Thursday, February 22, 2018

Throwback Thursday No. 9

It's been a while since I did a "Throwback Thursday" and, today is going to be a little different than previous 'throwbacks'.

This past weekend, I was leafing through some of my old posts from exactly a year ago this month. Every once in a while, I like to look back, and I am so glad that I did. During my search, I came across a really inspired post I wrote about how focusing on the big picture can sometimes hinder weight loss. If you're interested in reading the post, I'll link it below.

How Focusing on the Big Picture Hurts

If you don't have the time to check out the entire post, here are a few of my favorite excerpts: 
"Today, I want to urge myself and anyone else who struggles with this problems to stop thinking of the big picture so much; to start adding up the little moments in each day, instead. I want to look more at how each meal is either going to end up helping or hurting my progress. If I have a bad meal, it's not a reason to throw in the towel for the entire day. The next meal counts, too; for better or worse."
"While each week is indeed a fresh start; each day is, too. Furthermore, each meal is where the real success starts. For more success in losing weight, I want to focus more on the meal-by-meal instead of the day-by-day or week-by-week." 
"For times when I feel discouraged about how long it will take to get to my all-time goal, I need to remember that it will take even longer to get there if I keep putting it off. The time is going to pass anyway, so I might as well make this time count." 
"Focusing too much on the big picture tends to minimize our short-term goals. It makes our short-term goals seem like they aren't that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things, however, it's those short-term goals that add up to the big picture, in the end. Overlooking short-term goals delays progress."
One of my favorite quotes from the post is that "the time is going to pass anyway, so I might as well make this time count." I also like how I mentioned that overlooking short-term goals delays progress. This month, I made some goals and, I'm not going to lie; I've overlooked them quite a bit.

Revisiting this post on how I need to focus less on the big picture helps brings things back into perspective for me. I hope it helps you, too.

1 comment:

  1. Yes! I need to start focusing on the little thigs now rather than my main big goal!!