So the other day, I was sat there with my youngest daughter (Imi…only 19 weeks)
she was a bit unsettled….wriggling around…
Pretty much just…OVERTIRED.
She needed a nap. As did I 😉
eventually, she did fall to sleep in my arms
(so amazing just staring at your sleeping baby…)
But life is life…so I started doing some reading I had to do for a course I’m on next month…
Now, fast forward an hour
my bum is numb (I literally had not moved…literally still with my daughter on my lap)
& I’m BURSTING for a wee…
Thoughts are racing through my head at this point:
‘Do I get up , put her down & risk waking her up?’
do I just sit here, deal with it, and have some ‘me time’?”
Why am I sharing this with you?
Well, I spent the next 5 minutes just going through what to do next…
Predicting the future.
Going through the “What if”
Which meant I still had a numb bum AND missed out on 5 minutes of ME time (which is pretty rare when you have 2 babies)
and it reminded me of the stories I tell myself in other areas of my life
That stop me doing the things I know I need to do to ..
Like when I expanded our Fit For Life Body Transformation Programme. I’ll share one of my ‘stories’ below:
“I won’t be able to cope” <<< babies on the way etc got me saying things like “I don’t have time”…
Which meant I procrastinated.
Did other things to distract myself that seemed productive,
from working more for Public Health to emptying the dishwasher… instead of TELLING people what I am doing…
I was Frustrated!! & Pretty pi$$ed off at myself to be honest. All because I was scared of not being able to cope and looking silly.
So I flipped it.. and asked myself:
What would happen if I didn’t believe the thought that ‘I wouldn’t be able to cope?”
I’d expand it, be excited, proud, helping more ladies achieve their goals, have my dream job, have the flexibility to build a programme I 110% believe in, have more energy, wake up excited…I could go on…
So, is this thought that ‘I wouldn’t be able to cope?” true?
NO!…I have no idea if I will be able to cope…I’m not mystic Meg!!
So in a nutshell, I’m making myself frustrated and preventing myself from being EXCITED, helping more people, a dream job, have more energy…
All from ONE thought…
Which I choose to believe.
Can you see how powerful that is?
When you do this, this has the potential to change your life.
So, the final part is asking yourself:
“What am I going to do now?”
Because it is NOT that you don’t know what to do…
It’s that you believe your own stories…
That end up driving up your fears…
About getting started
About whether you’ll have enough time be able to cope with your work and family demands
About whether this time is different
About whether you’ll be fit enough…
That you don’t do the thing you know you need to do.
A numb bum 😉
Matt ‘numb bum’ Fruci
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