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if not today then when

How many times have you said ‘one day I will do x, when x happens’?  One day when?  Why then and not now?  I have decided that this is the year I am going to ‘stuff’.  All the things I have said I will do one day, are happening now…  One day I am going to join dancing – one day when I lose 10kg so I don’t stand out as the ‘big’ girl in the class that is.  One day I am going to wear an outfit that shows a little bit of skin between the top of the skirt and the bottom of the crop – one day when I think I have enough confidence to do so that is.  One day I am going to buy myself nice lingerie.  One day when I feel worthy enough that is.  Sound familiar?  We get caught up in this fairytale of one day when, and the truth is, that ‘one day’ often never comes.

Wishing for something, or waiting for one day when, simply isn’t enough to make your wants a reality.  Firstly, you need to believe you deserve whatever it is you want, and then ask the universe to deliver.  Obviously, you also need to take action!  You need to align yourself with your goal or desire – act as if you are already that person you want to be, even if you aren’t!  Our futures are a result of our present, right?  If what you want doesn’t exist now in some way, shape or form, then it most likely never will!  You need to take action to make it happen!  

If Not Today Then When

Now, I am not suggesting that if you are currently a clerk but you want to be a rally car driver that you need to quit your job today and jump behind the wheel of a rally car or it will never happen.  But, I am saying that you need to take a step in the right direction. In this case, it might be learning how to drive, or joining a rally club.  Alternatively, if you want to wear a bikini at the beach ‘one day’ but just can’t bring yourself to do it just yet, make a step towards being that woman you want to be.  You could start by buying the damn bikini!  You could start treating your body the way you think you would when you are that woman that you think you want to be.  The more steps you take towards the things you want, the easier they will become and the more aligned to your goals and desires you will be.  When you start to live your life as the person you want to be, rather than waiting to become them, your confidence will soar and you will find a new thirst for things you enjoy!

If you hope to do something or have something in your life one day, you should at least have a bit of it in your life right now, today.  Don’t just set goals, but live them in some small way right now, today.  Start with something small that you have been putting aside for ‘one day’ and see where it takes you.  I am taking pottery classes – all booked in! I am going on a holiday (and wearing my damn bikini when I do it!) – deposit paid!  And, I am joining dancing again – I have my shoes ready!  After years of putting these things off until ‘one day when’ I am making them happen!  One day is never promised after all!  What are you going to do today?  If not today, then when? 

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Krystal Gordon

Krystal Gordon, creator of self-care program Love Nourish Be and global ambassador for the Body Image Movement, is extremely passionate about empowering women to be their most amazing, authentic selves using an honest, holistic and heart-centred approach to wellness. After a lifetime of being at war with her body, this busy Mama transformed her life (and health) through self-love, acceptance and vulnerability, and along the way discovered her true purpose of inspiring other women to do the same.

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