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Soulful Sundays: The Third Option

All-or-nothing thinking is a common mindset that I encounter when working with folks at the clinic. I've heard it so many times, in so many different contexts. "I really want to lose weight, but I have to start after the holidays so I won't be tempted; I know that I should start eating better, but I just can't give up sugar; I want to get stronger, but just can't commit to going to the gym right now." All of these statements are based on the assumption that our goals are only achievable with whole-scale changes in our lifestyles. Not only is this assumption false, it is a threat to actually getting anything done. I would argue that larger lifestyle habits (good sleep, exercise, healthy diet, positive mindset, etc.) all piggy-back on smaller habits that we can change right now. Hear me out.