Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The Slippery Slope: #Project30Days October
Why is something hard called an uphill battle and something that is dangerously easy is called a slippery slope? What would happen if we changed our perspective on those two metaphors. Maybe something that is hard can be a slippery slope into something good if we just give it enough repetition?
For example, I make my bed every day now. Way back in May my #Project30Days was to make my bed everyday, and I did. And I am still doing it! It wasn't an uphill battle ever. It was actually easy. I just became someone who makes the bed every morning. For 30 days I took the decision making out of it and down the slippery slope I went.
Now clearly, making the bed isn't as hard as not weighing yourself (at least for me). Some things lend themselves to the slippery slope of good habits more than others, however I am forever optimistic. I think it is one of my greatest traits and I don't care if you think I'm being all Pollyanna about it (that was for Kier...).
So what does all of this have to do with my project this month? Well, lately I feel like I've been on a slippery slope and not the good kind. I've been eating a few too many treats and I can feel my body falling into a sugar coma and I DON'T LIKE IT! But instead of giving myself this image of an uphill battle (really why would I want to slip into imagery of fighting when I am seeking more peace in my life), I'm giving myself a gentle, slippery slope.
Today I'm making the decision, once for the entire month, to not eat sugar or grains for 30 days. DONE. I am also going to try again at not weighing myself. I actually think I am more ready this time than last time, so I'm excited to do this. I didn't even weigh myself yesterday, because I don't want this to be about me wondering if I am gaining or losing weight. I just want to look into the mirror and call it good.
So, down the slippery slope of clean eating I go!
What will you be doing this month?