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This week's edition of 1 Minute With Naomi is something every single one of us takes part in: Negative self-talk. It's one of those things that will seriously hold us back on our weight loss journey if continue to allow it to happen.
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So, what kind of self-defeating things are you saying to yourself?
This kind of negative thought processes happen in times of overwhelm, when we're stretching our comfort zone, and when we fail at something.
For now, let's focus on failure. With failure comes a whole lotta guilt.
Guilt can be a good tool when we know we aren't living up to our values and standards and want better for ourselves, but not when it becomes so habitual that's a big problem.
Often times, this guilt is self-imposed because we were not able to follow a diet perfectly or we skipped 1 workout.
All of the sudden, we're the biggest, laziest loser that ever dared to live and we should be put out of our misery.
Sounds pretty dramatic, doesn't it? But it's pretty close to how we talk to ourselves when we choose to see ourselves in the worst possible light.
Being perfect in your workouts or eating doesn't make you a "good person".
Skipping a workout and going crazy with the pizza doesn't make you a "bad person", either.
You can begin the process of escaping this self-condemnation by giving yourself permission to indulge, recognizing mistakes as part of the learning process, and treating yourself more like a compassionate friend.
The next time you begin a mental dialogue with: "I wish I hadn't….", end it with: "what's done is done. Time to move on."
Forgive yourself for your action and move on to how you can improve for next time.
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