We know the things we need to do that keep us healthy. We start a regimen, get going and everything goes along swimmingly until a life hiccup interrupts the flow and we stop. We stop exercising daily, writing in our journal, meditating, eating healthily.
And in the stopping, we tell ourselves, “I don’t have time.” “I’m too tired.” “I’ll start tomorrow.” “It wasn’t making a difference anyway.”
And resistance rises. Avoidance mounts. Shame grows.
Stop and breathe and tell yourself, “I shall begin again. Right now. Right where I am at.”
And begin again.
Stop the mind chatter. Stop the litany of reasons why you can’t, or how you are such a loser because you never follow through, always fall down, can’t keep agreements with yourself.
Give yourself the grace of letting go of ‘the story’ of why not, and begin again.
Always begin again.