The Mindful Diet Day 56
Week 8: Deal with Your Emotional Crud
Day 56: Change your self-talk.
Sure, tossing back three donuts because you were stressed or lonely wasn’t ideal, but making a bad decision doesn’t make you a bad person by extension. “The goal is to learn how to say, ‘What I did wasn’t so great’ versus ‘I’m not so great,’” says Kristeller. “If you beat yourself up to the point of feeling bad about yourself, you’re more likely to let your emotions rule your decisions around food—a surefire way to make unhealthier choices.”
There's no denying that we're the most hard on ourselves; we expect so much out of ourselves that we tend to put ourselves down when we don't live up to those high expectations. Instead of lowering your standards, change your self-talk. Don't beat yourself up about your bad decisions, they're just that: decisions. Good people can make bad decisions without being a bad person. One unhealthy choice doesn't make you an unhealthy person, but it can inspire you to make a healthier choice next time.
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