What’s up, Happy Caveman People?
Today, I’m just going to get the ball rolling and share how I’m feeling right now in the hopes that it makes a difference in your life. This will take you five minutes to read and get inspired by. That’s it. Here we go.
I Didn’t Want to Go to the Gym.
My day started with wanting to lay in bed, with wanting to hit snooze, with justifying and validating why I didn’t want to go the gym. I was tired and dehydrated. There was laundry to do and food to cook. I tried to convince myself that all of those things were more important than going to the gym.
But I went to the gym. It was one of the hardest workouts I’ve done but now I feel complete. I accomplished something in my day. It was worth it.
No Change = No Change
One of the common themes I’ve seen lately is that people continue to show up the same way they have been and expect a different result. Guess what? It doesn’t work that way. You can’t keep cooking the same thing and expect a different recipe. Feel me?
If you want a different result in your life, if you want to truly change your life, you need to take a different action. This is actually really, really simple: If you focus a part of your day every day on doing something different, you will accomplish your goal.
If you show up every day and you stay in your funk or continue to do the same kind of Groundhog Day over and over again—same social media, water intake, tv shows, same friends, same food—guess what? You’re going to get the same result.
Challenge Your Excuses
I was talking to a friend yesterday. They were trying to lose weight. They said to me “I’ve tried everything but nothing works.” I’d like to challenge that statement. If I had an app on your phone that calculated everything you did every day, and I looked at your Monday and it detailed your social media habits and tv habits—15 minutes here, 30 there, 60 minutes of tv, another 15 minutes of Instagram . . . If you were really trying to lose weight, do you think that two hours would be enough time to work out?
We lie to ourselves to validate and justify our comfort zones. But the only way to create a different result is to be honest with ourselves and get uncomfortable so that we can do something differently. So wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever you’re doing, put your ego aside. Get authentic, get accountable, and start taking different actions to see results in your life. That is the way that you will win.
This is so much deeper than food. You only get one life, and you deserve to live a life that you love. One small reminder: Only you can create that. Go put the work in. Go live your life.
Peace, hugs, and bacon!
- Explore BetterHelp for online therapy options.
- Read this post again.
- Take some quiet time to evaluate these lessons for yourself. Using a journal or note-taking app, answer the following questions:
- What are your top three goals in life, currently?
- What actions have you been taking in pursuit of those goals? For how long have you been using these same tactics, techniques, or rituals?
- For each of your goals, write down one completely different plan of action that you could implement today to help you accomplish that goal.
- Take that action. Put in the work, and don’t look back.
- Come back to this exercise monthly and evaluate your action plans. Are you too comfortable? Remember that discomfort is a side-effect of growth: It’s a good thing!
- On a separate piece of paper, write the following mantra in all-caps: “I deserve to live a life that I love. Only I can create that.” Put that piece of paper somewhere visible (like on your mirror or above your desk) to motivate yourself daily.