136-Ask Me: Need Permission To Be Imperfect? Here It Is!
By Stephanie Dodier: Clinical Nutritionist, Food Cravings & Weight Loss Expert
If you think that being perfect is still the best strategy in your attempt to reach your goal, you need to listen to this audio. If you have been trying to be perfect and are tired of striving for perfection... You too need to listen to this audio. For years, I've attempted to be perfect in all parts of my life... work, relationship and weight. Did it work? Well in part: Work: yes; Home: yes... Relationship: no; Weight: no And then one day, I realized via a lot of self-development work that I was perfect as I was right then and there... now. It was a journey to unlearn the thinking pattern but it worked. That’s what I'll share with you today: Why being perfect shouldn’t be your goal and what to aim for instead. And lastly, the 3-step process to overcome the need to be perfect! In this episode I discuss Who must give you permission to be imperfect? What to do when you feel fear of being found out? Where the feeling of fear of being imperfect come from and how they impact our relationship to food and life The 3-Step Process to Body Neutrality - the bridge between shaming and positivity Self-Acceptance Cease Comparison - Stop comparing yourself to others. Being Brave - Burry the picture of the perfect _____ (insert your word) and uncover yourself! Read More: 087-Perfectionism: Reverse engineering 4 steps Last episode, I talked about the photo of myself in a bathing suit that I posted on Instagram last week and wrote a short post on my thoughts… Never expecting what happens next. This opened up a whole new discussion on body image. And in this episode, I talked about Body Neutrality. It is a liberating new concept in which you accept your body for what it is without judgment and hoping for better. Not good, aka body positivity; NOT bad, body shaming. In the middle. Neutral. Grateful for what your body does for you without wanting to brag about it. Curious how it can actually help you? Note: This might just change your life! Click here. Leave me a review, if you enjoy the show and would love to encourage and support my work, leave me an honest review using this link, click here. For a podcaster like me, reviews are like a fuel... I would appreciate hearing from you more than I could possibly say! Here's a quick tutorial on How to leave a review. Show Sponsors Health I.Q. - Life insurance for conscious people MUSE - Meditation headband Links mentioned in the episode Register for the Going Beyond the Food Academy 135-Body Neutrality: How to Be Fat and Still Wear a Bathing Suit 101 – From Shame to Fame: My Never-Before-Shared Personal Story – Stephanie Dodier Get started with the FREE Crave Cure Guide Join Stephanie's Coaching Newsletter Support me by leaving a review about this episode Submit a question for the next episode If you want to submit a question for Stephanie's next episode, click here and join our free and private community. Reach Stephanie Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Email ***For your information - some links above may be my affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you click on it and make a purchase. Doing so is no additional cost to you, but helps me tremendously. Your support is SO greatly appreciated, so thank you in advance if you choose to do so***