How Self-Love Impacts Your Hormones + HealthFeb 09, 2022
I used to be the girl with all the negative self-talk.
"You can't wear that."
"You're not smart enough to do that."
"You're never going to be as good as her"
Constantly putting myself down and further fueling those thoughts' negative impact on my hormonal health. I had no idea at the time that my thoughts had such an impact on my life, what I manifested and how I felt in my body. Today I want you to take a moment and think about your relationship with yourself and how it's impacting how you feel day to day in your body.
- Did you feel excited to say 'yes' to your heart's greatest desires?
- Do you permit yourself to say 'no' when you don't want to do something?
- Do you feel free, comfortable, & empowered to share how you feel? What do you like? What do you not like?
- Do you nourish your body with the food you put in it?
- Do you make mindful choices about how to disconnect from stress?
- Do you play and rest even if your to-do list isn't finished?
- Do you offer yourself kindness and understanding when you mess something up?
Your preferences and how you show up for yourself and with yourself are keys to how you feel physically and the more you focus on them with loving intention, the more you can manifest improved hormonal health.
And for all my skeptics… you might be asking.. what's the science behind all that?
We're all energy. And that negative energy, negative self-talk, create fear and worry, which manifests as a rise in cortisol, your primary stress hormone, and systemic inflammation. This stress hormone controls everything from weight to sleep, mood, and digestion.
Ultimately the stress we're putting on ourselves fueled by this negative self-talk can impact our thyroid and our fertility as well.
Studies have actually shown that people who have negative self-talk and consider themselves perfectionists actually have more of a likelihood to have a shorter lifespan, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, eating disorders, depression, and suicidal tendencies.
Running on empty and all the negative self-talk, the excuses we have for showing up for everyone but ourselves - it doesn't serve us – or those we care for. Running on empty leads us to feel conflicted, victimized, angry, exhausted, irritable, or some combination thereof. It makes us less effective in our work, less productive, and less happy.
It takes self-compassion and self-connection to get to know your preferences and to have more loving thoughts toward yourself when you've lived from a place of 'shoulds,' people-pleasing, shaming yourself, and perfectionism.
But it can be done.
What would be possible if you showed yourself some compassion?
If you took some time to prioritize your needs?
What about if you connected with who you truly are?
You are worthy of your own self-trust, self-compassion, and self-connection. By honoring and trusting yourself, you can create the bridge to feeling better physically.
If this connection interests you, I'd love to offer you one of the four new private coaching spots I have open for this year. Email [email protected] to join the waitlist.