What’s in it for me? Discover a healthier lifestyle based on self-compassion, rather than strict rules.

If you’ve ever tried to keep up with some new exercise plan or stick to that new diet everyone’s talking about, there’s a good chance that you started out strong but eventually drifted away from it. Don’t worry; it happens to most of us. And the reason why is that most of these self-improvement concepts are riddled with more rules and guidelines than any reasonable person can put up with for more than a couple of weeks.

What’s really harmful is all the stress and guilt that comes with trying to measure your food, count your calories or, god forbid, miss out on a scheduled workout. If this sounds all too familiar to you, then you may enjoy hearing about body kindness, a different approach to feeling better about yourself – because isn’t that what dieting and exercise are supposed to be about?

As author Rebecca Scritchfield explains, this approach is about putting aside strict rules and figuring out what is going to work for you based on your unique circumstances and what’s important to you. You’ll find plenty of tips and advice on how to relax, let some joy into your life and live healthier at the same time.

In these blinks, you’ll find out

  • how some diets can turn into food phobias;
  • why you probably need more sleep than you’re currently getting; and
  • how making a “PACT” with yourself can curb your negative thinking.