I began writing this post in my head in the shower after a run, and jumped out shy of rinsing out the conditioner because I was so eager to throw it down. That's okay, my restless-colour-changing-porous strands can probably use it.
As we know, fit tips come in many forms - many geared toward stabilizing blood sugar, or correct form for maximum gains / improvements. At the base of these tips are those which are psychological, the very gears that get us moving and eating well in the first place.
This week, I'm sharing the advice of Margaret Stewart, my mother. A calm and thoughtful woman who understands me better than anyone in both the best and the worst of times. It's quite simple, really, and cleansed the percolation of my often over-stimulated windmill of ideas and thoughts (kind of like a dishwasher cleaner). It, this sentence, also streamlined my moving forward through this week (in terms of productivity) and immediately helped me with clients who were coming in my door after the weekend, deeply discouraged and trying to bust through a massive copper door between themselves and their own optimism.
"Don't ever turn on yourself."
Hm. Yup - straight up wisdom, right there.
We're up and we're down - in motivation, in health, in finances, in all things. That's what life is, it's cyclical. It's never a sustainable incline to infinity. But, when you get behind or beside yourself, rather than flounder in doubt right smack in front of yourself, you will get all the pieces moving again and find the solution to remain grounded and forward-moving on your path. Humility and examining mistakes is powerful, but don't crawl into a ball afterward. Straighten out. Lift your chin. Take on the difficult, and team up with yourself. If you don't have self-support, you'll keep crumpling.
I've had quite a few clients this week experiencing and expressing self-doubt, because making change can be an arduous, up and down process. They learn quickly that any utterings of self-deprecation are not welcome in my little studio. They come in, we carefully flip that mood on its head and send them out the door completely on board with themselves again, to wake up mightier than ever for having stepped up a bit higher after another little glitch.
We are our absolute strongest support, best attribute, key to success rolled in one tricky code-triggered lockbox. And the code is "Don't ever turn on yourself."
I'm not a psychologist or an expert. But if having brilliant people around me who can share some groundbreaking conversations can change me so dramatically, on the regular, you never know. Sharing this idea could help one out of however many viewers and spark a little change this week. And I'm all for that.
Go forth, family!