Forgive the First Slip, Focus on Not Making the Next…

I’m over thirty days into my six-month challenge now, whereby I’m basically striving to implement healthier habits… and honestly I’m pretty happy with how it’s going. I’ve been meditating and exercising a lot, stayed off the booze and generally been eating pretty well.

That’s not to say that I’ve been perfect though. I haven’t. I’ve definitely had slips – slips that have historically triggered that ‘all or nothing’ response, and caused me to completely self-sabotage. And well… it’s never gotten me anywhere but square one.

So, having succumb yesterday to a boredom-induced sugar-binge only yesterday, my new strategy is to let it go and forgive myself. Better that, than I hold yesterday against myself and use it as a reason to further sabotage my health and self-care.

Yesterday happened. I’m only human. I messed up, and I probably will again.

But today is another day. And I can make better choices today. I can regain my positive momentum, making yesterday’s mistakes the exception to the rule, rather than the pattern.

2 Comments

  1. Self acceptance is the biggest secret when it comes to self improvement. Of course that means not judging ourselves when we make a mistake. Well done for doing exactly that. Keep going! 💪🙏

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