Its not the situation its how we perceive the situation. Today I was walking into the gym for a morning cardio session . I never match on early morning cardio sessions. This morning I had on pink sweatpants, non matching tank top and headband not thick enough to cover my bed head. Walking into the gym I started to think about how small I felt. How insecure I got when I pulled into the parking lot and realized I was not wearing any makeup. Not to mention I looked like I had woken up from the walk of shame and was ready with a vengeance to take it out on my workout.
Then I realized a comforting thought. I realized that no matter if I walked into the gym with flawless skin or imperfections I was the same person. I realized that no matter how I look externally that does not have to change my personality or the way I respond to others. My work ethic didn’t have to change because of my bad outfit. The fact that it was before my wake up time and I was at the gym should speak confidence in itself. Then you see a beautiful thing started to happen, I started to stand up a little taller. I looked around and decided not to be a coward because I felt insecure. Then I walked into the gym and it was dead. Not a soul in sight. I laughed at myself and jumped on the stair-stepper.
Lesson of the day. Enjoy your quest.. Start to love the non-physical traits about yourself and vocally appreciate them. Your transformation to a healthier and happier you starts when you can think past your insecurities and learn to find joy and appreciation in the present moment. You do not have to do this quest… you GET to. Remember that.. #Quest2Selflove