Self Compassion vs Making Excuses

Do you ever feel like you’re torn between working harder, being better, pushing yourself more - and just giving yourself a break?!

It’s easy to feel like any form of self-compassion or looking after yourself is just making an excuse when you don’t have the energy to do some exercise or choose the healthy meal.

So, how do you tell the difference?

When is it ok to stop and chill, and when should you push through and work a bit harder?

We like to think of self compassion as this:

Holding yourself accountable to something that you know will matter to you in the future

When you have a workout to complete, or meals to prep, but life comes along and gets in the way, stop and think…

Am I prioritising myself and my needs here?

Will I be glad at the end of the week with the choice I made today?

Will what I do today make a difference to me in a year’s time?

When you think you might be making an excuse, stop and think…

Am I letting myself drop out or give up for a valid reason?

Am I telling myself I’ll do it later when I know that I won’t?

Am I bailing out of a plan I made - and will I regret it this time next week?

We know that life happens.

It’s not our job to dictate what’s right for you.

At the end of the day, only you can decide that.

Where we come in is helping YOU identify when you need to be a little kinder to yourself and when you need to knuckle down.

If you’re struggling to distinguish the difference between self compassion and excuses - ask yourself the questions above and if you need a hand drop us a message and we’ll be happy to chat with you.

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