this time the time you thrive instead of just survive, is to love yourself enough to believe you can change.

When you allow yourself faith and a positive attitude, everything is possible. It’s time to stop hating your life and start living fully, wholly, and happily in the healthiest body you can create. One baby-step at a time, trust and self-love will take you there.

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