THE VERY MOMENT YOU REALIZE YOU HAVE A CHOICE AGAIN, WILL BE THE MOST EMPOWERING MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE.
MY MOMENT OF FREEDOM LOOKED LIKE THIS…
“I just can’t do it anymore.” <<----- There I was… again… in old, familiar territory- stuck, deflated and sobbing.
I felt like a victim. Like someone was doing THIS TO ME… but I was doing THIS TO MYSELF. Insert epiphany, here----- >> IF I WAS DOING IT TO MYSELF… THEN I COULD STOP DOING IT TOO!
I could choose again.
So instead of listing my running tab of typical excuses: situation, relationships, back pain and so forth, I looked myself in the mirror and took control back from my emotions.
I was not willing to be burnt out, exhausted and unfulfilled for the rest of my life.
Though at my core I am a loving and compassionate woman, I had let myself hide under a blanket of self-doubt, obligations and responsibilities. I let myself fall away thinking I wasn’t worthy or capable of “showing up.”
When I finally pulled on my running shoes and stepped onto the mat for my first workout, I quickly realized that this was quite literally the first thing I had ever done that was solely… purely… just for me.
And I owned that. I embraced that. I celebrated that.
I finally realized that in any given moment, you can choose again.
You First was created entirely on the truth that investing in yourself, will be the greatest investment you.ever.make.
It’s not selfish.
It’s not irresponsible.
When you put yourself first, you’re not taking away from anyone else, but instead adding to what you have to offer everyone and everything. It’s your opportunity to show up better, happier and healthier for yourself- and the ones you love the most.
All you have to do is CHOOSE YOU FIRST.