on all the vibes
tldr; self love can be toxic. sit with the hard. sit with the sad. sit with the bad. sit with the heavy.
inspired by @kaisafit's amazingly vulnerable post recently, today in class we talked about when it feels hard. when you don't like what you see in the mirror. when you don't like what's going on in your head. when everyone and everything around you is telling you how you should feel about your body or your life or your heart. when showing up takes every ounce of energy you've got. when social media accounts you don't even follow attack you with mantras about what your self care should be. when it seems like everyone is a wellness professional all of a sudden and has it all figured out. when it feels like all you need to do is choose you but also make time for all the relationships you have #squadgoals. feel your feelings but also #nobadvibes. eat intuitively but also track everything in your app and meal prep on sundays. be gentle with yourself but also keep pushing. it's. just. that. easy....right?....yeahhh, cool cool cool...but actually, WHAT?!?
self love, self care, choosing you, self improvement, self help, growth mindsets, leveling up, or whatever label resonates can be empowering...it's also fucking exhausting. confusing. and overwhelming.
i'm not even going to pretend i have a secret to share; i don't. i'm with you. I struggle. it feels hard. but one thing we can all do is celebrate the seemingly small things when everything else seems heavy and big. so today we celebrated showing up. nothing more. not what happened in class or how hard we worked...only the choice to show up. it's huge. it's something to be proud of. it deserves acknowledgement.
it's ok to let things feel hard. #allthevibes