Mind & Body Connection | Your Relationship with Self

I had the hardest time keeping up with a workout schedule. Like, I really hard time.

I would invest in programs, and personal coaching sessions, but nothing would keep me committed.

As a teenager, I was very active in Track, Volleyball, and Basketball. Without fail, I would show up to practice and just have fun while working my body. I didn’t know at the time that all this activity was keeping Depression and Anxiety away. Once I left college and extracurricular activities, I succumbed to burn-out and depression, falling so deep into it that I was in bed most days, being monitored for suicide. 

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How did a former athlete end up here? At the time I didn’t notice the connection, but now I am fully aware of the connection between Mind & Body.

Coming on 3 years ago, I decided I needed to dedicate my time to mindset work and spiritual practices. I had a lot of healing to do. I didn’t understand the concept of ‘relationship with self’. I lived for everyone else. I was a people-pleasing person who suffered from the feeling of missing out. I always felt stuck and didn’t value myself or Rest. I actually resented my body because of my auto-immune condition (Alopecia Areata). I had no idea I needed Healing until I realized I was missing someone terribly. That, someone, was Me. My relationship with self SUCKED.

The journey started with attending yoga sessions, then, learning to meditate which opened up the world of Neurolinguistic Programming, Spirituality, and healing modalities. Two years straight of filling my head, my entire world with these teachings, allowed me to discover myself and look inward, trust my decisions, and trust that I knew what I was doing. As much as I love Fashion, what I usually took to buy a new handbag, I purchased a stationary bike to work out 5 – 6 times a week. Not only did I work out and continue to work out 5-6 times a week, but I dedicated myself to eating better! My health, like never before, was now a top priority and I know it’s because I strengthened the relationship between me and myself.

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If you are having a difficult time committing to your self-care, I ask you to start looking into the relationship you have with yourself. Do you deserve the very best? Do you know that you are enough to have the best? Look deep within and ask yourself these questions. Try to find out why you resist what is best for you and be ready to perhaps, shed some tears, and become emotional….

It’s okay. The integration will be healing for you, all of you. It took me 40 years to figure out my problem was with Me, but it doesn’t have to take you 40 years to figure it out. Continue to read our mindful and spiritual tips here on the blog and show yourself love, even in the smallest way every day.