I see this all the time.
A client will go weeks eating in a way that makes them feel amazing and then have one day of overindulgence.
Suddenly the world is ending.
The self-told lie kicks in that all of the good that has been accomplished during the past weeks has been shot to shit and is meaningless.
And then they continue down the path leading them away from the life they truly want.
We need to get over this way of thinking. This “All or Nothing” mentality and self-punishment.
So, you ate a bit too much. Or chose foods that might not have been the healthiest or on your plan. It’s OK. It won’t mean anything in the long run.
We tend to focus on the immediate and exaggerate its importance.
Instead, focus on the long-term goal. Will this slip up matter in 3 days? 3 weeks? 3 months? 3 years? I promise you it won’t.
The guilt and negative thoughts block you from learning the lesson..
Change only comes with self-love and a desire to be better. Guilt, punishment, regret and self-hatred are useless and hold you back from connecting with yourself and finding the path that leads you to who you truly want to be.
So, let that shit go!
As adults we get to choose how we treat ourselves. We get to choose whether or not we punish ourselves. Honestly, I think one of the best things about being an adult is that I can do whatever I want and being punished is definitely NOT one of them!
Do you punish yourself when you get a bit off track? Or use it as a lesson?