Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist

Did I say “confession”?  I’m sorry… I must have been mistaken (!), but I have found that having a sense of humor is very helpful to me!  I just wanted to talk a little today, though, about a potentially big issue for many of us.  It’s about the matter of anAll-or-Nothingapproach—because, unfortunately, this approach can have some very negative consequences at times that relate directly to our health & wellness… in body, mind, or soul.

Now THAT would be a MISTAKE That Truly MATTERS!

It’s just that waiting to be able to do something the rightway, or at the righttime, with 100% effort & compliance [such as with a diet & exercise program], can easily mean never getting started at all—Or, if we have already begun, it might cause us to 100% give up!ImageSo, on that note, I spotted a recent story in the news about exercise [noted below] that offers encouragement for positive perseverance, even when we think we can’t give it our “ALL”… A healthy message for both perfectionists & non-perfectionists alike.  See news link for article entitled:

“Every Minute of Physical Activity Really Does Count, New Study Shows” [By Melissa Dahl of TODAY]

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/every-minute-physical-activity-really-does-count-new-study-shows-8C11042850

After all, SOMEthing is better than NOthing!–EF

PS:  This can also be a useful reminder for us all, too, for during the busy holiday season when we may feel as if we have failed because we’re no longer able to make it to the gym as often or as long; tempting us then to no longer go at all.  Hope my “Perfect Note to Self” will be of help! (:

©2013.–The Way to Nourish for Life RD [EF].

Note: Please refer to ABOUT section of “The Way to Nourish for Life” for caveat at thewaytonourishforlife.wordpress.com/about

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