Anyone get themselves into the situation where they have something they want to start doing, but feel like it needs to be a good note so they set a date or moment for it? Like, “I’ll start eating healthy on Monday“, or “I’ll start focusing on better habits once I’m done with this and that so I can better commit myself”, but then once Monday comes around, you push back starting because you just don’t feel like it?? Same.
I get myself so dang caught up in the end result and things working out in a certain way that I tend to forget about the most important step of any process: just starting. For this reason, I decided on this affirmation for this week:
While on my trip in Kenya I found myself deciding that once I got back I wanted to fully commit to eating gluten free and being healthier. I had all the tools to start doing it on the spot… so why didn’t I?
Starting a task can seem like the most daunting thing, especially because we’ve become accustomed to comparing our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel (hellooo social media). Anything less than the absolute best can be viewed as failure, when it’s really all just part of the process! I mean, do you know how many people failed before they actually found success?? A LOT. When you start imagining the process as putting one foot in front of the other, and let yourself be willing to fall, it becomes so much easier.
I’m going to try to commit to healthy eating for real today (because it’s Monday, duh), but I’m going to also try to focus on getting myself to start projects immediately when I’m inspired to, rather than putting everything off.