If you’ve been reading this blog or following me on social for a while, you know I’m a huge mental health advocate. Managing anxiety and cptsd while trying to lose weight and get healthier created a lot of barriers with my consistency. But overtime, I learned how to adapt and implement behavior change techniques that have helped me stay consistent, even on the hard days.
That’s one of the main reasons I created my LRD Academy course, and I want to encourage you that every single one of my students struggles with this to some degree. These are some of the reminders I tell my students when they feel overwhelmed:
When struggling with mental health symptoms, making lifestyle changes may:
-require patience and lots of support
-take longer to feel or see (largely due to your mood/energy fluctuations)
-can seem very overwhelming or intimidating (change can threaten our safety)
-feel extremely hard or difficult at first (we like to stick with what we know because it’s easy/less mental effort)
-trigger unpleasant emotional responses or memories
Did any of these resonate with you? I truly hope they help shift your mindset and allow you to see yourself with more compassion when you’re struggling.
You aren’t too sensitive, weak, or lazy. Mental health symptoms are REAL- and it makes change extra hard for people like you and me.
Give yourself grace, and just make a commitment to not give up even when you have to pivot. If you have any questions or content requests, just ask me here (just ask Kate link).
BONUS: here is some ear candy to soothe you if you need some extra TLC today: