I can go slow.
I reject the harshness of cleanses and detoxes and instead choose to lovingly broker a peace between my body and brain. I won’t use my brain to beat my body into submission–that is the opposite of peace, and unsustainable.
I can take what helps me and leave the rest.
I can indulge my information junkie tendencies, but I don’t have to act on everything I discover. It’s amazing how much science knows about how to nourish the human body and prevent disease. I can use information as inspiration, not yet another thing to feel bad about.
I get to make positive change.
When I add enough that truly nourishes me into my life, the negative will fall away on its own. I don’t need to focus on restricting “bad” things, they will fall away when I no longer need them.
I get to explore.
Some things won’t turn out and that’s okay. Nothing is so important that it can’t turn into a giant mess. This is a form of creativity. I get to play!
I get support.
Sometimes I have to provide my own support and that’s okay, it still counts. I don’t need to have energy about this at all times. I can create systems that hold me when I’m burned out. I can seek out supportive people.
I don’t have to be hungry.
I get to eat, really and truly eat, when I am hungry. As I nourish myself with essential nutrients, my body will get stronger and stronger.
I am not a “before & after” photo.
The old way of eating was not bad, the old way of being was not bad. Because nothing about me is bad. It filled a need at the time. I may find other ways to fill those needs, but the needs themselves are legitimate.
The way I eat will save the world.
I will show kindness to myself first. It will radiate outward to other humans, animals, and the environment.