Today we leave for New Hampshire to meet friends, & I’m excited to relax & turn my brain off for a while.
Going away means I've spent Monday & Tuesday getting my ass in gear to jam in a week’s worth of work, hoping I don’t forget something, while my husband is traveling cross-country on business & my kid started camp. Add in laundry, packing, & all the other getting-ready-to-go-away bullshit…
Needless to say, it's been a highly imperfect week of being off my training routine.
Fortunately, I’ve been brainwashed to believe in consistency, not perfection. Now I strive merely for consistency & sustainability. It's tough work.
This means asking myself, “What CAN I control? What CAN I handle this week? What CAN I fit in?”
What I had to say no to: Two yoga classes. One Tuesday workout.
Seriously. That’s it. That’s all I gave up. Two yoga classes & one workout.
Writing this out exposed how ridiculously noisy my head has been! I see that I’ve made consistent, sustainable, wise choices to help me get the MOST important things done before we leave today.
What will happen on vacation? I’ll bike, walk, & find a local yoga studio. I'll eat fairly well & be consistent in an effort to sustain my training. Will it be a perfect week? Of course not. But remember, we are going for progress, not perfection!
Next time you beat yourself up, get in your own way, or can’t get out of your head, list the sustainable, consistent, wise choices you have made. What have you accomplished? It’s kind of mind-blowing to let go of perfection.