Despite having lots to say the idea of blogging is overwhelming – will I say the right thing? Will it sound professional? Is my grammar correct? Will people think I’m worthwhile? When it comes to the written word I have a tendency to strive for perfection. Blogging will challenge this. I need to stop waiting for all of my ducks to be lined up – now is the time.
I don’t know about you, but I hear this type of thinking a lot. On an almost daily basis someone says to me “when X will happen then I can do Y.”“When I lose weight then I can start wearing tank tops.”
“When I feel comfortable with my body then I will wear a swimsuit.”
“When my kids start school then I will make time for myself.”
“When my life is less busy I will find a way to organize my life.”
“When it warms up then I will start exercising.”
So many of us are filled with excuses, and while we wait for X, all the chances to enjoy Y simply slip by us. We seem to think that all the other people who are able to enjoy Y only do so because they’ve already accomplished X.
What if we changed these statements?
“I am working on body acceptance and will start wearing tank tops.”
“it’s hot, I want to go swimming, I will wear a swimsuit.”
“I’m important and need to make time for myself now.”
“Life will always be busy, I will start small and work on organization as I go.”
“I feel good when I exercise, I’ll take it one day at a time but start now.”
What is holding you back? How can you reframe it? Comment below, and if you need help reframing we can help!