I read a post some time ago about “sliding back” over the holidays. It made me wonder …
What if there was no such thing as sliding back in life?
When we make a mistake, we are making a mistake. When we eat that chocolate bar, we are eating that chocolate bar. When we don’t get around to exercising, then we don’t exercise. When we forget to meditate then we don’t meditate….. you get where I’m heading with this.
“Sliding back” is a judgment that we put on ourselves. It is a belief that usually makes us feel bad …. Its like a weight we impose on ourselves.
It isn’t the truth.
Our thoughts are not the truth! Things are the way they are. Our thoughts create judgments in our mind whether something is good or bad.
Instead of being hard on yourself, try to accept the ways things are.
Even better, lighten up and ditch that heavy load you’ve burdened yourself with!
Instead of judging, be kind and accept your own human frailty and failings.
If life is a series of highs and lows, then we move through challenges and setbacks. There’s no such thing as sliding backwards.