Personally, I am really good at staying focused and working extremely hard for a couple weeks at a time, but after those couple of weeks, I find myself slipping up for a couple days.
I’ll get in my head and think ‘I’ve been working my ass off for the last three weeks, I deserve this food or I deserve this day off.’
This isn’t a bad thing.
Because when I put it in perspective, I used to go about 5-6 days and then allow a cheat.
I have lengthened my bouts of hard work and improvement, so naturally my ratio of good to bad days is getting bigger and bigger as time goes on.
I saw a post on Instagram today from one of my favorite accounts – @sourcemessages.
It was the inspiration behind my post today, and I will attach the original at the bottom for further clarification.
But essentially, when you are on your journey to a new you, you have to be patient enough to understand that the progression will take time.
It will be a while before the new you has fully moved in and the old you has fully moved out.
You’ll see in the instagram post, it can easily be compared to swapping out the furniture in your house.
Often times, a remodel of your living room is not going to happen in one day.
You’ll buy some new art work, throw the old stuff out.
You’ll get a new coffee table, get rid of the old one.
You’ll buy a new couch, sell your other one.
It takes some time to make a full transition no matter what the circumstances are.
So when things seem all over the place, when you think you have been on a roll and all of a sudden have a bad day… remember that it is like this because you are transitioning.
Almost NEVER, will you be able to dedicate yourself to a change and be immediately flawless in implementing your new lifestyle choices.
As the post finishes, I will too.
Everything you have ever asked for is making its way in to your life, and you should find joy in that.