Have you recently taken those first steps with a new habit or have you been trying out your new habit for a while and are feeling overwhelmed with the whole process, questioning whether it will get easier, when will I feel or see the results for the effort I've been putting in? When will I see changes?!
Our mind hates change so it will challenge us all the way through our journey - at the beginning did you take a while taking those baby steps into your new habit, procrastinating out of fear or did you jump in with both feet, grasping on to the all or nothing approach, leaving you questioning whether you could ever sustain this new habit or change?
Is the self doubt even louder than ever before?
Lots of questions here but I really wanted to tap into the common feelings associated with change and when we feel like it would just be easier to close the door on the change ..... 'it wasn't for me anyway' and feel frustrated that you've wasted time.
These thoughts are not unique to any one of us and these thoughts have whizzed around all of our heads.
This is the point where you could keep pushing through despite the loud negative chatter or decide to look the other way to escape these uncomfortable feelings, giving up on what you really wanted to master.
The short term gain is comfort, 'phew that was stressful,' but in the long term you'll feel less comfortable. Was the new habit scheduling in exercise or spending time each night ensuring you have a good night sleep? Over the long term, will you feel more sluggish and less functional within your body or will the sleepless nights begin to take their toll on you, leaving you feeling a crouchy version of who you are?
The long term sacrifice of stagnation whilst you play it safe can leave you feeling worse.
Quitting is only a temporary relief, you may as well keep going.
If you are feeling overwhelmed by it all or you're struggling to make time for this new change or habit then identify that you are feeling like this and learn to REST not QUIT.
Of course you feel overwhelmed - you've had to give it so much of your attention - a necessity to the start of any change.
It's a great time to just step back, rest and create space first, then reflect on what is and isn't working. How can you move forward with this in a more manageable way? In a way that suits your life.
I have had so many women asking for help. They want to fit movement into their life and have had enough of weight gain, loss in movements that they didn't even have to think about before and the negative mindset is beginning to rule their world. By letting go of their belief that they had to exercise for an hour each day (a very common belief) we were able to break it down and tailor short daily workouts leaving them feeling energised on a daily basis.
Other women have felt over consumed with their eating patterns - coming from a place of constriction and punishment. By identifying their current beliefs and how it was paralyzing them in their journey, we were then able to approach their change in a different way - celebrating the small wins and the great things they were eating!
This time of reflection can be such a powerful tool when you're on the brink of giving up. It can be the difference in really reaching and achieving your change or feeling consumed by the whole thing.
Don't let anyone ever tell you that it's not possible. Take that time out, rest and reflect!
You've got this! This doubt and overwhelm is such a normal part of your journey. Embrace your mistakes as it's the only way we ever learn.
If you've been procrastinating then START those baby steps and if you're overwhelmed then REST AND REFLECT.
If it feels like the mountain is too high for you to tackle on your own and you need help to Take Back Control of your wellness journey then it's time you let me hold your hand through this. Together we can transform your mindset, feel energised, functional and in control of YOU again.
Contact me and lets see how I can help you feel like YOU!