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Don't be perfect!

NutritionGisela RouxComment

We all know diets don’t work.  We need to change.  

But how do I change?  How do I make change work?

Being it health goals, fitness, career or relationships - just like with dieting, a one-time change won’t do much. You have to create new habits and new patterns that you’ll stick with for the rest of your life.

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.  I just love to quote Yoni Freedhoff (assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa and founder & medical director of the Bariatric Medical Institute).  “Whatever you decide to do to change, you have to keep on doing it for the rest of your life AND live a happy live in doing it.”  Otherwise it won’t last.  So if you’re going to go Vegan, stop drinking Pepsi or just want to try and eat a balanced breakfast 4 times a week… whatever you decide to do…you have to keep on doing it for the rest of your life AND it needs to make you happy in doing it, otherwise it won’t last!  You don’t have to be perfect because none of us are.  You just have to make that small change and stick to it.  Only one small change at a time and make that change an easy achievable change at first, so you can taste success 

Don’t strive for perfection.  Change your perspective. 

To help you change your perspective start with doing something that truly inspires you.  Then you’ll give it everything you have and do things you never thought you could. If you’re feeling stagnant in your career, it might be because you don’t really care about it all that much.  Or if you struggle to change your lifestyle, maybe you just don’t care enough to change.  You are not lazy, you simply have impotent goals… that is… goals that do not inspire you.  What inspires you?  Don’t aim to go on a diet, rather learn a new recipe or plant a vegetable garden or go for a walk in the park.  So go and start with goals that inspire you!  Don't try to be perfect!