Have you ever just found yourself curiously clicking through the interwebs fascinated by people or blog posts or images? I do it ALL THE TIME. I guess it’s not a good habit as it’s usually when I’m procrastinating something but today I randomly followed a path that let me to this image/quote…
So what — I love it!
Over 5 years ago I wrote a post called Can you LET IT GO? — Click here and read it. It’s a doozy. Makes me cry every time — and this quote captures what I was trying to get at back then.
I never really thought about it in this context but I apply the “so what” philosophy to almost everything I do now. From writing this blog to cooking to weight loss to working out, it’s truly an extension of my commitment to ditching “perfect.”
Here are a few common problems I hear all the time that I think can be “cured” with a little “so what” attitude.
I can’t afford to eat organic all the time — So what. Does that mean you can’t choose healthier, less processed options when you can?
I have and will always have cellulite and stretch marks — So what. How does that affect your overall health and fitness? Does that mean you shouldn’t give it your all at the gym? Does that mean you shouldn’t bother with a healthier diet?
My family doesn’t like to eat healthy — So what. Does that mean you can’t make small changes to better everyone’s health. Introduce a new vegetable a week? Make more meals at home?
I don’t have any time to go to the gym — So what. Can you take a daily walk instead? Pop in an exercise DVD? Play with the kids even?
I can’t stay on track over the weekends — So what. Can you give yourself permission to relax a bit? Can you stop the guilt cycle and do what you can when you can!
I’m never going to be skinny/look like a Victoria Secret model/have the body I want/[insert how you feel about your body here] — So WHAT! Does that mean you can’t live the life you want regardless? You can’t wake up every day and try to better yourself, your life?
See how this works? Sometimes I think “So what” has a bad connotation, like you are indifferent or disrespectful. I guess it could in certain contexts but there is also power in those words. Let it go. Move on despite what problems you face.
Stop holding yourself back.