Ever find yourself saying any of these?
“I want to change but it’s so hard!”
“I tried doing it, but it was too hard.”
“That sounds hard, not interested.”
So many people don’t change is because it’s hard to. They attempt, it’s too hard, and they give up. Or maybe they don’t even bothering trying because they just assume it will be hard.
And it’s hard to not give in to your binge urges, I get it.
But hard does not mean impossible.
Hard just means it’s going to take extra effort and if its something you really want then you better be willing to put extra effort into it!
Too often people want results but aren’t willing to put in that effort and time to make it happen.
You know what you need to do, especially if you’ve been following me.
So then why aren’t you doing it?
One reason could be that you don’t believe you can.
You need to believe that you can do it even if it’s hard.
You need to believe that you can do hard things.
You’ve conquered hard things before and you will continue to conquer them again and again.
Take a moment to think about something that was so hard for you to do and you did it. This is just one more hard thing that you’re going to do.
A little mind shift around this could be helpful as well.
What if it isn’t hard, it’s just was needs to be done? If when you feel an urge you’re thinking, “Not giving in right now is so hard!” then it’s going to be way more difficult to not binge than if you’re thinking, “Not giving in is what needs to be done.” Notice how different it feels to think each of those. That feeling you get is going to determine whether or not you binge.
Remember, your thoughts create your feelings and your feelings drive your actions.
“It’s hard” should never be the reason why you don’t do something. That hard work will for sure be worth it in the end.
It’s the work that is the hardest that is the most rewarding.
So get yourself that big reward that comes when your urge subsides and you don’t binge rather than that pretend reward that you get from binge eating.
Binge eating is never truly rewarding.
Stop stopping yourself. Keep going, even if it’s hard. It may even become easy before you know it.