Today’s Mantra: Live in the NOW. Not tomorrow, not someday, and certainly not in the past.
I see very similar messages in reply to some of my workouts and recipe posts…
I’ll have to try this someday.
Ohhh, maybe I’ll so this this weekend!
Once I lose 10 pounds, I should give this a try!
Last time I tried healthy eating, I totally failed.
I just don’t have the motivation to try this.
This is SOOO overwhelming.
What’s in the past is in the past: beating yourself up for past ‘failures’ is like popping the other three tires whenever ONE blows. It does nothing to help you in the now, and does NOT mean that next time you’ll fail too. In most cases, failure is self-fulfilling: if you think you’ll fail, you’ve already failed. The past is the past: you control how much it affects your future.
Similarly, change never happens tomorrow: change always happens NOW. Saving workouts and recipes for ‘one day’ isn’t going to get you closer to your goals. There’s an infinite amount of ‘somedays’ and ‘tomorrows’: you’ll never run out of them. But what you do NOW is what matters.
If you’re overwhelmed, or find yourself constantly waiting for ‘one day’, don’t focus on the whole she-bang all at once. One meal, one workout, one day at a time. Don’t worry about an eating plan for the week if you’re having trouble with the meal up ahead. Slow down. Breathe. You can’t guarantee tomorrow: but you can work with today. Make decisions in the NOW.