Redirecting Focus to Me First

Today, I did a lot of perusing of fashion blogs that I admire.  I was inspired by them all and wanted to start playing a more active and interested role in myself!  It’s been about 8 years since I have been happy with my body and size.  After reading various blogs, I realized that it doesn’t matter what size I am, it is all about proportion and creating a beautiful silhouette through carefully selected and tailored pieces.  The blogging world is so chock full of inspiration!  I love it.  Having said that, a flat belly definitely doesn’t hurt, no matter what size I am! haha

I looked through my books and found the “Flat Belly Diet!” written by Liz Vaccariello.  As I am going through the book, there was one small exercise that asked me to write down the most important people in my life.  I completed this exercise and turned the page.

“Okay. Did you put yourself at the top of your own list?”

I laughed out loud.  I wasn’t even a blip of a thought while I was writing down the names of the people most important to me.  This little exercise just further exaggerated that I desperately need to do more things for me and make sure that I am number one.  For years I have struggled with chronic stress.  Actually, I only realize now that it is chronic stress…in the past, I just dealt with it without a passing thought.  I must say, I handle stress pretty well (most likely by repressing it and using it as fuel), but there have been times when life has been utterly overwhelming. This is toxic. I need to regain control!  For those who know me personally, when I set my mind to something, it happens and happens in ten folds so I am very excited for this shift in my mind.

How about you guys?  Do you make sure to put yourself first above anything else?

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