All true stories…
A client told me he was mad at himself for pressing snooze at 4.30am (4.30am!!!) and got to the pool at 6.30am instead of his usual 6.00am.
A client was frustrated with herself for having two glasses of champagne instead of one at her 20th wedding anniversary dinner.
Another client is planning the most fantastic trip abroad, but is so worried about gaining weight on holiday that she doesn’t want to go.
A bride to be is worried that the food is going to be too good at her wedding and she may gain weight over her wedding weekend.
This all breaks my heart. Truly breaks my heart. Life is too precious to be beating ourselves up like this. Can we just give ourselves a break?
Being good to yourself will lower stress and you will feel better when you are not being so hard on yourself. However, “giving yourself a break” does not mean stop working out and start eating whatever you want…often when we are “being good to ourselves” we pick up really damaging behaviors and habits.
Eating healthily, being mindful, staying active, taking care of ourselves and being consistent is just life. It just is. However, life happens! And it is crazy out there sometimes. Things go wrong, things go really great, there are hilarious moments, joyous celebrations and dark times. Life happens.
You press the snooze on your alarm clock, have that second glass of wine, enjoy the piece of cake and then move on. Enjoy it, be present with it, embrace the moment and then move on.
Being so hard on yourself is not helping anything. It takes the fun out of the high moments and makes the low moments really low…
Next time you are about to really beat yourself up, take a moment, take a breath and give yourself a break. Day by day..step by step.
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