By Rachael Taylor
"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in the world." - Lucille Ball
When I read that quote I first think about how great Lucille Ball was. How brave, brilliant, and bold she was. But then I think about how so incredibly hard that can be. Too many of us have trouble loving who we are and the skin we're in. And this self-hatred and anger at our bodies and actions actually leads to physically exhaustion.
Do you ever feel like "you could have done more?" or "you didn't do enough?" or "you'll never be able to do what you want?"
Feeling this way has nothing to do with how much you got done on your to-do list, it actually comes from feeling "I'm not enough". It's stressful to go through life feeling that you're not good enough, unsure of your decisions, and worried about if you deserve your relationships and friendships. It's like carrying a 50-pound flour sack of emotional weight on your shoulders. And carrying that burden around physically manifests itself in your body as fatigue.
Fatigue is a physical manifestation of an emotional fear or belief in lack - in believing that "I'm not enough."
Whether it's not enough time, money, possibilities, etc. your fatigue is linked to a belief you carry that something (or multiple things) in your life is not enough and will never be enough.
It's the lack of possibility to express yourself and the soul's desire in any or all areas of your life.
I want you to know that if you feel this way, you're not alone.
More importantly, you are enough. You are doing enough. And you have a brilliant and beautiful future waiting for you.
Learning to love yourself is the first step. Take away the anger and frustration at yourself. Forgive anything you may have done wrong. Forgive others for things they may have done wrong. Accept that you're not perfect. Thank your body for hurting because of this belief of lack because now you're aware of it. Thank your body for showing you that something you're believing in isn't working for you and you now know that it’s time to address new possibilities.
What area of your life do you believe you have "lack?" What fears do you have?
Fatigue is your ALLY and a powerful catalyst for a change in your beliefs. When you take the time to dig in and understand why you're feeling the way you're feeling you start the healing process.
The healing process starts when we accept ALL parts of ourselves. When you love yourself first, everything else will fall into place.
Grab a pen and your journal, napkin, or memo phone app and write down what areas of your life you are experiencing this "fear of not enough".
Circle the biggest fear or belief you have.
Then write down 3 affirmations as to why that belief isn't true for you anymore.
Print out or tape up those affirmations somewhere you'll see it each day to remind yourself of all your new possibilities. Then share your "aha's" in the comments below!
Today is the day you take back your life.