Whether we are talking about weight loss, self-care, or ultimately, self-love, there is one thing that is for certain:
Resistance blocks flow.
During my 1-on-1 coaching calls this week several of my clients had major aha’s related to how they have been “blocking the flow.”
In one session, I helped a client realize how she’s been blocking the flow of weight loss because she’s allowing herself to feel triggered by the fact that she’s not seeing the number on the scale decrease as quickly as she’d like (even though she’s fitting comfortably into a pant size that she can’t remember being able to wear sans muffin top in over 15 years).
During another session, another client realized she’s been struggling with opening her heart and giving herself permission to receive the amazing joy that’s in her life right now. She saw how much time and energy she has been spending on worrying, feeling guilty, and putting everyone else’s needs in front of her own.
And finally, a third client’s aha was related to layers. Layers of clothing and layers of extra weight, all hiding her and keeping her from being seen. Her “aha” was that deep down she has a limiting belief that it’s not safe for her to be beautiful because it attracts unwanted attention.
Can you relate? I bet you can. Because you are human and over time, these kinds of blocks can build up. We create these self-preservation habits and behaviors that in some sort of way, our mind believes will protect us.