How many of you are guilty of all or nothing thinking? You know what I mean, everything is either perfect or awful. And as I read about this week, since no one is perfect, people who think this way spend a lot of time feeling awful.
What are some examples of this type of thinking? “I can’t make my workout today, I may as well cancel my membership” or “I opened the peanut butter so may as well finish the jar” or “I’m not 100% compliant with my nutrition program so may as well bail.”
How to handle this? Consider that all or nothing lie on opposite ends of the spectrum or line. We don’t have to be stuck in one area, rather we “move along” the spectrum in a positive direction. So maybe we don’t make the workout today but we add in some extra activity on our own or the next day. Maybe we leave the peanut butter alone for someone else, and also realize that NO ONE is 100% compliant on their nutrition program so we stop comparing ourselves to others and make ourselves just a little bit better.
How will YOU move forward on the spectrum away from all or nothing thinking? – Coach Tina