The juggle is real. Today went wrong for me 😭
Yes, we all have these days. But still, it was hard. I was up 20 times in the night thanks to my pregnancy bladder and toddler, and felt beyond tired in the morning. And my thoughts and cravings were all over the place. It would have been so easy to write off the day as a lost cause.
But instead, I managed to keep the overwhelm at bay.
Actually this "writing the day off" is something I talk to my clients about often. In psychology, it's called the "What-the-hell-effect" (or, counterregulatory behavior). Something happens, whether that's getting up too late, skipping a workout, or having a 'naughty' snack and we say "What the hell" and write off the whole day leading to a cycle of indulgence, regret or shame, more indulgence, more regret or shame, and so on.
But there are ways to break that cycle! And those are the ways I use on a day that might have started out rubbish. There are two important things to remember here:
1. Never underestimate the power of a single meal. Even if you've been snacking on junk all day, having ONE balanced meal with loads of fibre, and good protein and fats will still fill your nutrient needs and fuel you.
2. Feeling stressed is a choice. Yup, it's up to you whether you discard the whole day or whether you take a few deep breaths and focus on just ONE thing you CAN achieve today to still feel productive.
If you'd like to learn more about this and experience many other mindset shifts along those lines, join my signature 4-week programme Overcome Overwhelm, which is kicking off on Monday, 5th July and will offer you a simple roadmap from 'getting by' to feeling in control of your health, energy and stress levels.