On our journey toward our best selves, excuses are like roadblocks. They completely stop us, and in order to keep moving forward, we need to find some way around them. If we don’t, we’ll just stay stuck and never reach our goals.
One way to get around an excuse is to re-frame how we think of things. Don’t think of healthy eating has having to “give up” your favorite foods, but rather as you get to eat healthy and feel good. Don’t think of working out as having to miss out on sleeping in, but rather as you doing something to become more badass.
Another exercise that can help bust your excuses is to flip the script. Pretend that you were to invite a friend to do your favorite activity, and they gave you the excuse that you just gave yourself. What would you say to that friend to convince them to join you? How would you suggest that they join you despite their objections? What creative ways can you come up with to overcome these self-imposed barriers?
Which excuse do you struggle with the most? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll help you bust them!