What’s the Snowball Effect?
On one hand, when we can’t resolve or overcome the issues that hold us back from losing weight, our self-worth and ability to love ourselves grows weaker, which triggers us to engage in the unhealthy habits that ultimately led us to gain the weight in the first place.
Then, we look in the mirror, we get different reactions from those around us when we interact with them, we realize we aren’t happy with the way we look and feel, and the snowball keeps growing.
Our bodies become unhealthy and stop working right. We can’t sleep properly and our skin is not looking so good either—and let’s not even mention that our jeans just don’t fit right.
If we don’t do something drastic to break the cycle, your little snowball can become an avalanche before you know it.
What’s the Blowtorch?
Consider this challenge sort of a blowtorch to your snowball. First things first—we need to stop beating ourselves up and start loving ourselves instead. This seems much harder than it sounds when we really try it, but that’s part of what we’ll be working on in the Love Yourself challenge.
Together, we’ll learn how to do things better—from taking care of our bodies to taking care of our souls, and especially how to live our best possible lives.
February is Love Yourself Month, and what better day to start loving yourself than Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day? Sign up free today and start receiving inspiration early.
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Angela Atkinson is a Certified Life Coach and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic relationships since 2006, Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed coaching and has certifications in life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. In her life coaching practice, Atkinson’s clients enjoy her personalized approach that allows and encourages them to become the best possible versions of themselves and to succeed in doing what they love most. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online and NarcissismSupportCoach.com.