Every journey starts with a first step
If they do, you could be suffering from perfectionism.
"What do you mean suffering, wanting everything to be perfect is not a problem, is it?"
Well not in itself, no.
But it can be sabotaging your weight loss goals.
Well, have you noticed the common theme with all of the statements above?
You're putting off 'doing' until everything is perfect.
But the problem is, life isn't perfect. It's messy.
Work, kids, family, holidays, celebrations, bereavements, stress, aches and pains. They all add to the messiness and un-perfectness of life. And you have to learn to deal with these if your weight loss is going to be permanent.
I get it. I really do.
I'm massively guilty of striving for perfection. And putting stuff off until I get there.
But, if you keep putting it off, whatever it is, you'll never succeed.
As the old cliché goes, every journey starts with a first step. And if you don't take that first step you'll never get to your destination.
So how do you overcome perfectionism?
How do you start to be imperfect?