> "That's too hard"
> "Woe is me"
> "I can't possibly do that"
> "I just have to live with this: job, relationship, body, symptoms, $$..."
> "I am not good/smart/rich/loved enough to achieve that"
Pity Party Central, the lamest party I have ever been too.
Everyone has excuses why 'things' are not possible: A dream job, a new relationship, a happier family, better financial situation, increased health, a better spiritual connection. The list is endless, but most of us get Stuck in the Suck- because it is EASY.
We: complain, make excuses, tell our selves that it is not possible, procrastinate, ignore, accept defeat before attempting, become overly reasonable just so you don't have to confront anything, say "I ain't got no time for that", avoid changing our lives because it feels impossible because all you know is suck and not success. If we put as much effort into moving forward with anything as we did with talking ourselves out of something we would all be driving floating cars and moving things with our minds by now. Getting out of a sucky situation is NOT hard- the hard part is getting out of your head.
I am not a cheerleader- tried out in 6th grade-denied, I am your Vitamin B! (Thanks for the nickname Erin). The supplement that supports you to Believe in yourself. The nutrition to fuel you from the inside out so that you can take just one little baby step towards being more of you, which is Beautiful. The Boost to reinforce your Brave muscle. The virtual friend that will remind you to shake your Booty each time you succeed. Remember the wise words of Christopher Robin as he said to his best friend Winnie the Pooh: "You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
So let's get to it! HOW TO TURN SUCK INTO SUCCESSOne step at a time
Step 1: Shut Up! I mean that in the rudest fashion possible. Your brain talks you out of so many things that are AWESOME. In a way, it is trying to protect you from being hurt emotionally or physically which we have all experienced so it holds you in freeze mode. Thanks but no thanks. When you desire something that will benefit you and all around you (following your dream job, losing 20 lbs, reigniting the passion in your relationship, stepping up the 1st time in your child's life, making more $$, confronting a phobia...) and your head starts to vomit "ICK" all over you like: "yeah, but you really like this tv show, just watch one more episode", "you don't need to do that, you are fine the way you are", "what would people think and say if you did anything different, you shouldn't" - Tell it to "Shut Up! I got this, I am trying something new because I choose a better life." After you say that 50 times+ your head doesn't fight as hard and that 1st baby step forward is easier.
People quit because the end goal is too big and intimidating and they feel they can't possibly attain it, so why try. Shut your eyes from your big picture & focus on 1 baby step.
Break it down to 1 tiny little thing that can get you 1 inch closer to what you want. Say you want to lose 20 lbs. Examples of baby steps could be: Just subtract out by drinking one less pop (this includes diet pop, that chemical filled brew will kill you) per day and inserting a yummy alternative like mint water or cucumber water (no juice). Each time you remove an unhealthy option, you are one step closer to losing the unwanted weight. OR Move your body more than you are now. Just start with the toothbrush workout every morning. If you have not read that blog post or watched the video- it is a great mini workout that everyone who brushes their teeth can fit in their day. OR Remove grains from one meal per day. People hate this one, but I can't tell you how much grains (bread, pasta, rice, tortillas,...) make you poofy. When I cut out grains completely from my diet, the years and weight just literally fell off.
Breaking down what you want into little itsy bitsy teeny weeny baby steps is more digestible than a HUGE New Years Resolution that leaves you feeling like a failure. One step at a time will get you wherever you need to go. (80's dance move)
Every step deserves a congrats. It can be scary moving out ofyour comfort zone so give yourself credit when you do. If you goal is to lose weight- don't have the Celebratory Big Mac- But something else. IE: tell yourself out loud "I rock, I am amazing, I did it!!", Play a little air guitar, shake your booty or tell a trusted and supportive friend a bout your accomplishment. Every step into virgin territory deserves a hug, so Git To It!
Chiropractic saved my son's life, literally.
Are you in need of some saving?
Isn't Now a good time to make a change for the better?