Do you have an all-or-nothing mindset?
If you are running a bit late do skip a workout all together?
If you eat one cookie do you eat the rest of the box because you trashed your diet?
If you make a mistake do you feel like a complete failure?
With our clients we try to shift an all-or-nothing mindset over to the idea that choices fall across a spectrum or continuum. You have two extremes on either end, but a ton of options in between.
The objective is to focus on the best option for you at that time and in a given situation.
Instead of skipping a workout because you are late, show up and shorten a warm-up or your first set of exercises…but still do it. Or do something else like a walk, run or bike ride at home.
One cookie isn’t going to make or break anything. Enjoy a cookie (or even two) and get back at it the next day.
Mistakes are learning opportunities. What can you gain from it to help you move forward?
I can go on and on with many fitness and nutrition concepts that can be applied to a spectrum like this.
Think about your goals or the habits you are practicing. How do they look on a worst to best spectrum?
What option are you choosing today?
How can you get a little bit better tomorrow?
An all-or-nothing mindset can be defeating and demotivating especially when you are trying to get things started. Take it slow at the beginning and make the best choice you can.
Please reach out if you’d like chat more about this!
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