I just wanted to share something with you a few thoughts about life.
Eating healthy shouldn’t be difficult. And to be honest, while I love the entire field of nutrition, and changing my diet completely changed my life, the other thing that had just as big of an impact on me was getting into personal development and self-improvement. I evaluated my life, where I was and where I wanted to be. I reflected upon how I handled and reacted to situations, what foods I ate, how I carried myself, what I thought of myself and how much I cared what other people thought about me.
I reflected on what I wanted to do with my life, what I was good at, what my talents were, where I directed my time, what I was putting effort toward, who my friends were and my relationships with them. I even looked at my wardrobe, which hairstyle looked good with me, the quality of life I was living and the quality of the things I allowed in my life. I stopped trying to please other people at the expense of my own health and well-being. I took massive action on all of the aspects of my life that I wanted to change and I actively sought out and utilized the opportunities that I found.
Once my acne was mild to moderate (not even close to being clear), I jumped out of my comfort zone every day. I started taking, and still do, cold showers where I alternate between freezing cold and warm water. This is great for tightening the skin and pushing you a little outside of your comfort zone in the mornings, making the rest of the day easier. I started looking people in the eye when I talked to them. I adjusted my posture to sit and stand tall. I continued to learn and accomplish goals I set for myself. I stopped lying to other people and, most importantly, I stopped lying to myself. These things helped boost my self-confidence and self-esteem, which enabled me to do more in my life and have more fun than I could imagine.
Happiness comes from knowing your self-worth. You’re worth a lot more than you think. And you’re capable of a lot more than you think.