May is an exciting and often stressful time of year.
Lots of wrapping up finals, graduations, planning for summer, all the things!
My middle child, Audrey, is graduating from Lincoln High School and, for some reason, seeing her senior pics and the pics of her friends she’s grown up with, is really getting to me.
May can be a whirlwind mix of all the emotions.
How about you?
Pause and Get Centered
Don’t forget to create a pause and get centered and internal.
One of the most important tools I can coach you on, maybe the most important is that you get to measure your own success!
Does that sound radical to you?
Unfun (nufnu) toxic, diet culture has taught you, maybe you’ve even internalized these harmful keep you stuck habits:
- put your success on the finish line
- determine your success by external validation (yuck!)
- celebrating your own wins is selfish, self-absorbed, self-centered, all the “bad” self things (um, no).
Dropping Toxic Diet Culture Is One Way to Achieve Some Measures of Self Success
In one fell swoop, I’m coaching you to let it all go.
Drop it like a book you don’t really want to read. You know the kind of book everyone is saying is so good, but you start reading it, and you’re like,
“What the heck? This thing sucks! I don’t get it!”
Drop that cruddy book and let’s discover and celebrate the power of measuring self-success!
May 2022 Daily Mantras
As always, print my helpfulness off, share my radicalness with others, and let me know how you measure success and celebrate your self-success wins!
- 5/1: I own my success.
- 5/2: I get to determine how I measure my success.
- 5/3: Someone else’s measure of success means nothing to me.
- 5/4: I love celebrating myself by trying new things.
- 5/5: I create my own ways to celebrate!
- 5/6: A measure of success for me is when I stay out of self-judging.
- 5/7: I celebrate feeling all of my human emotions.
- 5/8: I love celebrating with and without food.
- 5/9: Whenever I stay out of people-pleasing is worth a celebration.
- 5/10: I celebrate my life by listing three things I’m grateful for every day.
- 5/11: I never wait to measure and celebrate my success.
- 5/12: No one can ever take my success away from me.
- 5/13: I feel successful when I create healthy boundaries for myself.
- 5/14: I never let diet culture determine my success.
- 5/15: A number on a scale is not how I measure success.
- 5/16: A number on a scale is not how I measure failure.
- 5/17: I celebrate failing because it’s all learning.
- 5/18: I measure my success by how much risk I take.
- 5/19: I celebrate failing by never making it mean I’m a failure.
- 5/20: I’m having a cancel diet culture party and you’re invited!
- 5/21: I celebrate being and not constantly doing.
- 5/22: A big measure of success for me is knowing I am always enough.
- 5/23: Perfect does not exist is a realization worth celebrating!
- 5/24: I feel successful when I’ve worked hard and pushed myself out of my comfort zone.
- 5/25: I never wait to cross the finish line to celebrate.
- 5/26: I love to celebrate my wins in the present moment.
- 5/27: Showing up as my true self is my greatest measure of success.
- 5/28: I celebrate letting go of seeking validation from others.
- 5/29: Resting, relaxing, and restoring my energy are my favorite ways to celebrate.
- 5/30: I feel a connection to beautiful memories celebrating with people I love.
- 5/31: I honor and celebrate the life of people who have loved me for me.
Stay tuned for June’s IME self-love superpower mantras when I will coach you on Body Image Thoughts to Think!
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Dr. Karla, ActivistMD