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.
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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