How many of us have eaten clean for days, weeks, even months at a time and then *suddenly* we have a cookie and then it leads to many, many, MANY more?
I am raising my hand, just in case you were wondering.
‘Just one’ is something I am learning to do.
A cookie, a piece of cake, a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, or a piece of pizza is fine. You will not die from eating one of these things. The problem for me is one usually leads to more…more than is good for me.
Over Easter I surprised myself by just eating one mini egg and shutting the Costco sized package. I did not open up the flood gates and announce, ‘Let the eating begin!‘
It was nice to not wake up to a belly full of regret or giving a camel a run for its money when it comes to water storage capabilities.
Some days I handle negative comments in the same way; just one is not enough.
This doesn’t happen very often anymore, but when it does it happens in a violent manner. As soon as I let myself have ‘just one‘ forbidden negative comment, I find myself shoving the comments in faster than they can go down.
One thing leads to another.
I have a Costco sized bag of negative comments in my pantry.
It is ok to have ‘just one‘ and put it away. Not waking up to heart full of self loathing is a great feeling, even if there were some rough moments in the day.
Operation ‘Just None‘ is about to commence for negativity, but not the cookies.