Do you ever feel like we’re always our own worst critics?
I know I’m totally guilty of that, but I’ve been noticing it a lot more in real life amongst people I know, and in some of the blogs I read.
Most of the time, it comes down to us all worrying a lot about our appearance. You know, feeling like a particular outfit makes us look “fat,” or that a specific colour washes out our skin tone, or even feeling like we can’t “pull off” a certain style. We see things that other people don’t, but it’s a really hard habit to break out of.
I guess I’ve just paid more attention to this recently, because I’ve been extra critical of myself. Just knowing that I don’t look the exact way I’d like to look, or finding that my clothes don’t fit like they used to is incredibly frustrating. No one other than myself really notices these things, and yet they seem like such a big deal.
It’s easy to say that you want to make a change here or there, but following through with these changes is so difficult! I’ve been pinning a lot of healthy recipes lately, since I’m really trying to change my eating habits for the better. I’m trying to be careful with it, as I don’t want to make drastic changes that will be unsustainable long term. Instead, I’m trying to make small swaps, like swapping sugar for honey. However, I’m going to try and use a raw and organic honey (like the one by Gold Bee Nutrition) as apparently it has lots of health benefits and can clean the body of toxins too.
I’m also in my second week of consciously trying to change the types of foods I bring to work, and let me tell you, it’s not easy!! I have all of these great recipe ideas that I want to try out, but reality often gets in the way, and it’s hard to push yourself to create a masterpiece for lunch, after a long day of work. I’ve considered trying something like Hypnotherapy Melbourne, or somewhere closer, to try and create a better relationship with food as I often feel that I’m stuck in a routine of bad eating habits.
In the meantime, even though I’m feeling extra critical, I don’t let that stop me from rocking the summer clothes. I’m absolutely loving the fact that it’s hot and humid and that means it’s been shorts weather! I recently had a lot of fun playing with pattern and textures. I love these eyelet shorts I got at the Gap last summer. I love them so much, that I have them in more than one colour…
Necklace – Stella & Dot (Same)
Do you have any cool healthy lunch and snack ideas? Share in the comments, or even link to your Pinterest pages!