216 – Monday MamAffirmation: I love and accept ALL of me

Hey mama. This is Mama’s Daily Dose, the short, actionable podcast for mamas who want more. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. Happy April, my mama friends this month, we are focusing on being intentional. And today we have the Monday MamAffirmation. And Mama’s Daily Dose is… I love and accept ALL of me. Let’s get moving, before we get interrupted.

It’s easy to say, hey, step in front of the mirror and just look at yourself and say, I love and accept all of me, it’s easy to say that you can do that. But is that really going to make a difference? Is that going to make you really love and accept all of you? For the most part… I think, no. I think there’s a little more effort involved in it. So I’m going to take a different spin on this. And I want you to think about something that you don’t really like about yourself, maybe it’s something physical, something emotional, something that you’re not doing. And I want you to think of why you aren’t doing it. What are you protecting yourself from, because usually, there’s something that we don’t like about ourselves, because we’re really trying to protect ourselves.

Honestly, we love ourselves, our brain loves us and wants to keep us as safe as possible. So that means it’s trying not to make you feel all those hard emotions. So for example, let’s say you are not at your ideal weight, you are 15 pounds over your ideal weight. So the thing that you don’t like is that you are overweight. Now, what is that extra weight doing for you? How is it helping you? Is that extra weight protecting you from feeling these other emotions that may be really difficult to feel that you’re trying to hide? Or is it protecting you from failing, because if you don’t really try to lose the weight, then you’re not going to fail, not losing the weight. Because you’re like, “oh, there’s this really good chance, I’m going to fail. And I’m never going to be at that weight. So I’m not really going to try and having this extra weight gives me that protection from failure.” We all have things that we don’t like about ourselves or that we would like to change. But really, they’re there to protect us for a reason. And if we can get down to that source of why we are trying to protect ourselves and what we’re protecting ourselves from, that’s when you can truly love and accept all of you

Mama, your action today is to look at something that you don’t necessarily really like about your self. And why is it there? What is it protecting you from is it that fear of failure, that fear of rejection or just not wanting to deal with the emotions surrounding it? So take a think about that today. And if you don’t already, give me a follow on Instagram @MeghanQBarrett, and that’s Meghan with an H and have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.

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