You're Welcome! My 3-Step Excuse Buster
Has this ever happened to you before?
You’re planning on making dinner after work … but as soon as it’s time to start cooking, you start to think:
- I'm too tired
- I don’t know what to make
- I'm too hungry to wait that long
- I have too much to do
- I'm stressed
- I really just want to watch something on Netflix
And you’re tempted to give in and hit the drive-through (or make the takeout call).
I get it!
By the end of the day, making dinner can seem like a LOT of effort in your head.
BUT … before you let any of those excuses take hold, try this:
Excuse Buster #1: Take back your power from the voice in your head.
Acknowledge that YOU control your actions – not your fleeting thoughts or whims.
The choices you make and the actions you take TODAY play a direct role in your TOMORROWS … moving you closer or farther away.
This is a very empowering mindset shift for any area of your life.
Excuse Buster #2: Ask yourself: what’s REALLY driving your excuses?
It’s probably not because you’re tired/cold/hot/bored/confused/busy …
… but because of “stinking thinking” (aka limiting beliefs).
Some examples: You might think that it’s only a matter of time till you’ll somehow fail (again) towards your goals … that you won’t really get the results you want … or that deep down, why are you even bothering to go through the motions with this “healthy” business, anyway?
TIP: As soon as you recognize the stinking thinking, call it out.
Remember Excuse Buster #1 – you are in control. Don’t let negative thoughts or beliefs get in the way of what you want!
Excuse Buster #3: Get support! Having someone to hold you accountable and who supports your goals can make all the difference.
That way, when you feel your excuses threatening to take over, you have someone to help keep you on track.
Find a workout buddy, tell your friends or family about your goals, or work with an experienced coach.
Remember: you are stronger than your excuses!