We know the things we need to do that keep us healthy, happy, balanced.
And yet often, in spite of all we know, we resist.
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.”
No judgement about why you stopped. Who you are because you stopped. No judgement.
Without judgement. Criticism. Comparisons. Commit to begin again.
Stop the mind chatter. Stop the litany of reasons why you can’t, or the chatter that says 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 step into the story of I deserve to begin again.
Let go of telling yourself, you’ve already lost, you’re not worth it, why bother, or what’s the point, and… begin again.
Always begin again.
Last year I started a series entitled: 52 Acts of Grace. I shall be sharing some of those Acts of Grace on a weekly basis (especially on mornings like this when I slept in and have limited time! 🙂 )