Does perfectionism stop you from starting?
I think perfectionism sabotages us all the time!
Can’t clean the entire basement? We don’t start.
Can’t organize all the closets? We don’t start.
Can’t exercise for ½ an hour? We don’t start.
Can’t commit to a healthy eating program? We don’t start.
I’ve learned that a really structured program stops the perfectionist from starting.
A structured program also sets us up to be discouraged when we can’t do all the steps.
A structured program also sets us up to feel like we failed again.
I sure don’t want any of those things for you or me!
I’m revamping my blog and my focus.
Instead of a structured program with climbing Camps and required steps for completion, I invite you to walk with me.
Come walk with me-littlestepstohealth.ca
Just walk with me on the path up the Mountain of Health and Well-being.
Each week I will encourage you to take one healthy step.
That’s all. Just one little step.
As part of our journey we will embrace ‘imperfect progress’.
Imperfect progress is a mix of good days, when most choices are healthy, and bad days when there are more unhealthy choices. That’s what real life is like!
Now say these statements with me!
We don’t let the bad days be an excuse to quit, because everybody has bad days.
We won’t beat ourselves up for a bad choice with nasty self-talk.
We will take the next step of imperfect progress and make the next choice a good one.
Imperfect progress is still progress!
Remember our core verse, “And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up”. Galatians 6:9 New Living Translation
TODAY’S little STEP: Let go of perfectionism! Embrace imperfect progress and take one little step to be healthy!
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Are you so far off track that you’ve given up?
Ever taken a wrong turn on a road trip? Or maybe you came across construction and got lost following the detour signs. Would you say this? “Oh well I’ve made one bad turn. I might as well keep going until the end of the day. I’ll turn around tomorrow.”
But that’s what we do on our journey to be healthy and well.
We overeat at a BBQ or have a huge piece of cake at a Birthday Party and we keep overeating for the rest of the day.
Come on admit it. We’ve all done it!
For some dumb reason we believe the lie that if we overeat at one meal or snack we might as well overeat for the whole day.
That’s like driving the wrong direction on your road trip and deciding to keep going for the rest of the day.
Something we would never do!
We need to take a U turn right away and get back on track.
I just came back from a nice long vacation at the cottage and I’m struggling. I want to have a fun little snack every few hours and have an ice cream cone every evening. But I’ve worked too hard to get to this weight and health.
I took a U turn. I popped a piece of gum in my mouth, got out of the house and went for a walk. I had victory with just a few little choices!
Please don’t be discouraged! Don’t beat yourself up for a few wrong turns!
Get back on track and make that U turn right now!
Remember our core Bible verse, “And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up”. Galatians 6:9 New Living Translation.
Don’t give up!
TODAY’S little STEP: If you have gotten off track this summer, take a U turn. Make your next snack or meal a healthy one. Find a fun way to move your body. Every little step makes a difference!
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