Updated: Oct 9, 2020
The desire to change everything all at once is a thing that happens A LOT when it comes to our well being! We want to do it ALL and RIGHT FUCKING NOW.
Be all in: nutrition, exercise, soul work....looking to achieve everything in all aspects of our lives.
For some reason, the idea of taking change slowly is totally unappealing!
If I were to say:
"Hey, let's start with you putting the utensils down between each bite. This is the only change I want you to do, and - you are to do this for 2 weeks before adding anything else."
Fairly certain your response would be: "TOO SLOW! Need more! MUST CHANGE FASTER, BETTER, STRONGER!"
And - you would be:
"I guess I'll do that, but I'm also going to cut out cheese and ice cream, and no more Fritos in this house" (this may be an excerpt from my own personal inner dialogue at one point in my life. Sigh.)
"I'm also going to get up 1/2 an hour earlier to do yoga/that power walk/that morning HIIT workout on Youtube.
I'm also going to set aside 15 minutes before sleeping to write in my gratitude journal.
I'm also going to book Wednesday evenings to help so-and-so with such-and-such.
I'm also going to batch cook/portion/freeze/excel spreadsheet the weekly meals over the weekend."