Let’s face it, no matter how positive we are or how well we take care of ourselves, all days are not created equally.
We have ups and we have downs.
Change takes energy. On our up days, we have enough–we follow our plans–we behave (be have) in a way that supports our intentions.
But when we have low energy, we rely on habit. And if our habits are not good for us, we know it on some level and judge ourselves harshly. You know the routine–it’s a downward spiral that leads us in the wrong direction. Self-punishment is a poor reaction but when you feel bad about your self, you will behave badly–see how it goes?
What I propose is that we allow ourselves to take baby steps, recognizing progress as the goal and self-reward.