Waiting for Life to Begin

waiting for life
Sometimes, we wait to look or feel a certain way before allowing life to really begin.

I see this a lot with my weight loss clients.

When I lose weight I’ll put myself out there and finally live my dream.

When I lose weight, my life will be perfect.

If you are trying to lose weight, you might have a very precise idea of what your life will look like once you lose weight.

And what if you could already take steps towards the life you want to live once you lose weight – right now?

What if you already acted as if you were worthy of love and belonging – because you ARE – regardless of your size?

What if you worked on developing friendship and love today instead of waiting to look or feel a certain way?

What if instead of waiting for your life to begin once you’ve lost weight, you start making it happen, here and now?

Because acting as if you already were the person you want to be might just be the most effective way of getting there. 

PS – I share my own experience around this in this article.

This is my life, not a fairytale. I must go into the woods and I must meet the wolf or else my life will never begin. – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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2 Comments

  • Audrey Sourroubille Arnold on Jan 29, 2016 Reply

    Hiba, I so agree with you and I LOVE the work you’re doing!!

    For myself, I used to think as well that “when this happens, then I’ll do that”. It only created fear that I wouldn’t be able to reach that goal, anger at myself for not succeeding, and shame. Then I switched to thinking that if it didn’t matter to me what others looked like in terms of numbers (weight, age), then I should focus instead on what mattered to me: passion, celebration, happiness. Since I shifted my expectations of myself from a place of love, I am finding it easier to create the life I want and love! :)

    • Hiba on Jan 29, 2016 Reply

      I love what you write Audrey! Thanks for sharing – and for the wonderful work you are doing as well!

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