Is eating pancakes black or white?
Is eating pancakes black or white?

Is eating pancakes black or white?

Is eating pancakes black or white?

Is eating pancakes black or white?

Let’s talk about self-talk.

A few years ago you would not see me happily celebrating Pancake Day.

Casually enjoying some pancakes, having a great time and moving on with my life.

Nope.

I would spend hours thinking about the amount of calories I was to consume.

And how it definitely wasn’t going to be worth it.

When the day came, I would eat one pancake, because everyone around was having them…

And it would make me feel like the worst person on earth – a total failure.

So I would treat this day as ‘wasted 24hrs’ and go on binge eating for the rest of the day punishing myself for being such a worthless human being.

The pattern was simple:

1. I would THINK eating pancakes is just bad for me

2. I would TELL myself if I have one, I’ll be the worst person on earth

3. Once I had one, I would FEEL like crap and someone without any self control that deserved to be punished

…all because I wanted a HEALTHY, HAPPY, BALANCED LIFE, ha!

I used to think happiness was black & white.

That things can only be either good or bad and there’s nothing in between.

Instead of happiness…
I ended up with chronic disappointment.

All changed when I decided to put it all in perspective:

* I admitted one day full of pancakes wasn’t going to ruin any healthy lifestyle I was trying to have

* I realised I didn’t want to spend hours thinking about things as trivial as this

* I acknowledged the connection between what I think and tell myself & how it makes me feel

See, the change didn’t happen overnight.

In fact – it’s still an ongoing process.

But the difference is – now I know how what I tell myself is going to impact how I feel.

And I choose to feel as good as I possibly can.

So now I wake up feeling excited on the Pancake Day.

I celebrate and I move on with my life.

Black and white is no longer the way I think…couldn’t say the same about the way I dress, I guess! ?

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