Do you ever feel like some days you’re in a battle with the voice in your head?
That mean little voice that criticises and compares… Makes you feel you’re not good / smart / slim / successful / doing enough.
Do you feel like sometimes it seems like everyone else is doing better than you?
Or like you’re working hard towards a goal, and your efforts just aren’t paying off?
It’s so normal to feel like that sometimes.
Some of those thoughts popped into my head earlier this week, and for a little while my mind started creating stories and making me doubt myself.
A couple of positive unexpected messages from people, going for a walk and, randomly, seeing a grass snake swimming in a lake, made me think differently.
Something along the lines of ‘you know what, there are so many good things going on right now if I CHOOSE to see them, and stop focusing on my monkey brain stories.’ Every time I doubt myself something happens to keep me going.
Look out for those moments. And create them yourself. Put yourself in positions to create wins and feel good. Head out into nature. Challenge yourself in some way.
If you’re chasing a goal (prime example being weight loss), know it always takes longer than you think. There will be plenty of ups and downs, days when you feel awesome, and days where it seems like it’s just not happening. And that’s fine. Everyone experiences that.
Remember why you’re chasing the goal. Create a win, feel good about that win, and continue onwards.
It’s not a race. And it’s not about being ‘not good enough’ now. It’s about creating an even better version of you.
Fitter, healthier, happier, stronger.
Give your brain as many reasons as possible to believe you CAN do whatever you want to do.
Keep taking action, no matter how small. Every step counts.
Ignore monkey brain criticisms and doubts.
And remember 99% of social media is people’s highlight reel.
Focus on YOU, what you can control, and how you can make yourself feel good.
If you’re doing the best you can and enjoying the journey, you’re winning.