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Bad Week vs Good Week

Was this a “bad week” or a “good week”?

How we talk to ourselves about the passage of time can set up limitations that can make it difficult to bounce back from challenges more quickly.

For example, if you are working on weight loss and tell yourself, “Well, I really blew it with lunch today. There goes my whole week”, then you might decide to give up on your week, eat poorly, and wait until the following week to start over again.

People can risk gaining weight during the rest of that “bad week” and feel very demoralized by the scale when they weigh in. 

If you have a “moment”, or a “day”, rather than a “week”, then you quickly get back on track with those healthy eating and exercise habits. 

Having a rough moment lets you move on quickly to the next moment where you can bounce back, and make a healthier choice. You’re not trapped in the prison of waiting a whole week to get back on track.

How you talk about time can impact your weight loss!

by Diana Zilly, MS, MA, LCPC, NBCFCH. Diana is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy, and former Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Joliet Junior College.