How do you measure yourself? Is it with a scale, with a mirror, with your clothes, or with your mind? Many of us compare ourselves to others, always looking at the greener grass that we think exists when we are skinnier and richer.
We all know that the grass isn’t greener, so why are so often like this cow, desperate to get what we don’t have because we think it will bring us happiness?
So, how do you measure your happiness? We are meant to LIVE life, to live abundantly, and as, the French would say, embrace JOY, or joie de vivre. I can confidently say that until you learn to love and accept yourself for who you are today, you will never be able to see how green the grass actually is where you already are.
I think that far too often we are afraid of happiness. We self-sabotage when we are coming close to a state of contentment; we are terrified to actually succeed at weight loss. In many ways, we are our own worst enemies. I see people every day who won’t allow themselves to be happy simply because of a number on the scale. We must remember, the number that is associated with our phsyical body weight is NOT correlated to our self-worth or our identity, and most definately should have nothing to do with determining our happiness.