By: Alexis Meads, Regular Contributor
Let me ask you, have you ever just been over it? These past few weeks I’ve been over it.
My husband and I moved to a new apartment (more space, yay!) and have a few other major life changes going on, which has left me feeling totally exhausted with little time for anything else.
Do you ever feel like that? Just, over it?
Maybe a big change has happened leaving little room in your life for much else. Or maybe you’ve been killing it with an exercise routine and lately you’ve totally fallen off the wagon. Or perhaps the other night you ate an entire bag of peanut M&Ms. Been there.
And it leaves you thinking…Oh my God am I ever going to get back to my normal schedule? Will I ever feel like exercising…like ever again in my entire life? Or what if I can’t stop eating and have no self-control?
But let me present to you a slightly different scenario. What if we could just allow it to be a part of life? To be okay?
I believe that life goes in cycles.
There are going to be times where you’re rockin’ it at work, or perfecting a new habit or on the road to losing 50 pounds.
And then there are going to be times where you get sick, a family emergency comes up, you take a new job, or you move across the country.
And shit just happens. You find yourself falling off the wagon but instead of beating yourself up and worrying that you’ll NEVER EVER feel back on track again, practice self-compassion and just let it be okay.
You WILL get back to your exercise routine.
You WILL stop binge eating.
You WILL feel back to normal one day.
Everyday offers the opportunity for a new choice. Every moment is a new moment.
Sometimes we just need a little push, nudge, or shove getting us there.
Sometimes you reach the end of your rope, and THAT'S OKAY!
- Over it? Embrace that feeling. Go easy on yourself, be kind to yourself, don't push yourself to power through the burn out or low feeling. Get with your besties and let them lift you up and remind you that it's just a little time in the valley, before long you'll be back on track and tackling the mountain ahead!
Alexis Meads received her M.A. at Harvard University. She is a Certified Wellness Coach and Self-Love Expert. She helps women to fall madly in love, feel sexy and confident every day and create a life full of adventure. For more articles, visit www.AlexisMeads.com or download her Free Video Training here.
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