okay you know how I’m constantly theorizing abt mental health shit and trying to find coping work-arounds? here’s a new one
1. I can’t form habits unless I feel good about taking little steps BUT, 2. I feel inadequate if I can’t do Everything All At Once, Perfectly, so if I have to take a break during one plank pose during my yoga, I am Bad and Didn’t Do Anything, AND, 3. Just trying to make myself vaguely “feel good” has had paltry results so far, UNTIL:
4. I started thinking of myself as a golden retriever that had done a trick
I mean think about it,,, early on in training, if your dog only rolls halfway over do you only give them half the praise?? NO. There is much petting and ruffling of ears and cooing. YOU KINDA ROLLED OVER!! GOOD JOB, WOW WHAT A GOOD JOB, TEN OUT OF TEN WHAT AN EXCELLENT CHILD!!! Ruffle the ears of ur soul and shout happy babytalk at it. It’s trying its best and you deserve it.