May 17-how quickly can you bounce back from a mistake? Tiny actions are the key

On Monday I started rewarding myself for not eating sugar and not eating ice. Eating ice has become a terrible habit that I started during the pandemic and I can’t seem to stop. SO I thought I would reward myself for the days that I didn’t eat ice.

I would pay myself 5.00 a day for every day I didn’t chomp on ice. I put a sticker on the top of my water bottle lid that says 5.00 and every day that I could accomplish it, I transferred 5.00 into a separate fund. Everything was going awesome until this morning. I am stressed out about something at my job, had insomnia all week and I started chewing on some ice this morning. I also treated myself to a couple of scones.

So technically I have failed. However, using tiny actions, I was able to get right back on the healthy eating track and have asparagus and eggs for lunch. I told myself I didn’t have to be perfect, I just had to start again. I had to break the day into three parts, move on from the first part and focus on what I could do for the second and third parts.

I accomplished the eating healthy, the chewing ice, not so much. I’m a work in progress. We all are. I will try again on the third part of today. That is all we can do, is try again. Start again. For my new readers, this blog is a real life documentary of striving for better. The ups and downs and all the in betweens.

I will keep you posted as I continue to grow and make mistakes. thank you to my 81 followers!

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