Dealing with my inner voice

  • Take out a piece of paper and make 3 columns
  • Detail in the first column all of the terrible things and scenarios that, if you did the thing you are considering (a new job, project, ending a relationship, starting a diet), could happen.
  • In the 2nd column list all of the things that you can do to minimize the likelihood of the things in column 1 from happening.
  • In the 3rd column list all the line by line actions you can take to get you back to where you were, to re-achieve all things you need to do to get you back to the status quo. For example it could be getting back into the industry you may leave in order to start your own business.
  • Look at the 3 lists and the # of items in those lists. Calculate the impact of the decisionĀ on a scale of 0-10. From there the answer should be clear.

Keep my eyes on the prize!

  1. people notice – be gracious in accepting compliments – if the weight stays off then it will just become the normal me
  2. people ask questions – explain paleo diet and tell them I am going to the gym – refer them to a personal trainer
  3. I want other food – do the mental “click” and get rid of the pop-up thoughts – keep recording food and healthy options in a blog
  4. spend money on clothes – uh, I have clothes in other sizes in my closet – I can spend $1,000 on clothes when I reach 150
  5. I am hungry – drink more water – Metamucil