“New Year, New You” is a series of articles that will help you to become successful in your diet and exercise journey in 2019 (and every year thereafter). The articles will include tips, new ideas to try, strategies to follow, and encouragement to keep you moving forward…

Don’t be your own worst enemy

No matter how young or old you are right now, one thing you must have figured out is that mistakes are going to keep happening at regular intervals throughout your life.

You can try to avoid them as best you can, but at some point you’re going to end-up having a bad day, and making a ‘boo boo’. And if you’re on diet, your diet will be one of the most mistake-prone places in your life. Your food choices are going to be a source of temptation and, ultimately, many poor choices – especially when you have a reason (or three) to feel emotional, irrational, or miserable.

So, what’s the issue here?

Well, if you’re guaranteed to make some mistakes ANYWAY, then you can’t afford to become miserable and disappointed in yourself for them. Sure, give yourself a talking to, and sort out the problem, but then move on – get back to the normal course of action immediately.

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This will prevent you being miserable all the time, and will also stop you from allowing one small mistake to lead to multiple bigger ‘mistakes’ – which are really quite intentional after the first genuine one. Feeling miserable about your one small mistake cannot be the cause of two weeks of poor eating, because THAT will destroy your diet, where the one small mistake would hardly have made any difference whatsoever.

Be good to yourself. When you make a mistake, sort it out, and love yourself enough to get back to the plan, and keep on making progress. Don’t be your own worst enemy.

 

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