Doesn’t it seem like during this time of year that everywhere you turn there’s special goodies and treats just waiting for you to indulge in?
I hear it from my client all the time, that people are constantly bringing in cookies and other baked goods to their workplace. Or their bosses arrange special breakfasts with lots of pastries. Or they get food gifts.
I find it interesting how this has become a tradition. The holiday season is a time when people go out of their way to make unhealthy, sugary foods free and readily available.
I wish we could live in a world where it wasn’t normal to be bombarded with an excessive amount of cookies, donuts, cakes, and candies just because “it’s the holidays.”
But that will probably never happen.
We must accept that this is how it is and people are going to want to bake and buy and bring those things into your life.
It’s not easy to say no again and again. It’s also not easy to say no when someone offers you something they put time and love into making.
But there’s something you can do to make it easier.
Have an amazing reason to say no.
Your reason has to be compelling and awesome. Your reason for not wanting to eat them has to be better than your reason for wanting to eat them.
What is your reason?
If you don’t know, or if you have a reason but it’s not compelling enough, it’s time to start thinking.
Why is it more important for you to not eat that treat than to eat it?
How will your life be better if you say no?
Yes, I know you want to eat it. But what do you want more than that?
How about this one – if you had to choose between living your most amazing life possible and eating a cookie, which would you choose?
Before you reach for a sugary goodie, pause and think for a moment. Think before you act. Think about what you really want and why.
Saying no is always an option. It’s up to you to choose it.