I was walking along the creek the other day after a rain. The creek, of late, had been low, with rocks sticking up that I normally didn’t see. But after this rain it was running over the edges, fuller, moving faster.
I don’t know about you, but this time of year I always find a fluctuating scale when I step on it. It’s colder out, the need for comfort food is strong, there are parties and gatherings, food and drink are more readily available.
We can easily begin to beat ourselves up over a lack of self control when it comes to gatherings, the negative self-talk can flare up easily and quickly, the comparison to those around us can come bounding into our heads and our hearts…but how might it feel if we choose, this year, to be more compassionate and less negative towards ourselves when it comes to this issue?
My dear friends…like that river, weight fluctuates for some…but something that never, ever fluctuates is your inherent worth. It doesn’t matter if you gain or lose or stay the same weight your entire life, that in no way adds to or subtracts from your worth, because your worth never, ever fluctuates.
I hope, during this time of cold and celebrations, that you can be more compassionate toward yourself, that you can recognize a little more fully that your worth never, ever fluctuates, and that you can enjoy life a little more fully this season.
Have an amazing week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!