The kind of challenge I’m referring to isn’t exhausting and it doesn’t bring you down BUT it lifts you up in a positive way [yes I said positive again ]. I had a client ask me how I challenge myself outside of the nutrition world and I’m no genius on the matter, but this has worked well for me!
The way I challenge myself is by looking at my surroundings and especially the people in my life. My friends challenge me to be better all the time. One friend challenges me to gossip less [will stop anyone dead in their tracts]. I ADORE this about her. It challenged me to do the same, now I don’t stand for it - and I have to say it feels AMAZING. One friend challenges me in my faith, she has so much trust + is so free of worry, it inspires me to do the same. Another challenges my spontaneity and ability to let loose! One friend has the most amazing work ethic I’ve ever seen in a human, and challenges me to not work on pilot mode but to do my best because she’s some kind of brilliant saint herself. Another friend, is my twin and she keeps me grounded.
Moral of the story, when people challenge you, it also means they’re listening to you. Anyone can say “ya ya ya oh that girls a weirdo totally, did you hear what she did” or “oh ya I’d be worried too” or “ugh work sucks doesn’t it” BUT I don’t surround myself with those people. I surround myself with people that lift me up + tell me when I’m wrong or how I can improve. One of my favorite things about Patrick is that from day 1 he’s been able to simultaneously make my world comfy AF while challenging me to be a better person, all at the same time. To me “being a better person” is how you continue to educate yourself, treat yourself and treat others. So go find what you love and admire in OTHER people, tell them [everyone should compliment more],and use that as a way to challenge yourself!
Recommendations part of a complete + healthy diet! The words coming out of our mouths and the people we surround ourselves with is so important 💭 🏻 - 1 hour ago