Tuesday, May 03, 2011
There are many great articles on SparkPeople on a variety of subjects, but this article really resonated with me so I thought I'd re-post a link to it for future reference:
The premise is about guilt - specifically listening to the voice of conscience before you make an action and not letting toxic post-action guilt derail you. I tend to be, as most of us are, pretty hard on myself. Whenever I make a poor decision, I will beat myself up over it, when I should have listened to the voice of reason before making the decision. I'm also guilty of letting one poor judgement call lead me off the trail in a blaze of "well, I messed that up, so it really doesn't matter". It is so easy to do this in the context of eating well - you splurge on that cheeseburger for lunch and then, since you've already ruined your eating for the day, you might as well have that chocolate cupcake for an afternoon snack and fried chicken for dinner.
I won't let myself be derailed anymore. I will listen to that pre-action voice and not let post-action guilt tear me apart.