Going through the book Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works with my therapist taught me one of my favorite tools, “Strengthen your inner observer.”
I learned from reading this that when I was active in my eating disorder or my addiction that I couldn’t separate my identify from my thoughts.
The “ed thoughts” took over and my logical mind didn’t challenge it.
But going through this book and practicing strengthening my inner observer has really helped me.
What I learned was letting go of negative thoughts was very hard, but possible.
That is how I came up with the idea of “roaring back.” Strengthening my inner observer helps me to rooooooaaaaar back.
I realized that my thoughts/diagnoses didn’t have to define me. I was not my eating disorder. I am not my addiction. I am not my low-esteem, depression or anything negative. I am a person who suffers from that and someone who will and can survive. I HAVE SURVIVED AND I WILL CONTINUE TO SURVIVE!!
Strengthening that inner observer has helped me to deal with that inner critic that likes to come out.
I challenge my inner critic with acts of self-love, from eating chocolate to making silly YouTube videos, from making someone smile to playing with my cat.
Sometimes I honestly forget how to be strong, and this tip has really shown me that I can simply challenge my critical thoughts, fight them and definitely roar back at them.
WILL YOU CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SELF-LOVE DAILY BY STRENGTHENING YOUR INNER OBSERVER? AND CONTINUE WITH ME TO FURTHER THE SELF-LOVE REVOLUTION!!
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