What would life look like if you had a healthy relationship with food? If you loved yourself, your body, and your life? Today I want you to dream. I want you to imagine and dream about what your life would look like if you had a healthy relationship with yourself and with health. So often when we’re struggling with these things, it can be so hard to even imagine a life without them, right? It can be hard to imagine a life where you’re not worrying about what you’re going to eat. Where you’re not worrying about how your body looks. Where you’re not constantly beating yourself up about the choices you’re making. Where you’re not obsessively exercising and trying to change your body.
So today I want you to think about what your life would look like if you loved yourself – truly loved yourself.
This can be so hard to imagine or picture when you are stuck in a cycle of unhealthy views about yourself and health and food or maybe you can’t picture it because you’ve never had a healthy relationship with health or you’ve never truly loved yourself. So I’m going to give you some questions and prompts to think about. I am very grateful to have struggled with all of this and to have done the work to truly love myself and to have a healthier view of health. It’s a constant journey, but I’m honoured to now help others with this. I’m going to get you started below, but I hope that you’ll reach out if you need extra, more in-depth help with this.
Grab a journal or a piece of paper and your favourite pen, and let’s work on this dream.
Questions to work through surrounding a healthy relationship with food:
How would you feel if you had a healthy relationship with food?
Would you feel free or happy? Would you enjoy your food more?
How would you act if you had a healthy relationship with food?
Would you willingly go to social events including food? Would you eat consistently to help your body feel healthy and strong? Would you eat foods that you love?
How would you think if you had a healthy relationship with food?
Would you spend a lot of time thinking about food or would you have more space to think about things that you’re passionate about? Would you think about how food is hurting your body or helping your body?
Questions to work through surrounding truly loving yourself, your body, and your life:
How would you talk to/about yourself if you truly loved yourself?
Would you speak more kindly about yourself? Would you support and build yourself up or tear yourself down?
How would you act if you truly loved yourself and your life?
Would you feel free to do the things that you love? Would you walk through life with more freedom and less worry? Would you enjoy events and activities more?
What would your relationships look like if you truly loved yourself?
Would you have closer and more intimate relationships? Would you have more authentic connections with your friends, family, and partner?
I hope that you did or will take some time to work through these questions and to start dreaming about a life where you have a healthy and loving relationship with food, health, and yourself. You are so worthy of it. And life is so much more beautiful when you love yourself.
You don’t have to hate yourself or your body. You are allowed to love and admire yourself. And you are allowed to have a beautiful relationship with food.
This doesn’t mean that you won’t still struggle from time to time, but it won’t be all the time. You can feel more free, you can love yourself, and you can view food as your friend. Keep working on it. You’re never alone!
A podcaster, wife, health/wellness coach, beach lover, and musician. She specialises in nutrition education, meal planning, and developing sustainable habits. She passionately works with her patients to help them build healthier and happier relationships with food, exercise, and themselves.