Men, listen up.
Just a small update for the week- I have started a Twitter page for Positivity Project! The tag is @PositivProj, so please follow and give it a look!
And now, for a healthy dose of much-needed positivity. Recently I saw some fitspo Instagram posts that were promoting unhealthy exercising to the point of excessive physical pain. I have to say I was shocked- exercise is an activity that is done in order to love your body more and help your body grow stronger. Needless to say, I don't believe the nonsense arguments that you must exercise every single day for hours on end just to "stay in shape". Any kind of argument that glorifies pain through exercise has several flaws, and are dangerous to those at any stage in recovery. My message is that you must not believe these lies- is you are experiencing pain during exercise then you should immediately stop and, if needed, seek proper medical attention. Pain is not glory, ladies and gentlemen, pain is pain. An activity that should be done out of self-care and self-love for the body, should not be promoted in such an unhealthy way. Message here: do not exercise to the point of physical exhaustion or physical pain, this is not healthy for recovery or for any human body. Exercise because you love your body and you enjoy taking care of yourself!
Hello beautiful souls!
Today I want to spend some time talking about how to create a healthy space between yourself and negative people. By "negative people" I am referring to those individuals who we come into contact with at any time in our day who leave us feeling drained, unhappy, and unloved. It drives me crazy that these people think that they can treat another human being as less than a perfect creation. Guys, we are all deserving of love, respect, and happiness, and people should never have the right (though they incorrectly believe that they are entitled to it) to cause someone else to feel bad about themselves for existing. This world is full of enough hate already, and we do not need negative people taking out their own insecurities or emotions on other people.
This being said, it is so important to take a huge step back from your life and evaluate who you are spending time with. Do they lift you up? Do they make you feel special as a unique person? Do they offer happiness to your life? Do they encourage you to be the best person you can be? OR, do they take away your happiness through passive-aggressive behavior? Do they tear you down by way of their words or actions? Do they manipulate you to act or speak in a certain way? If any of these are true, you need to distance yourself from them and focus on your own mental health and recovery. Even if you are not recovering from a mental illness, negative people have absolutely no place in your life.
So, this week, do yourself a favor and create distance between yourself and the negative people in your life.
So, as we head into the weekend let's keep up the body positivity, body love, and self-care! Lately, I have seen the terrible effects that negative influences have on our minds and bodies. Negativity can be anything and everything that causes us to doubt our self-worth, disparage our body image or cause us to relapse into bad habits. Believe me, negativity is one of the most difficult aspects of life to block out or ignore. How are we supposed to block out negative comments on our appearance, body shape or size, sexual orientation, our way of dressing, our way of speaking, or any other aspect when it is coming from a loved one or family? Though it sounds cliche, it is important to be as confident as possible and ignore these negative and hateful comments. These can be devastating to our mental health and wellness and can be debilitating for those who are in or who want to begin recovery from any mental illness.
So, as we head into the weekend, keep to your meal plans, take your medication(s), be in nature and reconnect spiritually through meditation, drink plenty of water, and follow my Positivity Project Board on Pinterest @Ceceliakayy! I will be posting positivity all weekend for you guys!