We’ve all had those moments where we feel so disconnected from our bodies. We’re restricted by our own high expectations and a society that perpetuates perfection. We’re constantly comparing ourselves to others and we become too focused on the physical and not enough on how our body actually functions. We’re so far removed from the idea of being our best selves that we forget how important it is to reconnect with our body.
It’s time to start reconnecting with our bodies and embrace the fact that perfection is impossible. It’s okay to not be perfect, it’s okay to have flaws, it’s okay to make mistakes. Learn to celebrate every tiny win instead of focusing on what didn’t happen.
Instead of striving for perfection, why not strive for self-care? Self-care isn’t selfish, it’s essential. Self-care comes in many forms, and it’s all about finding what works best for you. It could be as simple as taking some time out of your day to do something that makes you happy, or it could be as complex as changing your lifestyle to better reflect your goals and values.
Self-care isn’t something we do to be perfect, it’s something we do to take care of ourselves. It’s about listening to our bodies and minds, and taking the time to nurture ourselves. It helps us stay connected to our body and to our feelings. It’s about understanding that we’re more than just our physical selves, and it’s about learning to be more in tune with our mental and emotional health.
Instead of striving for perfection, let’s start striving for a better relationship with our body. Let’s start reconnecting with our body and learn to appreciate what it can do for us. Let’s start practicing self-care and realize that it’s not selfish, it’s essential.
Lesley Logan, a 2nd generation certified Pilates teacher, breathwork, habits and mindset coach, is the founder of OnlinePilatesClasses.com, the first free online catalogue of Pilates exercise tutorials, where you can also find weekly Pilates classes and workshops. Teaching Pilates since 2008, she has run multiple studios, has trained hundreds of people to become teachers themselves and has taught thousands of students around the world. When not teaching from her studio in Las Vegas, Lesley she’s hosting her podcast Be It Till You See it or traveling the world leading Pilates retreats.
In this episode, Let’s join Lesley as she takes us along her journey of massive transformation with the help of Pilates and how she’s learned to give importance on self-care and how prioritizing yourself isn’t selfish but a loving act to be more of help to your loved ones and others.
“I don’t think people realize that self care isn’t selfish. The more we can actually take care of ourselves and prioritize ourselves, the more we give permission to other people in our life to do that, including the family and friends around you. And it builds confidence and you will make better decisions.”- Lesley Logan
What you will learn from this episode:
04:45 – The massive thing that Pilates has done to her body and life
10:37 – Slow but sure thing about Pilates
12:18 – How all the resistance turned into something she does and helps people with and doing it online
15:19 – The inspiration you get from belonging in a community
16:05 – ‘Perfect is boring’
17:20 – How she started other people help themselves
18:24 – Pouring into yourself before pouring into others
21:32 – Self-care isn’t selfish
27:15 – Say yes to yourself today before saying yes to others
34:08 – Giving permission to yourself not to know all the answers and no reason to overplease everyone [Be kind to yourself]
37:21 – What perfectionism looks like and how it’s affecting you
42:46 – Feel good and do good
46:57 – Make a cheaper investment for yourself early on in life
48:00 – Think about strengthening your body sooner and find out what it can do for you later
50:10 – Talking about her affiliate program
50:37 – Upcoming collaborations
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