I’m not sure what it was about the past week, but I was off. My healthy eating was a little less healthy, exercise more or less stopped and commitments just seemed to matter less. I was on autopilot. Somehow I completely missed a pretty important meeting because I managed to put it in my calendar for the wrong day. Getting knocked down a peg certainly didn’t help me snap out of it.
It’s funny how our dedication and enthusiasm ebbs and flows. Just as I’d come to slip up starting a little over a week ago for reasons I don’t comprehend, waking up this morning with a sense of urgency to snap out of it and get back to the choices that I know work well for me also arrived for no reason.
If there’s one thing that this week has reminded me of is that no one is perfect and that just because you falter, it doesn’t mean you have to quit all together. In the past I would have had a different mentality, stating that I hadn’t been strong enough, using my week out of step as evidence. Now, for reasons unknown to me, I am able to say that it’s OK to make mistakes from time to time. I know what works and it’s time to get back on the road to the great things I know I can achieve.