So many folks who are struggling with out of control eating patterns end up pushing themselves to be perfect in everything that they do.
It goes something like this: "I’m going to home-cook all my own meals and freeze 'em in little freezer baggies, and I'm going to work out for two hours a day every day! And I'm going to make sure that I also do all my work perfectly, and I'm going to take care of my kids just right."
And then guess what happens at some point?!
Something bad happens. Life happens, and you end up not being able to fulfill on those big goals and promises you made to yourself!
And then you end up swinging in the other direction, feeling like a failure, and heading over in what I like to call Bingeland.
If that feels familiar, then this is a concept I really want you to hear. It is time to stop the push.
It's time to stop pushing so hard.
When you find yourself in that place where you are really pushing to try to get things done, and you're using your willpower, to try to accomplish everything perfectly, you remember this: When you try to accomplish what you want for your life through pushing, you will exhaust yourself, and you will fail.
Instead, I want to offer another perspective, which is that you come to it with a different set of values: ones of kindness, and compassion, and being realistic.
Ask yourself what would be the kind way for me to move my body today? What would be the compassionate way for me to work through everything on my to-do list?
It doesn't mean you just sit back, and are lazy and apathetic.
You just come at it, instead of from that pushing place, from a more open and receptive, kind and loving place.
For your tiny action today, what I want to support you to do is to really think about the times that you push and see how you can replace it with some kindness.
Stop the push!