4 bad habits

...that stand between us and achieving our goals and how to beat them.

Here are some lessons I learned over the past years while trying (and not entirely succeeding) to change my life.

1:

I think one thing that stands in the way often when we try to improve is that we strive for perfection and find excuses as too why we aren’t good enough instead of just getting started as we are and from where we are.

Being perfect isn’t important at all.

Getting the work done and getting closer to our goals is what’s important.

2:

It sucks and and it’s so frustrating when you can’t live up to your own expectations and so often people give up entirely because they feel overwhelmed by all their resolutions and goals that a bad day is enough to make them quit all together.

Start small and enjoy the process.

You can’t force change nor can you speed it up.

Growth takes time.

Let’s take our time because we have all the time in the world and life isn’t supposed to be an exhausting marathon.

Why not make it a relaxing stroll by the beach and enjoy the view while we’re at it?

3:

And this is the toughest one…. comparison is the ultimate killer.

A wise man once told me you should never compare yourself to others, only to the person you were yesterday.

It’s hard, I know. But let’s try anyways.

4:

The MOST IMPORTANT one:

Don’t beat yourself up when you get off track.

I can’t stress this enough… how many times have I quit pursuing a goal because I got of track once?! Probably a few hundred times.
Now I’ve learned to look at it from a completely different angle.

It’s become my motivation.

How?

I allow myself to fall back into old patterns.
To eat foods I excluded from my diet, to be lazy, to smoke a cigarette every once in a while…

Why, you ask?

Because it reminds me why I started. It reminds me why I stopped doing/eating or saying certain things.

It allows me to choose a new way of life over and over again and brings me back on track more motivated and determined than ever before.

How about this:

There’s no such thing as failure.

Failure is human;
it’s human to automatically fall back into old patterns.

Allow that to happen and then CHOOSE to act differently next time!

Just please try not to beat yourself up for being human. It’s all part of the process

Good luck.

Eva x

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