One of the things that holds us back from achieving our wellness goals is lofty intentions. I can speak from my own experience on this one. When I was sick, I used to avoid my yoga mat if I didn’t have the energy to practice like I used to. Then, when my energy returned and life got busy, I would avoid it if I didn’t have at least 30 minutes. Why? Because I was subscribing to the “shoulds” and some self-imposed rules.
Instead, I adopted the “Something is better than nothing” philosophy and an “I can” mentality. This allows me to celebrate the little victories like a forward bend or side-stretch while I make breakfast. I mindful breath in the car line or a traffic jam. A walk around the block or some squats while I dry my hair. A slow snack that I savor and enjoy. A handful of baby carrots during an otherwise veggie-free day.
Let go of the shoulds. Those ideals you have in your head. NO more! Change your perspective and celebrate the wins instead of beating yourself up for the misses. Something is better than nothing!
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