I’ve always loved this quote by Mary Poppins – it’s one of those ones when you hear it you pause for a moment, think, and then nod with a smile on your face, thinking “That is so simple, but so true” – and then the smile fades as you wonder “WHY didn’t I think of that?! That would’ve saved me from a WHOLE lot of binges and dirty dishes…”
But we have no time for looking back right now.
The purpose of this post isn’t to talk about that quote, though; today I want to talk more specifically about ‘Enough’.
I always refer to Intuitive Eating as being more like an Intuitive Lifestyle, and that’s because it is – it’s not just another diet, meal plan, or ‘phase’, it’s an entire lifestyle switch. Like a reset. And because of this, it doesn’t only involve food and appetite (though that is a big part of it); it involves everything else as well.
And I’ve found that a big part of learning to be Intuitive is learning ‘Enough’:
- Learning when you have eaten enough.
- Learning when you have exercised enough.
- Learning when you have worked enough.
- And, most importantly, learning that you ARE enough.
And so we need to remember that enough IS as good as a feast – and that, in my opinion, it’s even better. A feast leaves you bloated, slow, and guilt-ridden. It leaves you with a body in agony from being pushed too hard, and a mind that is tired and anxious from being overworked. And ‘a feast’ is everything society and the media tells us we should be – but despite what they try to make us believe, we are enough. And that’s even better because it’s real.
And so I encourage you to get in-tune with yourself and be consciously aware of ‘enough’. At the dinner table, in the gym, and even at your desk.
And then as you are standing in front of the mirror at the end of the day, reflecting back on all that you ‘didn’t do’, remember: You are enough. And that’s all you need to be.
“Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done andhow much is left undone, I am enough.” –Brené Brown “The Gifts of Imperfection”