Well, week 11 challenge was not such a success for me. Abstaining is a big deal and should not be taken lightly. It is a big change and I was not mentally prepared. The entire week was a weird one, with a work trip at the front end and the back end. I was not in my routine and I did not feel settled which is the perfect recipe for the comfort of my Starbucks drink.
Below is a recap of my week – it definitely was not all bad. Maybe a I should take a page from my “micro-goals” and “mini-habit” work and start by focusing on abstaining from sugar just 2 days this week? That sounds doable.
This week I want to spend a little time focusing on the good and not being rigid. I am rigid. I don’t love that and as much as I try to work on it, it is part of who I am. I like things a certain way, if they aren’t, I get irritated and disappointed and sometimes “blamey” (my word for blaming whomever might have been involved). Sound fun to be around? I can be very go with the flow in certain situations, like vacationing with friends, I typically don’t care if plans change on the fly. My rigidness comes when I feel like I have failed at something or when I have a set plan in my head and it changes.
This week I felt the irritation and disappointment, especially on day one as I was drinking my Starbucks drink. I can’t even do this on day 1? Why did I promise I would do this? I was being rigid in noticing only that I was not doing and not what I WAS doing. I did exercise every day, I did work on my business every day, I did take my vitamin and probiotic every day and I did eat three meals a day, no snacking. That’s a lot of good and I may have felt different this week had I focused on what I was doing instead of what I wasn’t!
Whether you are rigid or not, we all have some way of self-sabotaging ourselves even when we are doing good. Stop it! This coming week, I am going to be a little less rigid and a little more patient and kind with myself especially when things don’t go how I may have planned!
What’s your rigid? Tell us in the comments below!