A client came to a session last week with a fresh perspective.
She’s done messing around.
Done with making up excuses.
Done with half-hearted attempts.
Done with labeling each day as success or failure.
And more importantly; done with seeing “get healthy” as something on her TO DO List that never seemed to get done.
The whole thing felt bad. It’s not like me to be half-hearted, she thought.
So she asked herself: Am I in or am I out?
She decided: I’m in.
Here’s what this means to her:
My health is my responsibility and I accept that responsibility.
My health is important and I won’t feel guilty making time for it.
My health deserves space every day: sometimes it will get lots of space, sometimes just a little. (Life can get chaotic, you know?)
In order to get healthy, I need to act healthy. And if I act that way most of the time, I’ll get there.
And I need not be perfect. Which is to say, there’s room for chocolate chip cookies, mashed potatoes, and a day of blowing off the gym and reading in the sun.
Hey wait a minute; doesn’t that sound perfect?
p.s. I’ve never seen her so peaceful. It was beautiful.