Many years ago, I remember reading this quote from a book by the author Brian Tracy, in which he said:
“If you’re living a normal, busy life today, you will probably have a crisis of some kind every two to three months”
That idea blew my mind. Previously, when a crisis had occurred, I would think “why me?” and “why now?”. But here was the idea that actually, for most people, crises happen regularly, and predictably.
It’s not unusual and it’s not personal!
If you can accept this idea, it will change your perception of life.
After all, if crises are regular, then:
– You SHOULD plan for them
– You SHOULD NOT be surprised by them
– You SHOULD NOT be upset when they come along and ruin your best-laid plans.
This is especially relevant for managing your weight.
If you are embarking on a weight loss plan, and something happens in your life that derails your plans, this is NOT unusual.
For example, you might start losing weight, and then a week later catch a really bad cold.
Or work gets busy.
Or a family member gets unwell.
The disruption could be enough to push your weight loss plans WAY off course.
You can interpret these events as cruel timing, get annoyed with yourself and then give up. Actually, that’s what most people do!
But getting pushed off track when you start losing weight is NORMAL.
The best thing you can do is prepare yourself for the inevitable crisis that WILL happen.
Remind yourself that crises will happen, and it’s not personal, or a failing.
Then make yourself get back on track as soon as possible.
Does this resonate with you? Has this been your experience? Share your thoughts in the comments section.