Do you find it difficult to honor commitments to yourself? Especially during the holiday season? Achieving a goal (any goal) just gets pushed off a bit until January . . .
Recently I found myself thinking, “mmmmm, that chocolate cupcake looks so good – I can always restart my diet on Monday.”
Which led to “or maybe it would be better to restart my diet November 1st – it’s unrealistic to think I can resist those little tiny snack candies for Halloween?”
Which led to, “You are just setting yourself up for failure to think you can start a diet this close to Thanksgiving!”
Which – you guessed it – I then remembered all the scrumptious Christmas cookies that will be available in December . . .
So, somehow (in my brain) I turned eating one chocolate cupcake today into eating whatever I want until January 2nd!!
Thankfully – I was able to recognize this thinking – and create a different version for how I’d like my life to look over the next few months.
I also realized . . . I’m not alone. Many of my clients tend to put off “things” during the holiday season. They tend to lose momentum around the holidays – and find it more difficult to honor their commitments to themselves.