I'm On A Diet - A Mental Diet





Did I mention that I am on a diet ? 

A diet from pictures of air-brushed women, faking perfectionism. 

A diet from advertising that makes me feel lacking, vulnerable and unsafe then shows me a product to 'fix' that feeling. 

A diet from news stories that make me subconsciously prepare for when I will experience a kidnapping, tsunami, economic destruction, coma, civil war, locust plague, divorce, workplace harassment or breast cancer. 

As with my commitment to real food I will commit to real life. I will practice gratitude instead of feelings of imperfection, shame and unworthiness.

I will rejoice in my imperfections. i have missed out on too much fun already to waste time on trying got be perfect.

For more on imperfection visit Brene Brown  and watch the video on imperfection. 

5 comments:

Jenna Gayle said...

Beautifully put! I think I need to go on a diet, too :)

Busy mum of 3 said...

Hallelujah! I'm hearin' you sister :)

Leilani Lee said...

Wonderful. Women in the U.S. are bombarded constantly with.... all the stuff you are going on a diet to escape from. Good for you. I'll hoist a glass and join you. Wonderful post.

Suze said...

How absolutely perfect. I should join you.

balletmama said...

We've been on this diet for quite a while now...great for mental clarification, spritual cleansing, emotional fortitude, and bonding with others. So pleased someone else is seeing the benefits. Congratulations!