New Year Resolutions & Our "Whys"
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
I gave up having New Year resolutions years ago. I am very aware of the failure rate and can confirm the statistics regarding failure because I am one of those statistics.
I have also struggled with and written about my "Whys" before. But today I came across something that I found helpful in an email from Judith Beck ( of the Beck Team) called "What I Want". There were so many good points, but I am going to share just a bit here.
When you have those sabotaging thoughts and start to get nervous about your ability to continue to stay on track and you discover that your body is trying to tell you something because you really aren't hungry at the moment, remember there are other things that you want more than food.
There is your "Why"! -
I want to lose weight.
I want to feel in control.
I do not want to worry about my health.
I want to have a closet full of clothes that fit nicely.
I want self-confidence.
I want higher self-esteem.
Instead of focusing on those sabotaging thoughts, focus on making progress towards your goals, feeling in control, going to bed feeling proud of yourself, and your "Whys".