Who do you want to be in your dream life?
And how does she eat?
Whenever I start working with a new client, we always talk about their ‘end game’. That is, their vision of how they’d love their life to be.
What they’ll look like.
How they’ll feel.
And what they’ll be doing when they travel past their present moment, from being in a body they don’t want, to being in a body they love.
It’s good to dream.
It helps you visualize exactly what you’re working toward.
And that can make it feel real, right now.
So you’ll work harder to keep going toward that vision.
But usually after my clients create that beautiful picture of their future selves, they put it away and go back to the struggle they are in right now.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
I want you to use that image of the future right now.
With every eating decision you make, (and all the other decisions that make up your life,) I want you to step into the role of the future you.
Imagine that you’re an actress in a movie.
A movie starring the best version of you.
I want you to act NOW like you will in your future.
So that means you can suspend disbelief.
You can stop worrying about all the details.
Like, how will it happen?
What are my steps?
Can I really do this?
Forget those questions and allow your imagination to put you in the role of your future you.
How will she act? What choices would she make, day to day?
And imagine her making those choices with ease and grace.
No struggle. Just a gentle flow.
So now… you’re the actress.
You’re starring in the story of your future.
And right now, you’re sitting down to dinner.
Channel that future you.
The one whose choices always reflect the love you have for yourself.
The one who doesn’t run from emotions.
The one who acts calmly around food, knows how to feel everything that comes up, and practices delicious self-care in all aspects of her life.
This is you.
And all you need to do is turn that dramatic role into your reality of today.
If you imagine yourself eating lightly when you’re hungry, you can do that now.
If you imagine yourself having less drama in your days, less reactivity, you can do that now.
And if you imagine yourself lusting after yummy foods that also leave you light and full of energy, you can do that too.
So, anything you can imagine in the role of your future self, you can begin to act on right now.
And when you do that repeatedly, over time, two things will happen.
- You will feel great now. No matter what you weigh.
- Your great feeling will snowball, making it easier to keep choosing what your future self would choose.
Is it magic? Can you close your eyes and just get there?
But it also doesn’t have to be so hard.