Weekends are tough when you’re trying to live a healthy lifestyle. There is just something about the weekend approaching that changes the mind-set. It kind of sucks to have no problem following healthy boundaries during the week only to have it all turned upside down at four o’clock on Friday. I know I am not the only one with this issue, however, I do know from reading The Super Brain by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi that the more self-awareness I have the better I will be at breaking any unwanted habits. I also know that if I can create a detachment within this habit by calling it out and recognizing it, I can change it.
I am about half-way through this book and already I have learned so much about myself. Simply calling out any recurring bad behavior will enable me to successfully put an end to it. I have struggled with the weekend mind change for, what seems like forever, and have been aware that my biggest trigger to over eat is boredom. I have always known this about myself, however I have not taken the time to give it a voice before indulging. Now, before I eat I ask myself: “why am I eating”? If the answer is anything other than hunger I take note of it and then I eat.
I am going to do whatever it takes to turn this around. I know longer want to have mixed feelings when the weekends roll around. On one hand I am excited to have a couple of days off, but on the other hand I know that I will be struggling to do the right thing. I no longer want to face the struggle. I am well aware that if I am struggling I will inevitably fail, therefore it is time to make peace with the weekend warrior that is hiding inside of me. This counterpart that I am sure is ego driven must be stifled. She obviously doesn’t have my healthy best interst at heart. I will be investigating her motives and feelings until I am able to finally put an end to the destructive behavior by being more self-aware.