“I’ve been good today.”
“I’ve been bad.”
“I had carbs.”
“I don’t like my thighs.”
“I don’t like my ____[other body part]____. I need to fix it.”
We’ve all been there. We’ve judged ourselves for things related to our bodies and body image.
Judgment is something that occurs so naturally we have a hard time imagining being without it.
Consider how many of your thoughts on any given day are rooted in judgment. We judge ourselves, other people, our environment, current events, the coffee you bought this morning, the dinner you ordered this evening.
Perhaps you tend to judge your own actions, thoughts, and outcomes.
Sometimes these thoughts are fleeting, other times they become obsessive. And they all come from an inherently negative place that is, judgment.
This 6th instalment of the Clear Your Weight Loss Blocks blog series is all about letting go of judgement.
When you let go of anything that no longer serves you, you can be in the positive mindset for the mental strength required to achieve your goals.
When you are in a state of judgment, you are putting your mind in a negative state of worry, fear, and anxiety.
It’s time to live with greater enjoyment and presence. Negative thoughts weigh you down, and judgments especially get you caught up in the past or future.
Not to mention, all of the negative emotions that are connected to judgmental thoughts put your body in a state of success-hindering stress and lack of mental clarity.
If you’ve followed my blog series, I often talk about the important role mindset plays in contributing to your success, especially in the domain of achieving body goals.
I’ve also talked about the chemical and physiological reactions your body has to stress, including halting your digestive process and make your body hang on to excess weight.
Here are some easy ways you can start to let go of judgment, so you can get closer to achieving what you desire:
1. Become more aware of judgment
When you raise your awareness of judgment, you’ll be able to better tune into its presence in your every day life. You’ll probably have a hard time with this step alone because judgment exists all around us. This is the first step toward detachment from judgment. It’s not easy to detach from this, and may even make some people feel socially isolated, but give it a try and see for yourself whether it’s worthwhile for you.
2. Detox from judgment
Once you become aware of judgement and its prevalence, challenge yourself for a week to replace judgment with a positive or constructive alternative. This includes judgment of yourself, people, places, and things. You’ll find yourself choosing between options such as compassion, love, kindness, wisdom, understanding, and patience. It can be an enlightening experience.
3. Stop judging judgement
Catch yourself from judging others for judging. Leave them out of your inner work.
4. Learn the art of discernment without judgment
We as humans have sensory systems in place to protect us and to allow us to make good decisions, so don’t lose those abilities. They keep us safe, grounded, and thinking with clarity. Discernment is perception in the absence of judgment. It’s absolutely possible.
When you make these kinds of attitude shifts, you allow yourself to enjoy life, the present moment, and being yourself with greater confidence, positivity, and freedom.
For help with understanding how you can identify and clear your weight loss blocks, you always have the option of booking a private session with me.
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